ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Srinivasan Ramani

The "High Turnout" in ongoing Lok Sabha polls - What could explain it?

The ongoing Lok Sabha elections have clearly shown a higher turnout in most states as compared to previous Lok Sabha elections. Is this an one-off phenomenon? A look at the polling percentages in recent assembly elections suggests that there has been a general increase in voter participation over the past few years. What could be the reason?

For a Minimum Living Wage

On 12 December, nearly a lakh of workers predominantly from the unorganised sector marched to Parliament to demand a minimum living wage, social security measures and regularisation of work. The call had been given by trade unions across the political spectrum and the participants came from all parts of the country. However, mainstream and popular media remained indifferent and ignored the rally, as always.

The Aam Aadmi Party's win in Delhi: Dissecting it through Geographical Information Systems

A preliminary look at the electoral performance of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi state using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools allows us to make some qualitative conclusions that could have a bearing on the AAP's political strategy going forward. 

March For a Minimum Living Wage

On 12 December 2013, more than a lakh workers predominantly from the unorganised sector marched on Parliament to demand a minimum living wage, social security measures and regulariation of work. The call had been given by trade unions across the political spectrum and the participants came from all parts of the country. However, mainstream and popular media remained indifferent and ignored the rally, much like earlier times.