Praveen Chakravarty

Praveen Chakravarty

The writer, former CEO of an investment bank, is founding trustee, IndiaSpend, India’s first non-profit data journalism initiative.

The queen needs allies
Wed, May 27, 2015

Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties.

Aadhaar, the spectre
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Jean Drèze’s question ‘Is Aadhaar voluntary or compulsory?’ is disingenuous.

Looking for a non-Dravidian answer
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The conventional wisdom is that the people of TN are yearning for a change from the Dravidian parties.

Guilty of not voting
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Before pronouncing that verdict and doling out punishment, weed out the errors and inconsistencies in the EC’s database of voters

Arithmetic, not ‘love jihad’
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign.

No Facebook and Twitter election
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The impact of social media on electoral outcomes in the Lok Sabha polls was marginal.

Aadhaar and the rhetoric of fear
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Five years on, we need to examine our xenophobic reactions and paranoia of the intrusive state.

Will states matter on May 16?
Thu, May 15, 2014

Electoral data does not support the argument that the influence of regional parties is waning.