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Ashutosh Kumar

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Department of Political Science Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab

Ashutosh Kumar is Professor of Indian Politics in the Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.  He works in the area of state politics / Indian Politics. Before joining Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1999 as a Reader he served as lecturer in the Department of Political science, University of Jammu, Jammu.  His education took place in Netarhat Residential School; St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi and in University of Delhi from where he received his Masters and Doctoral degree. He has been associated with Lokniti as state coordinator for Punjab since 2002.


Academic Distinctions/Honours

  • UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, North East Hill University, Shillong, March 11-16, 2018.
  • Empanelled for ICCR Chair Professorship for 2018-2011, MEA, Government of India.
  • Visiting Faculty leading a delegation of researchers from Panjab University to Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, 8-17 December 2017. 
  • Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 2-9 September, 2017.
  • Visiting Fellow, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, 1-8 October 2016.
  • UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, March 12-15, 2013.
  • UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Calcutta University, Kolkata, 18-25 February, 2012.
  • Visiting Professor at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, November 15 to December 15, 2011.
  • UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC), Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, November 2010.
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship under South-South Faculty Exchange Programme for two months at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Lagos, Nigeria, November-December 2004 (CDD coordinated the Programme in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi).
  • Taught an one-credit course on ‘Ethnic Conflicts in South Asia: A case study of Jammu and Kashmir’ at International School of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland under Faculty Exchange Programme between Panjab University and University of Tampere in October, 2002.
  • Attended as a teacher fellow in the Four Week Training Session for University Teaching and Research in Human Rights at International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (France), 26th Session, July 1998.
  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on qualifying at the National Educational Test (NET) held in August 1986. 


Academic Leadership

  • Honorary Director, UGC-HRDC, Panjab University, April 1, 2018 to July 5, 2019.
  • Honorary Director, Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, November 2, 2015-31 March, 2018.
  • Member, Research Promotion Committee, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015-2017.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Research Journal Social Sciences, Panjab University, 2012-2016.
  • Coordinator, UGC-CAS Programme, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, 2018. Continuing. Deputy Coordinator, UGC-SAP Programme, April 1 2009 to April 1, 2018.
  • Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2008.
  • Coordinator, UGC-ASIHSS Programme, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, April 1, 2006 to April 1, 2008



Select List of Books Published (authored, edited, co-edited)

  •  Electoral Politics in Punjab: Factors and Phases, Routledge, London, 202(in the Press)
  •  How India Votes: A State-by-state Look, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi (2019). Co-edited.
  • Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions, second paperback edition (with new introduction) Routledge, UK, 2017 (originally published in 2011, New Delhi) Edited. 
  • Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi, 2008. Co-edited.


Research Papers/Articles Published (Select List)                                                                                

International Journals 

  • ‘Political Leadership at State Level in India: Continuity and Change’, India Review, Routledge, 18(3): 264-87, 2019.
  • The 2017 Assembly Election in Punjab: Emergence of a Triangular Electoral System’, Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies, Vol. 25(1):105-120, spring 2018 (co-authored).
  • ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of Shiromani Akali Dal’, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, 19(1): 1-20, 2018.
  • ‘Moving Beyond Nation State: Framing State Level Politics in India’, India Review, Routledge, 16(3): 1–27, 2017.
  • ‘Electoral Politics in Indian Punjab: A New Phase?’ South Asia Research, Sage, London, 37(1):223-34, (February), 2017
  • ‘2014 Parliamentary Elections in Punjab: Explaining the Electoral Success of Aam Aadmi Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 21(1):113-127, (Spring), 2014.
  • ‘Deras as Sites of Electoral Mobilisation in Indian Punjab: Explaining Why Political Parties Do Flock to the Deras’, Asian Ethnicity, Routledge, London, 17(3): 335-350, (June), 2014.
  • ‘Development focus and Electoral Success at State Level: Nitish Kumar as Bihar’s Leader’, South Asia Research, Sage, London, 33(2): 101–121, (July), 2013.
  • ‘2012 Assembly Elections in Punjab: Ascendance of a State Level Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, 9(2): 255-274, Fall 2012.
  • ‘Disconnect Between Economic Reforms and Electoral Democracy in India: Explaining Why Indian Political Parties Do What They Do’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 44 (6): 719-739, 2009.
  • ‘The 2007 Punjab Election: Exploring the Verdict’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 14(2): 267-280, Fall 2007.
  • ‘Que Clase De Démocratisa Es La Démocratisa Mas Poblada Del Planète?’ Vanguardia Dossier, Special Issue on India, (27):25-29, Madrid, April-June 2008.
  • ‘Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Nigeria: Drawing Lessons from the Democratic Experience in India’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 40(5): 371-392, 2005.
  • ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: 1966-2004’, Journal of Punjab Studies, 12 (1): 111-128, Spring 2005.
  • ‘The Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab: Some Reflections on Results and Changing Voter Preferences’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, 9(1): 113-134, January-June 2002. Co-authored.

