What 70 Years of Ordinances Tell Us About the President’s Powers
While the President’s power to issue ordinances was intended to manage emergency situations, ordinances are not rare. President Droupadi Murmu’s election is historic; how she deals with ordinances will be an important aspect of her tenure.
How Does Facebook Influence India’s Democracy?
How exactly was Facebook influencing Indian elections? What are the systems the company has in place to fight manipulated spread, and are they effective?
The Different Hues of Green Painting the 2022 State Legislative Assembly...
How have contesting parties waging the 2022 state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur been talking ‘green’?
Should Voter ID Data Be Linked to Aadhaar? Episode 4 of...
Why does the government want to link your Aadhaar with the electoral roll? How does this affect the logistics of elections, and what challenges are on the horizon?
How To Tell If Online Voting Systems Are Good For Democracy
Before implementing online voting systems, voters, researchers, and journalists reporting on elections need a framework to assess their feasibility.
Your Corporator: The Elected Representative You Forget to Vote For
Corporators have the agency and opportunity to attend to, if not solve, the most immediate and proximate woes of an urban citizen. Yet, municipal elections continue to be one of the most ignored aspects of Indian democracy, with local politics playing subordinate to state and national politics.
Whose Olympics is it Anyway? The Edokko Dilemma
What elements have complicated Tokyo’s ability to assure the world that the Olympics will be held amidst a pandemic?
The History of Political Violence in West Bengal
Is political violence an unavoidable part of West Bengal? How can we understand the violence that occurred after Mamta Banerjee's TMC won the state elections?
How Can Citizens Decide Electoral Agendas?
How can citizens create political narratives and change the focus of elections to human development indicators like education, health or the environment?
In this Season’s Electoral Promises, Where Does Education Feature?
Where does education feature in election campaigns? Can Education be a successful political plank?
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