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The Quint, 27 November 2017Gujarat Elections: Adivasis and Dalits Likely to Bail Out the BJP

The Quint, 22 November 2017Gujarat Elections: Popularity Ratings May Spell Trouble for BJP

The Quint, 14 November 2017For BJP in Poll-Bound Gujarat, ‘Urbanisation’ a Double-Edged Sword

The Quint, 11 October 2017: Gujarat Polls: Go Local Should be the Mantra for Congress 

The Quint, 4 October 2017BJP’s Kerala Rally Will Strengthen Party, But Challenges Remain

The Quint, 29 September 2017: Gujarat Elections: Why Political Parties are Wooing the Patidars

The Quint, 9 August 2017: Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls Show Amit Shah Is Human and Can Err Too

The Quint, 8 July 2017: Nitish Kumar Won’t Join NDA – Definitely Not After CBI Raided Lalu

The Quint, 1 June 2017With New Cattle Rules, BJP Hopes to Retain Voter Base in 2019 Poll

FirstPost, May 31, 2017: Babri Masjid row and fates of 3 BJP leaders: After sidelining Advani, Narendra Modi’s politics is bad news for Uma Bharti

The Quint, 26 May 2017Modi@3: Promise of 1 Crore Jobs Turns Out to be Another Jumla

FirstPost, May 26, 2017Maharashtra civic polls results in 2017: BJP, Congress has a lot to cheer about while regional parties lose dominance

The Quint, 26 May 2017: Modi@3: Riding the Crude Wave, Yet Failing to Fuel Consumption

FirstPost, May 20, 2017I-T raids will not deter Lalu Yadav: RJD chief has bounced back from worse crises in past

FirstPost, May 17, 2017: West Bengal civic poll results: TMC’s win establishes how non-Hindi speaking states remain to challenge for BJP

FirstPost, May 16, 2017: Nitish Kumar has no prime ministerial ambition: A clever lie to misguide BJP; signals Congress to initiate talks

FirstPost, May 14, 2017Mayawati tapes leaked by Naseemuddin Siddiqui brings back focus on the murky world of political funding

FirstPost, May 12, 2017: Presidential Election 2017: UP, Uttarakhand wins give NDA an edge as Opposition camp unify to take on BJP’s might

FirstPost, May 10, 2017EVM hacking: Is Narendra Modi govt’s delay on funding for VVPAT the root cause of all speculations?

FirstPost, May 09 2017:  Fodder scam or not, leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav will continue to thrive: Corruption isn’t a big issue for Indians

FirstPost, May 08 2017AAP in crisis: Arvind Kejriwal’s party’s meteoric rise and how things went so terribly wrong

FirstPost, May 08 2017Why the new banking ordinance may not be able to solve the NPA rot

FirstPost, May 07 2017Kapil Mishra alleges Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain: Can AAP survive another crisis?

FirstPost, May 07 2017AAP thrives on the politics of confrontation; BJP’s witch hunt is only going to help Arvind Kejriwal

FirstPost, May 06 2017Shivpal Yadav starts Samajwadi storm again: How SP is struggling to counter BJP juggernaut

FirstPost, May 03 2017Kumar Vishwas decides to stay with AAP: Here’s why Arvind Kejriwal was quick to address his concerns

FirstPost, May 02 2017Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president

FirstPost, Apr 28, 2017MCD Election 2017: Don’t write AAP’s obituary until the 2020 Assembly polls

FirstPost, Apr 28, 2017Lessons from MCD Election 2017: Congress’ only hope in Delhi is an alliance with AAP

The Quint, 27 March 2017IndiaSpend Data Cannot Make Congress Happy When Its Chips Are Down

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017MCD Elections 2017 Results: Massive victory highlights BJP’s new strategy to tackle anti-incumbency

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017 Results: Big win for BJP proves party is reaching stature enjoyed by Congress in the 1950s

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Irrespective of results, introspection is need of the hour for AAP

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Exit polls portend bad omen for AAP; is the aam aadmi dream dead?

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017: MCD Election 2017: Big day for AAP, BJP, and Congress; polls will have national ramifications

FirstPost, Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Complex interplay of caste and class will determine the winner

FirstPost, Apr 23, 2017Why a Bihar-like grand alliance to counter BJP in Uttar Pradesh is doomed to fail?