National Journals

  • An Outlier in the North: Success of the Congress in Punjab’, Economic and Political Weekly, LIV (33): 10-12, 2019 (co-authored).
  • ‘The 2019 Lok Sabha Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 10, Vol. LIV (32): 17-18, 2019 (co-authored).
  • 'Punjab in Ferment'', Comment, Seminar, December, 2015
  • ‘Coming Together of Two Bihar Leaders’, Comment, Seminar, July 2015.
  • ‘2014 Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab: Emergence of Aam Aadmi Party’, Panjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Special Issue on Lok Sabha Elections 2014 (in collaboration with CSDS), 22(2): 125-32, 2014 (co-authored).
  • ‘Granville Austin: The Social Constitutionalist’, Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, 2(2), 2014.
  • ‘Just another Election’, Seminar, 631, March 2012.
  • ‘India against Corruption’ Seminar, 626:71-72, October 2011.
  • ‘Electoral Politics in Indian States: Exploring the Trends’, Seminar, 620:77-83, April 2011.
  • ‘Exploring the Demand for New States’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (33): 15-18, August 14, 2010.
  • ‘Assembly Elections 2009 in Haryana: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45(1): 19-21 January 5, 2010.
  • ‘Punjab: Resurgence of the Congress’, Economic and Political Weekly, 44(39): 183-186, September 26, 2009, co-authored.
  • ‘Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45: May 9, 2009.
  • ‘Panchayat Elections 2008 in Punjab: What Went Wrong?’ Indian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), October-December, 2008.
  • ‘Dissonance between Economic Reforms and Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, 43(1):54-60, 2008.
  • ‘Punjab Elections: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 42: 2043-2047, June 2, 2007.
  • ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Political Sociological Study’, Indian Journal of Politics, XL (4), October-December 2006.
  • ‘Nigeria: Political Economy of Oil’, Economic and Political Weekly, June 11, 2005.
  • ‘Politics of Ethno-Religious Identity in Kashmir: Dominant Concerns and Possible Solutions’, Contemporary India, 3 (2): 27-44, April-June 2004.
  • ‘Punjab: In Search of New Leadership’, Economic and Political Weekly, December 18, 2004, p.5441-5444.
  • ‘Hamza Alavi and Post-Colonial State’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 7, 2004.
  • ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of the Akali Dal’, Economic and PoliticalWeekly, May 20, 2004, p.1515-1520.
  • ‘State Electoral Politics: Looking for the Larger Picture’, Economic and Political Weekly, July 26, 2003, p.3145-3147.
  • ‘Reflections on Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab’, Mainstream, May 18, 2002, p.19-23, co-authored.
  • ‘Punjab Assembly Elections: Decline of Identity Politics’, Economic and Political Weekly, 37: 1384-1388, April 13, 2002.
  • ‘Communal Trifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir’, Economic and Political Weekly, 36 (16): 1359, April 21-27, 2001.
  • ‘Why Kashmir Matters? Issues and Options’, Punjab Journal of Politics, 25 (2), 2001.
  • ‘Some Thoughts on the Debate on Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, Mainstream, December 23, Annual Issue, 2000.
  • ‘Globalization and the Developing States: Theorizing the Political Economy of Development in India’, Social Sciences Research Journal, Panjab University, 8(4): 90-104, 2000.
  • ‘Regional Autonomy Committee Report for J & K: A Critique, Mainstream, August 12, 2000 (Co-authored with Rekha Chowdhary).
  • ‘Reflections on the Report of the State Autonomy Committee for Jammu and Kashmir’, Mainstream, June 10, 2000.
  • ‘Travesty of Elections in Kashmir’, Mainstream, November 1999, co-authored.
  • ‘Ethno-Religious Identity and Political Responses in Kashmir’, Punjab Journal of Politics, Vol. XXIII (1), 1999, co-authored.
  • ‘State, New Social Movements and Democracy in India: A Theoretical Inquiry’, South Asian Studies, University of Rajasthan, 31(1-2), 1998, co-authored.
  • ‘Nationalism, Ideology and the Nation-State: Thinking Theoretically about Kashmiri Nationalism’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XX (1-2): 35-46, 1997, co-authored.
  • ‘Caste, Agrarian Relations and Agrarian Conflict in India’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XVII (2): 45-56, December 1993.
