April 2016
The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu

The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy brings together experts with a ringside view of important political and policy decisions in India to share information and views on key issues facing the nation. These Briefings will aim to provide insights into and informed analyses on issues that are important for political and governance structures to sustain and improve India’s democratic and secular foundations. The first Briefing on The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu will be held on April 30, 2016. This Background Note is prepared by The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy to set the issue in context. Click here to download the Background Note [PDF 3.54 MB]

Fiscally Unsustainable Election Promises in Tamil Nadu

Success at Tamil Nadu’s elections has revolved around the politics of subsidies for decades. In this analysis, R. Srinivasan, argues that with

Not Easy for West Bengal’s Lone Ranger

West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is going it alone in the State Assembly election in 2016 and that ma

Print 2 Welfare print ad
Event: The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu

The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy brings together experts with a ringside view of India's political and policy-making space to share their knowledge with the public on current affairs. These Briefings aim to provide insights on political and governance structures that are important to strengthen India’s democratic and secular foundations. The first Briefing on The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu will be held on April 30, 2016. To register please send your name, email ID and phone number to email [email protected] or call +914428524445 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

The Voters' Dilemma in Kerala

The 2016 Assembly election is crucial for the three fronts in Kerala. While the United Democratic Front (UDF) is making all efforts to continue in pow

Tamil Nadu’s Experiments with Electoral Alliances

The General Election for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, to be held on May 16, 2016, will be noteworthy for the attempt by smaller parties to put

DMK - Manifesto for Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016

The election manifesto of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the general elections to the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, released by the p

The ‘Right’ward Shift and the Death of Dissent

As politics in several parts of the world tilts towards the right, attacks on freedom of speech and expression, proliferation of skewed notions, heigh

Net Neutrality and Keeping the Internet Free in India

In February 2016, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the "Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulati