Newsletters

  • May 2022
    Highlights: The 2022 summer internship programme received an overwhelming response with over 400 applicants. Our cohort of 25 interns began work in May, spanning projects revolving around minority representation, social media, urban local bodies, mapping electoral boundaries and more.
  • April 2022
    Highlights: The Centre announced its 2022 Summer Internship Programme
  • March 2022 Newsletter
    Highlights:Read about our team’s election coverage and check out our updated datasets in our March 2022 newsletter. We would like to thank everyone – interns, collaborators and staff – who made this work possible.
  • February 2022
    Highlights:The Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University seeks to hire a full-time software engineer/data scientist to help build new infrastructure, data and technology for research on Indian political data.
  • January 2022
    Highlights: Submissions to TCPD Columns is open to all, the Centre gets a new newsletter template for this year
  • December 2021
    Highlights: The key highlight of this month is that Lok Dhaba, TCPD’s political data collation and visualisation tool was updated with new visualisations on re-running candidates, re-running turncoats, incumbents and first-time winners.
  • November 2021
    Highlights: The Centre published press articles exploring recent political developments around the repealing of India’s contentious farm laws while also touching upon topics such as the BJP’s election strategy and issues around data privacy. Panel discussions included examining the political motivations behind repealing the farm laws with former CEC SY Quraishi participating in a panel which discussed whether MLAs convicted of criminal offences should be banned for life from poltics. The centre also announced its 2021 Winter Internship which received an overwhelming response and will commence from December 2021.
  • October 2021
    Highlights: The Centre published press articles exploring recent political developments in Uttar Pradesh while also participating in a range of discussions–from examining the Lakhimpur violence in Uttar Pradesh to the communalisation of Delhi and the debunking of the myth that the Muslim population is strategically set to overtake the Hindu population in India. A key highlight is also the Centre’s panel discussion with the Centre for Policy Research on Law and Order as imagined and exercised in Uttar Pradesh from various perspectives.
  • September 2021
    Highlights: TCPD released the MLA incumbency datasets for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This dataset is useful to anyone looking to track the political trajectory of candidates and the demographic of the legislative assembly.
  • August 2021
    Highlights: TCPD releases a new dataset on Indian political parties. This dataset is useful to anyone interested in tracing the formation, origins and trajectories of Indian political parties. It can be used as a base to study parties’ splits and mergers.