  • ‘An Analysis of Class and State in the Post-Colonial Societies’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XV (1-2): 29-48, 1991. Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, 44, 1993.
  • ‘Character of Indian State: Class Dimensions’, Teaching Politics, University of Delhi, XVIII (2): 9-22, 1992.
  • ‘Marx and Engels on India’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (4): 493-504, October-December, 1992.
  • ‘Intelligentsia, Local Protest Movements and Indian Democracy’, The UP Journal of Political Science, 4 (1 and 2): 49-51, January-December 1992.
  • ‘F.A. Hayek: Economics and Politics’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (1): 47-56, January-March 1992, Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, Vol. 43(1), November, 1992.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • ‘Sikh Politics in Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal’, in Narendra Kumar, ed., Politics and Religion in India, New Delhi, Routledge (co-authored), 2019, 43-63.
  • ‘Why is the Indian Parliament in a State of Decline’, in Ajay K. Mehra (ed.) The Indian Parliament and Democratic Transition. New Delhi: Routledge, 2017.
  • ‘Punjab: Politics of A Borderland State’, in Himanshu Roy et.al. (eds) State Politics in India, New Delhi: Primus, 2017.
  • ‘Middle Class Politics in India and the Growth of the Anti-Corruption Movements and the Aam Aadmi Party’ in Lancy Lobo and Jayant Shah (2015) (eds) Locating the Indian Middle Class The Trajectory of India’s Middle Class Economy, Ethics and Etiquette, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
  • ‘Punjab: Towards Consolidation of a Bipolar Polity’ in Suhas Palshikar, K. C. Suri, and Yogendra Yadav (2014) (eds) Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity, New Delhi: Oxford University Press (co-authored).
  • 'Middle Classes, Parties and Electoral Politics in India' in Ajay K Mehra (2013) (ed.) Party System in India: Emerging Trajectories, New Delhi: Lancer. pp.132-158.
  • 'Quest for a Land of their 'Own' in Kashmir: The Autonomy Argument' in Kousar J. Azam (2013) (ed.) Conflicting Ethnicities: Locating the Local in the Global, New Delhi: Manohar. pp.67-88.
  • ‘Coping with the Delimitation: New Electoral Strategies’, in Ajay K. Mehra (2010) (ed.), Emerging Trends in Indian Politics and the Fifteenth General Election, Routledge, New Delhi.
  • 'Autonomist Politics of Diversities in A Comparative Perspective: Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab' in Akhtar Majeed (ed.) (2009) Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity, Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University and Manak Publications, New Delhi.
  • ‘Punjab: Dissonance between Governance and Electoral Processes’ in Sandeep Shastri, K.C. Suri and Yogendra Yadav (2009) (eds) Electoral Politics in Indian States, OUP, New Delhi.
  • ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Socio-political Study’, in Christophe Jaffrelot and Sanjay Kumar (2009) (eds), Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies, Routledge, New Delhi (co-authored with TR Sharma).
  • ‘The Politics of Identity in Kashmir’ in Bhupinder Brar, Ashutosh Kumar and Ronki Ram (2008) (eds) Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi.
  • ‘The Constitutional and Legal Routes' in Ranabir Samaddar (2005) (ed.) The Politics of Autonomy, Sage, New Delhi.
  • ‘Evolving Nature of Regionalism in Indian Federal Polity’, in Gopal Singh and Ramesh Chauhan (2005) (eds) South Asia Today, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2005.
  • 'Ideology and Politics of National Conference in Kashmir’ in Arun K Jana and Bhupen Sarmah (2002) (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, co-authored.
  • ‘Nationalism, Colonialism and the Anti-Colonial Struggles: A Theoretical Study’, in Gopal Singh (1998) (ed.) South Asia: Democracy, Discontent and Societal Conflicts, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi.
  • ‘Reading Gandhi the Marxist way’ in Ramjee Singh et al., Gandhi, Kasturba and Vinoba- A Continuum, Ariana, Delhi, 1997.
  • ‘Terrorism and Democratic Regimes’, in BPS Sehgal (1995) (ed.) Global Terrorism, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.
  • 'B.R. Ambedkar: Culture of Inequality and Injustice in India’ in K.L. Bhatia (1992) (ed.) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Social Justice and the Indian Constitution, Deep and Deep Publications, New Dehli, 1992.