FirstPost, Apr 21, 2017MCD Election 2017: AAP has lost ground since 2015, but BJP’s weak local leadership may hurt party

FirstPost, Apr 17, 20172019 Lok Sabha election: BJP’s strategy must focus on retaining states, expanding base

FirstPost, Apr 13, 2017By-election results in 2017: From Congress’ solid show to AAP’s route, here are five key themes from by polls

FirstPost, Apr 06 2017MCD Election 2017: Congress’ over-reliance on failings of BJP instead of forcing change will prove costly

FirstPost, Apr 04 2017MCD Election 2017: Ten reasons why Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party might pull off a win

The Quint, 25 March 2017Abolish Office Of The President Instead Of Giving It More Powers

The Quint, 20 March 2017BJP Must Perform Now in UP if it Wants to Replicate 2014 in 2019

FirstPost, Mar 14, 2017: UP Election Results 2017: Akhilesh Yadav, and not Mayawati, is the biggest loser

The Quint, 12 March 2017Faulty EVMs to be Blamed? Muslims Change the Rules in UP Polls

FirstPost, Mar 11, 2017: UP Election Results 2017: Improvement on BSP’s social engineering model takes BJP to dizzy heights

The Quint, 10 March 2017: UP Exit Poll Results: BJP’s Gamble of Not Having a CM Face Worked

FirstPost, Mar 10, 2017Exit polls 2017: Why solid data collection rather than methodology is key for higher accuracy

Citizen, February 02, 2017Punjab Polls: Thrilling Triangular Contest Set To Boil Down to Each Seat

Citizen, January 31, 2017Caste UnPlugged: Non-Yadav OBCs and Non-Jatav Dalits May Decide the UP Outcome

FirstPost, Jan 18, 2017: Elections 2017 will be tests for BJP’s ‘top down’ campaign strategy, Modi’s strength

FirstPost, 31 December 2016: 10 Reasons Why BJP’s Dream of Congress-Mukt Bharat Won’t Come True

The Quint, 23 November 2016: Bypoll Results Not People’s Verdict on Note Ban, Wait Till UP 2017

Merinews, 11, August 2016: It’s all about caste in Uttar Pradesh!

The Quint,  2 August 2016: Fear of Rising in Anti-Dalit Perception Behind Anandiben Quitting

Faking News, 17, Jul 2016Todi calls Fah & Jhootly after Sarunachal Debacle

DailyO,  06 July 2016How Priyanka Gandhi will change rules of the game for Congress in UP

Swarajya, Jul 05, 2016: How BJP Can Win A Landslide In UP

DailyO,  28, July 2016: 5 controversies that marred Narasimha Rao’s political legacy

Yahoo News, 10 June 2016Is BJP beginning to abandon the Middle Class?

DailyO,  09, June 2016: Why Muslim voters will desert Mulayam in favor of Mayawati in UP

Swarajya, Jun 08, 2016: BJP May Benefit By Not Announcing A CM Candidate In UP

Swarajya, Jun 02, 2016: 2019 Could End Up Looking A Lot Like 1971

Yahoo News, 31 May 2016PSU Bank Losses – Tax Payers to the rescue again?

DailyO, 26, May 2016India’s rising unemployment should be Modi’s biggest worry

Swarajya, May 25, 2016Can BJP From The Government In Kerala In 2021?

DailyO, 24, May 2016No hope for GST Bill: Congress likely to retain Rajya Sabha majority

DailyO,  2o, May 201610 reasons Left-Congress lost West Bengal more than Mamata won it

The Quint, 1 August 2016Anandiben Is in Trouble, but Will Gujarati Asmita Work for BJP?

Yahoo News, 1 August 2016The real story behind Exit Poll results

DailyO,  18, May 2016: HD Deve Gowda: Accidental PM who taught every Indian politician to hope

Yahoo News, 14 May 2016The close Leadership contest in Tamil Nadu

Yahoo News, 12 May 2016Interesting Findings from Income Tax Data

DailyO, 09, May 2016UDF stands to lose Kerala polls with even minorities turning away

DailyO,  29, May 2016West Bengal Cricket Match

Faking News, 29, Apr 2016Sharad calls Advani for Margdarshan

Yahoo News, 26 April 2016Can Prashant Kishor Deliver UP and Punjab to the Congress party?

DailyO,  24, April 2016Prashant Kishor’s real test begins now with Rahul Gandhi

DailyO,  23, April 2016Why Supreme Court’s stand in Uttarakhand crisis is baffling

DailyO, 14, April 2016: The love-hate relationship between BJP and Jayalalithaa

Yahoo News, 11 April 2016Can Muslims stop BJP juggernaut in Assam?

