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Why India’s Milk Prices Are Soaring

Why India’s Milk Prices Are Soaring

India's wholesale price inflation is now close to zero, but don't tell that to millions of parents who face relentlessly rising prices for milk--a great weapon against malnutrition--for their children every day.…

Are India’s Classified Ads Gender Biased?

Are India’s Classified Ads Gender Biased?

If you’re ever scouring job ads online or in a newspaper, how often have you seen one like the ad above for an IT company in Delhi: “Receptionist-cum-office administration (female only)”?…

India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

While India can proudly claim near-total enrolment in primary education, thanks to the Right To Education (RTE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, a central-government-sponsored universal education programme, the story in higher education is grim, as we pointed out in earlier reports.…

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2014, released last week, indicates dramatic success against malaria, with mortality rates down by 47% globally since 2000, and 55 countries, including India, on track to reduce their malaria burden by 75% next year.…

Viznomics: A Quick Glance At Big Issues

Guilty Of Not Voting

Guilty Of Not Voting

It would be daunting even for a sadistic ruler to punish the equivalent of the entire population of South Africa. That would have been the unenviable task of the state of Gujarat had the compulsory voting law, as approved recently by the governor of Gujarat, been in place since 2009.…

75 Million Bank Accounts For India’s Poor—And Counting

75 Million Bank Accounts For India’s Poor—And Counting

The Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY) was launched by Prime Minister NarendraModi on 28th August, 2014 with the objective of providing India’s poor with financial services.…

Rural India’s Main Investments: Homes and Gold

Rural India’s Main Investments: Homes and Gold

  Rural India still continues to hold assets in two principal forms – housing and jewellery…

Why India’s Gold Fascination Worries The Government.

Why India’s Gold Fascination Worries The Government.

India’s appetite for gold continues to drive global demand with October imports increasing to 148 tonne from 25 tonne in the same month last year…

Mumbai Special: The Revival Agenda

A 7-Step Blueprint To Recreate Mumbai

A 7-Step Blueprint To Recreate Mumbai

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), contributes 5% to India’s GDP, 33% to Maharashtra’s GDP, and accounted for 5% of India’s urban population in 2012. By 2030, MMR alone will be bigger than many countries today in both demographic and economic times.…

Metro For Mumbai Only By 2021–God Willing

Metro For Mumbai Only By 2021–God Willing

For years, Priyanka Dias, 25, a business analyst with a global IT firm in the special economic zone of Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ), in the western suburb of Andheri, would spend 1.45 hours travelling from office to home for roughly a distance of 18 km during peak hour traffic. That's 10.28 km per hour.…

Why Mumbai Has Few Flats To Rent

Why Mumbai Has Few Flats To Rent

With a population of almost 21 million, a population density of 32,300 persons per sq km and an average of 909 people moving to the city every day to seek their fortunes, it is no wonder that the world's sixth-largest city has some of the country's highest real-estate prices. The grim reality is that it will only get worse.…

How Indian Cities Can Budget For Women’s Needs

How Indian Cities Can Budget For Women’s Needs

Mumbai is among the few cities in the country that has adopted gender budgeting at the local level and constituted a separate section in its budget.…