Book Reviews             

  • Rekha Diwakar (2017). Party System In India, Oxford India Short Introductions, New Delhi. The Book Review Vol. XLII (8), August 2018.
  • Townsend Middleton (2016).  The Demands of Recognition: State Anthropology and Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling, Stanford: Stanford University Press, p. 278. The Book Review Vol. XLI (7-8), July-August 2017.
  • Paul Wallace ed. India's 2014 Elections: A Modi Led BJP Sweep', Sage, New Delhi, 2015. The Book Review, xxxix (12): 24-5, December, 2015
  • Lance Brennan and Auriol Weigold eds. Rethinking India: Perceptions from Australia, Edited by, New Delhi: Readworthy Publications. Contemporary South Asia, 2015, 23(2): 225-27. .
  •   Anastasia Pilavsky, 2014, ed., Patronage and Politics in South Asia, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. The Book Review, January 2015, xxxix (2): 38.
  • Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar (2014) Revisiting 1956: BR Ambedkar and State ReorganizationBook Review, January 2015, xxxvii (1): 18-19.
  • Sanjay Kumar and Praveen Rai (2014). Measuring Voting Behaviour in India, New Delhi: Sage.
  • Journal of Social Change, 44(3) (September)2014.
  • Mukulika Banerjee (2014) Why India Votes? Routledge, New Delhi. The Book Review, May 2014, xxxviii (5): 7-8.
  • Sudha Pai (2013) (ed.) Handbook of Politics in Indian States: Regions, Parties, and Economic Reforms, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. The Book Review, March 2014, xxxviii (3): 9-11.
  •  Ranabir Samaddar (ed.) New Subjects and New Governance in India, Routledge, New Delhi Book Review, Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, December 2013, 1(2): 255-257
  • Pritam Singh (2010) Economy, Culture and Human Rights: Turbulence in Punjab, India and Beyond. Three Essays Collective, Gurgaon. Pacific Affairs, June 2013, 86(2).
  • Sudha Pai (2010) Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response, Routledge and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Biblio, September-October, 2011.
  • Pamela Price and Arild Engelsen Ruud (2010) (ed.) Power and Influence in India: Bosses, Lords and Captains, Routledge, New Delhi. Seminar, Vol. 618, February 2011
  • Manali Desai (2007): State Formation and Radical Democracy in India, London, Routledge. Contemporary South Asia, Volume 18 (3), September 2010.
  • Zoya Hasan (2009): Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minorities and Affirmative Action, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. Seminar, February 2009.
  • Aseema Sinha (2005): The Regional Roots of Development Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis. Contemporary South Asia, Volume 17 (2), June 2009.
  • SDSA Team (2008) (ed): State of Democracy in South Asia: A Report, OUP, New Delhi.  Seminar, July 2008.
  • Subrata K Mitra (2006): The Puzzle of India’s Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory, Routledge, London. Seminar, March 2007.
  • Madhu Purnima Kishwar (2005): Deepening democracy: Challenges of governance and globalisation in India, OUP, New Delhi. Seminar, May 2005.
  • Hindu Nationalism and Indian politics [with an introduction by Pratap Bahnu Mehta]. An omnibus comprising of John Zavos, The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in India; Thomas Blom Hansen, The Saffron Wave; Christophe Jafferlot and Thomas Blom Hansen, ed., The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India, OUP, New Delhi, 2004. Seminar, 539, July 2004.
  • Sumantra Bose, Kashmir: Roots of conflict, paths to peace, Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 2003. Seminar, 534, February 2004.
  • Gurpreet Mahajan in collaboration with Helmut Reifeld, ed., The Public and The Private: Issues of Democratic Citizenship, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2003. Mainstream, December 2003.
  • Ajay K. Mehra, DD Khanna and Gert W. Kueck, Eds. Political parties and Party Systems, Sage, New Delhi, 2003, P.420. Seminar, 531, November 2003.
  • Surinder S Jodhka, ed., Community and Identity: contemporary Discourses on Culture and Politics in India, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001. Pacific Affairs, spring 2002-2003, Volume 76, No.5.
  • MP Singh and Rekha Saxena, India at the polls: Parliamentary elections in a federal phase, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2003. The Book Review, July 2003.
  • Satish Deshpande, Contemporary India: A Sociological view, Viking, Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 2003.Seminar, 527, July 2003.
  • Zoya Hasan, ed., Parties and Party politics in India, Themes in Politics series, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2002. Seminar, 526, June 2003.
  •  Niraja Gopal Jayal, ed., Democracy in India, Oxford University press, 2001.‘Exploring Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, March 15-21, 2003. Book Review, Seminar, 518, October 2002.
  •  Lawrence Saez, Federalism without a Centre: The impact of political and economic reform on India’s federal system , Sage, New Delhi, 2002. Seminar 515, July 2002.
  • Amit Prakash, Jharkhand: Politics of Development and Identity, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2002. Seminar, 515, July 2002.
  • Narendra Subramanian, Ethnicity and Populist Mobilization: Political Parties, Citizens and Democracy in South India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999. ‘Invaluable Study of Dravidian Party Politics’, Mainstream, June 8, 2002.
  • Pamela Shurmer-Smith, India-Globalization and Change, Arnold, London and co-published by Oxford University Press, New York, 2000. Book Review, ‘Globalization and after’, Economic and Political Weekly, January 26, 2002.
  • Olle Tornquist, Politics and Development: a critical Introduction, Sage publications, New Delhi, 2000. ‘On Problems of Democratization from below’, Mainstream, Annual Number, December 22, 2001.
  • Romila Thapar, edited, India: another Millennium, Viking, New Delhi, 2000. ‘Hard choices before India in New century’, Mainstream, August 18, 2001.
  • Pradeep Kumar, The Uttarakhand Movement: Construction of a Regional Identity, Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi, 2000. ‘Need for More States: Justification of Uttarakhand’, Mainstream, November 25, 2000.