DailyO, 11, April 2016: Why Left will sweep Kerala in 2016 polls

Swarajya, Apr 05, 2016: Bengal Elections Now Depend On Just One Thing: Leadership Ratings

DailyO, 04, April 2016Muslim votes hold the key to Mamata returning to power in West Bengal

Swarajya, Apr 04, 2016West Bengal: Another Bihar For BJP, Only Worse

DailyO,  28, March 2016Does Jayalalithaa have a chance of coming back as Tamil Nadu CM?

DailyO,  23, March 2016Can BJP mark its entry in Assam?

DailyO, 21, March 2016Leave aside Mamata, BJP won’t even unseat Left in Bengal

DailyO, 14, March 2016India’s Left will not be decimated in West Bengal and Kerala polls

DailyO, 8, March 2016: Will Rahul Gandhi fail again in state elections?

DailyO, 1, March 2016Salaried class is the biggest loser in Jaitley’s Budget

DailyO, 29, Feburary 20165 ups and 5 downs of Jaitley’s Budget 2016

DailyO, 25, Feburary 2016: Rail Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu puts Indian Railways back on track

DailyO, 19, Feburary 2016: Is bad loan waiver another 2G scam?

DailyO, 12, Feburary 2016: 10 decisions Arun Jaitley must take in Budget 2016

DailyO, 8, Feburary 2016Perform or perish Air India, but spare the passenger

DailyO, 1, Feburary 2016: Modi and BJP may lose Gujarat to Congress in 2017

DailyO, 29, January 2016Forget Jungle Raj, crime is actually down in Nitish-Lalu’s Bihar

DailyO, 25, January 2016Imposing President’s Rule in Arunachal will come back to haunt Modi Sarkar

DailyO, 22, January 2016Is the Modi government UPA-3 in the making?

Yahoo Finance, 11 January 2016: Spare the common man, Mr. Jaitley!

DailyO, 12, January 2016Is BJP the new Congress?

DailyO, 17, December 2015Why Sharad Pawar is a politician obsessed with staying in power

DailyO, 30, November 2015:  Can a mega anti-BJP alliance win against Modi in Lok Sabha 2019?

DailyO, 27, November 2015: Why NDA’s minority woes won’t end till 2019 polls

Swarajyamag, Nov 21, 2015: Was Mohan Bhagwat’s Anti-Reservation Comment The Main Reason For BJP’s Debacle In Bihar?

DailyO, 20, November 2015: Why everyone is out wooing Mayawati

DailyO, 16, November 2015Why Lalu will not make Nitish Kumar the biggest loser of Bihar elections

DailyO, 13 November 2015Bihar poll was a three-cornered fight and the ‘others’ scored high

Swarajyamag, Nov 10, 2015Bihar: How BJP And Allies Missed The Chemistry

DailyO, 7, November 2015: Forget exit polls, Bihar’s verdict will be a Game of Others

DailyO, 6, November 2015From Chanakya to C-Voter: What exit polls do not predict about Bihar

Hindustan Times, Nov 04, 2015Leadership ratings: Is it the biggest clue to Bihar election results?

DailyO, 4 November, 201511 reasons why the last phase of Bihar polls will change everything

Sawarjyamag, Oct 16, 2015Bihar Phase 1: It Is Not What It Seems To Be

Hindustan Times, Feb 25, 2015Budget 2015: Salaried class looks forward to PM Modi with great hopes

Hindustan Times, Jan 14, 2015Kejriwal vs Modi again? All is not lost for AAP in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Dec 02, 2014Will Jharkhand see a fractured mandate again?

Hindustan Times, Nov 24, 2014State of affairs in Jharkhand as it heads for elections

Faking News, 03, Nov 2015: The Plight of Poor Karyakartas in Bihar Elections

Hindustan Times, Jul 17, 2014BJP attempt to form govt in Delhi akin to hara-kiri

Hindustan Times, Jul 16, 2014Will the budget really usher in ‘acche din’ for India?

Hindustan Times, Jul 10, 2014: Why petrol products subsidies should be done away with

Hindustan Times,  Jun 28, 2014Railway fare hike could be the first of many bitter pills

Hindustan Times, Jun 27, 2014: An open letter to finance minister from salaried class

Hindustan Times,  Jun 11, 2014: After LS poll debacle, can the Congress bounce back?

Hindustan Times, May 29, 2014: Delhi is asking: can AAP bounce back?

Hindustan Times, May 13, 2014How top guns Modi, Rahul, and Kejriwal campaigned

Hindustan Times, Apr 21, 2014: Narendra Modi’s election campaign: what’s working, what may not

Hindustan Times, Apr 15, 2014: Not just a slogan: Why it’s important for you to vote this time

Faking News, 13, Feb 2014: Farnab interviews Fahul

Faking News, 04, Nov 2013: Skit – A Day in Parliament


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