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As India Ages, Dementia Threat Looms

As India Ages, Dementia Threat Looms

  India is a youthful country, for now. According to the Census of India, the population of the country below 35 years of age is 51.8%. By 2020, India is…

Railways hog 35% of govt salary bill

Railways hog 35% of govt salary bill

  The Indian government spent Rs 108,071 crore ($17.4 billion) on salaries for its 3 million civilian employees in 2012-13, an increase of 13% from the previous year, according to…

Mumbai Sinking: City Can’t Even Spend Its Money

Mumbai Sinking: City Can’t Even Spend Its Money

  Over the last decade, the budget estimates of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) — one of Asia’s richest municipal organisations — have grown by 513 per cent,…

How India’s Crumbling Cities Guard Their Secrets

How India’s Crumbling Cities Guard Their Secrets

  The “Big Data” mania appears to have gained exceptional momentum over the last few years. With increasing Internet and mobile penetration, we can now measure almost anything – from…

BLOG: Easier Finding God Than A Home In Pricey Mumbai

BLOG: Easier Finding God Than A Home In Pricey Mumbai

  I’ve often heard house hunters say that finding God is easier than finding a house in Mumbai.   That epigram recently sprung to life when I decided it was…

Kashmir’s High Voter Turnout: Warning From 1987

Kashmir’s High Voter Turnout: Warning From 1987

  The first phase of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a turnout of more than 71%. This is the highest over the past 18 years (assembly elections…

BLOG: The BEST Bus Struggles To Keep Pace

BLOG: The BEST Bus Struggles To Keep Pace

  My memorable first ride on a Mumbai bus was as easy as 123. Literally.   That was the route number of the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) bus…