Articles in the News Papers

  • ‘Punjab: Traditional Vs Elite Politics’, The Tribune, 27 October 2010.
  •  ‘Captain of his fate’, Indian Express, September 22, 2008.
  • ‘The Real Star in Punjab is AAP’, The Hindu, 25 May 2014 (co-authored).
  •  ‘The Haryana Model’, Indian Express, 1 November, 2015.
  •  ‘Driven to the Dera’, Indian Express, 29 November, 2015.
  •  ‘Bihar Assembly Elections: A Tale of Two Leaders’, The Tribune, 20 October, 2015.
  • ‘A Model State now at Crossroads’, Deccan Herald, 22 November, 2015.
  •  ‘Lalu leads the way, state leaders hog limelight’, Deccan Herald, 24 December, 2015.
  • ‘Akali Dal losing ground in Punjab’, Deccan Herald, 2 June, 2016.
  • 'A Turning Pitch', 20 July, 2016, Indian Express.
  • 'Will Sidhu's exit help AAP?', 25 July, 2016, Deccan Herald
  • In Punjab, it's no longer pehle AAP’, The New Indian Express, 16th September 2016.
  •   'Politics as Unusual', Indian Express, 30 January 2016.
  • 'AAP leads the way in tapping Punjab’s youth vote, New Indian Express, 30 January, 2017'
  • 'It's Anybody Game in Punjab' The Live Mint, 1 February, 2017.
  • 'Corruption, nepotism led to Akali Dal’s rout in Punjab' The New Indian Express, 12 March, 2017
  • 'The Congress’s Punjab Lifeline', The Hindu. March 13, 2017
  •  ‘5 reasons why SAD was crushed in Punjab elections’, The Hindustan Times, 12 March, 2017
  •  ‘The Congress’s Punjab lifeline’ The Hindu, March 13, 2017.
  • "Whither BJP in Punjab', Deccan Herald, 18 March, 2017.
  • Is AAP’s promise of an alternative politics over? The Hindu, May 5, 2017.
  • ‘Will India get over its obsession with godmen?' The Hindu, October 13, 2017.
  • ' Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for the Congress', The Print, 16 October,2017
  •  Amarinder Singh’s blasphemy law can have disastrous consequences in Punjab’, Money Control, August 24, 2018.Opinion |
  • ‘Governments must be more proactive to clear the smog around crop burning’, Money Control, October 17, 2018.
  • In Punjab, its advantage Congress in this lackluster poll, The Live mint, 16 May 2019.
  •  Chandigarh's Voting Patterns Show Kirron Kher's Victory is No Aberration’, The Wire, 25 May, 2019. (Co-authored)
  • "Punjab, an outlier in the North ", The Hindu (coauthored), May 30, 2019.



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