Download PDF version This paper attempts to explain why some regional parties flourished and others fizzled out in the 16th general elections to the Lok Sabha. To explain this variation, it makes a distinction between regionally-located parties and regionalist parties. While both are regional parties in the sense that they
Download PDF version Analysing the National Election Study data from 1996 to 2014, this paper examines the effect of media exposure on Indian elections to reach four main conclusions. First, in the last two decades, Indian electorates have been more exposed to the media than ever before. Second, in the
The United States and India must strive to create a $1 trillion economic relationship by 2030 not because it is easy, but because it is hard—to paraphrase that great American President and friend of India, John F. Kennedy. An ambitious bilateral agenda will help both countries: it will put in place thinking,
Most countries have demonstrated some success in responding to disasters. Does it imply that as a species we have learnt how to handle disasters, and that disaster risk management has fi nally come of age? As discussions on the formulation of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-15)
Download PDF version Does popular understanding of disaster lead the idea of disaster management prevention and mitigation in the field? How does it differ in cases of flash and recurrent disaster? Is there any need to change either plan or strategy to mitigate the condition of those people who face
Foreign policy is not ‘foreign’ to a country’s interests; it is central to them. Policy makers influence international environment and use it to promote the nation’s national interests. Team Modi has amply internalized this linkage. Its focus on accelerating India’s economic development drives it to run a creative external policy.
Download PDF version Neorealists on both sides have yet again constrained India-China relations within the old rules of the game. Neorealists continue to call the tune in the highest policy circles, think tanks and the media in India and China. They found their moment when Chinese President Xi Jinping came
There is a high tide of hope for change in India. This May, across India’s immense diversity, 1.25 billion people spoke unequivocally for political stability, good governance and rapid development. India has a government with a majority in the Lok Sabha, our lower house of parliament, for the first time