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Start-up offers marketing based on voter data: Why EC should be worried

May 19, 2014

Start-up offers marketing based on voter data: Why EC should be worried

In a move that is likely to raise issues of voter-data private, Modak Analytics has said that it is building India's first Big Data-based Electoral Data Repository system. #HowThisWorks #Election Commission #Election Commission of India #EC #Big Data #Modak #Modak Analystics #Voter-data privacy
Laurels for poll panel as India records highest voter turnout

May 14, 2014

Laurels for poll panel as India records highest voter turnout

The poll panel organised various street plays, slogan-writing competitions and also events involving celebrities. #Politics #India #Inpraiseof #Election Commission of India #SY Qureshi #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #SVEEP
No Varanasi rally for Modi: Is BJP justified in attacking EC?

May 09, 2014

No Varanasi rally for Modi: Is BJP justified in attacking EC?

Given that BJP has protested the decision publicly both in Delhi and Varanasi, the question that arises is whether the BJP is indeed right to allege that the EC has been biased ad inefficient in handling the 2014 elections. #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Modi #Election Commission of India #EC #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Modi in Varanasi
Voters' names missing, a two-month election: India deserves a better EC

May 04, 2014

Voters' names missing, a two-month election: India deserves a better EC

The excesses by political parties during the 1980s and the 1990s were condemned by all and, as a reaction; a regulatory system was put in place. But the pendulum ought not to swing to the other extreme so that people are alienated from the process itself. #InMyOpinion #Election Commission of India #Model code of conduct #Electoral rolls #missing names #Lok Sabha E:ections 2014 #voting malpractice

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Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

Jan 29, 2014

Why the EC need not rush into hiking election spend limits

If AAP candidates spent below their allowed limits for the Assembly elections, other candidates can follow suit in the Lok Sabha elections. #Congress #Election Commission of India #Aam Aadmi Party #Lok Sabha Election 2014 #candidate selection #Bhartaiya Janata Party #Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Election result: Opinion polls win, get it right again

Dec 08, 2013

Election result: Opinion polls win, get it right again

To be able to get it right from this small a number is quite remarkable. It is to the credit of India's polling agencies that they are able to consistently nail the result, as they have in the last few years. #Congress #BJP #Exit polls #Political parties #Election Commission of India #Opinion Polls #political funds #counting day

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Election result: Opinion polls win, get it right again

Jun 25, 2014

Beleaguered Indian farmers favour debt waiver

Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh - A political pledge to waive the debts of hard-pressed farmers who need credit to survive has proved popular among rural voters in southern India but sparked a debate about who really benefits. Many see waivers and subsid... #India #N. Chandrababu Naidu (politician) #Andhra Pradesh #Telugu Desam Party #Telangana Rashtra Samithi