Blog: A Simple Guide To Why Hillary Clinton Should Be Worried

Blog: A Simple Guide To Why Hillary Clinton Should Be Worried

IP Bajpai | Friday November 04, 2016

Is Trump going to pull off a Ronald Reagan by coming from behind in the last weeks of campaigning to march triumphantly to the White House? Yes, he could.

Blog: Supreme Court Has Sided With Delhi's Rich And Their SUVs

Blog: Supreme Court Has Sided With Delhi's Rich And Their SUVs

IP Bajpai | Friday August 12, 2016

So the rich and powerful win again.

Blog: Delhi's Monsoon Nightmare Seems To Escape Arvind Kejriwal

Blog: Delhi's Monsoon Nightmare Seems To Escape Arvind Kejriwal

IP Bajpai | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Kejriwal is right that he needs more power, but rather than chase the dream of driving the central government out Delhi, why doesn't he try and unite the municipalities under one Delhi Government.

Blog: Jayalalithaa's Record Win: Explaining The Math

Blog: Jayalalithaa's Record Win: Explaining The Math

IP Bajpai | Thursday May 19, 2016

Jayalalithaa did it. She pulled off a coup in these elections. Just when everyone was writing her political obituary, she stopped the yo-yo from saying go-go.

Blog: Exit Polls: The Complete Analysis Of What To Expect

Blog: Exit Polls: The Complete Analysis Of What To Expect

IP Bajpai | Wednesday May 18, 2016

If you believe in Exit Polls, they certainly indicate a big loss for the Congress, a huge victory for the BJP nationally, a fall from grace for Jayalalithaa, and a virtually untouched-by-anti-incumbency Mamata returning to lead West Bengal.

Blog: How Captain Vijayakanth Could Reshape Tamil Nadu Politics This Time

Blog: How Captain Vijayakanth Could Reshape Tamil Nadu Politics This Time

IP Bajpai | Wednesday May 11, 2016

The quickly cobbled together Third Front led by Captain is also an attempt by these parties to try and get enough of a share to play kingmakers if it's a close result.

Blog: A Big Win For Mamata Banerjee? Unlikely

Blog: A Big Win For Mamata Banerjee? Unlikely

IP Bajpai | Monday May 02, 2016

Voters in Bengal are scared that someone is watching them, hearing what they may say, and they don't want to suffer any consequences.

Blog: On EPF, The Government's Silly (x3) Mistakes

Blog: On EPF, The Government's Silly (x3) Mistakes

IP Bajpai | Saturday April 30, 2016

Why is the government getting its knickers into a twist every month on the Employee Provident Fund? It just doesn't seem to learn from its mistakes: that irritating the trade unions and middle class is not a great political strategy, however brilliant the economic reasoning behind it may be.

Blog: Gurgaon Is So Yesterday. Now, A Look At Gurugram's Future.

Blog: Gurgaon Is So Yesterday. Now, A Look At Gurugram's Future.

IP Bajpai | Wednesday April 13, 2016

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar certainly knows the pulse of the people of the state: he believes that if you go backwards, you are going forward and in doing so will achieve his party's ultimate goal - Ram Rajya.

Blog: Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP's Prize Catch In Assam

Blog: Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP's Prize Catch In Assam

IP Bajpai | Friday April 08, 2016

Assam is the only state in the current crop of five going to the polls that the BJP can hope to win. And both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah have spent considerable time and resources in trying to bring about that success.

Blog: Jaitley's Budget Hits The Salaried Hard, But It's Not All Bad News

Blog: Jaitley's Budget Hits The Salaried Hard, But It's Not All Bad News

IP Bajpai | Monday February 29, 2016

The tragedy is that the salaried class is the only one that the Government can easily pick on.

Sorry, Budget 2016 Won't Be About The Middle Class Tax Payer

Sorry, Budget 2016 Won't Be About The Middle Class Tax Payer

IP Bajpai | Wednesday February 24, 2016

The government may be constrained to give big tax sops, writes IP Bajpai.

Blog: Sorry, Budget 2016 Won't Be About The Middle Class Tax Payer

Blog: Sorry, Budget 2016 Won't Be About The Middle Class Tax Payer

IP Bajpai | Wednesday February 24, 2016

If you're a salaried person, don't expect too much!

Opinion: The Math of the BJP's Bihar Flop Show

Opinion: The Math of the BJP's Bihar Flop Show

IP Bajpai | Sunday November 08, 2015

As a social scientist told us, the saying in Bihar is "Khao piyo noch ke, vote dalo soch ke (happily grab whatever incentive is offered but vote sensibly)". Obviously the people of Bihar's soch (tactic) was to "nocho" (gouge) the BJP, and that they did decisively.

Opinion: Yes, The BJP is Guilty of Minority Appeasement

Opinion: Yes, The BJP is Guilty of Minority Appeasement

IP Bajpai | Thursday October 29, 2015

Can our politicians stop playing cowboys and Indians and get down to the task of developing this country for everyone?

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