Anik Joshi
Analyzing the news, elections, and politics of India.
Created 15 Mar 2021
  • Playing with fire
    19 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Key Points Indian politicians on the state and federal level are trying to limit parents to 2 children This has a bad history in India and population control has failed in other places too It’s also n...
  • Modi 4.0
    12 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Key Points A number of ministers lost their jobs and their replacements are more diverse - more women, geographical diversity, and young people The performance of the new cabinet will depend on how mu...
  • India's second free market moment
    28 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Though much of the world first saw heavy coverage of protests on India’s Republic Day in January, these protests have swept across India since August 2020. From Odisha and Karnataka to Punjab, Haryana...
  • The social dilemma
    14 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    There’s been a lot of coverage of the new social media policies in India and the fallout that’s accompanied them. In January, there were protests in Delhi related to the recent agriculture legislation...
  • The Politics of COVID-19
    31 May 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi First, the good news: The deadly second wave of COVID-19 that began in April seems to be recedingamong the Indian population. The country is not out of the woods yet but the...
  • The BJP is still the strong favorite to win in 2024. Here’s why.
    17 May 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    With the worsening COVID crisis, some are speculating that the BJP could lose the 2024 elections. There is genuine anger on the ground at Prime Minister Modi and the BJP’s handling of the 2021 COVID w...
  • May Assembly Elections Results
    10 May 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    What the hell just happened? Several weeks and too many phases later, the Indian legislative elections are finally wrapped up for the time being. We’ll get into the details below but for those of you ...
  • Puducherry’s polls
    26 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Puducherry, also known as Pondicherry, is perhaps best known for a fictional chocolate castle. In Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka built a chocolate castle for the erstwhile...
  • Kerala Elections: Will the left be washed away by the tides of history?
    17 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hello and sorry this one’s late - one of us was traveling last week and the other just landed a new job. This week, we’d like to talk with you about the elections in a small southern state - Kerala. A...
  • Elections in Tamil Nadu: The struggle for relevance
    05 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Socialism, Tamil identity, and a strong preference for local party politics over national parties have defined politics in the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu for a long time. For the past forty-plus...
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