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India’s Disturbing Communal Incidents Data; 61 A Month

A communal flare-up (clashes between communities) occurred in Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir around the Eid festival on August 9, 2013. There were four casualties and around 80 people…

With Rs 164 crore in kitty, Rohini Nilekani to chart a new course in philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani, who sold a portion of her shares in Infosys last week for Rs 164 crore, will use the money to chart a new course in philanthropy by backing…

Telangana creation marks the rise of sub-India

If Potti Sriramulu were alive today, he would likely be distraught at the splintering of his beloved Andhra. But he would find it hard to argue with the sentiments that…

Why the Rs 13,000 crore midday meal scheme still matters

The death of 23 children in the Saran district of Chhapra, Bihar after  consuming their school midday meal has put the union government’s Midday Meal Scheme in the spotlight. The incident…

Shocker! Some Indian states ageing faster than Scandinavian countries

Nine states in India have population that are composed of ageing people higher than several Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark – countries that are often held up as…

India’s Surprising Losers In Urban Sanitation

Visitors to India see many faces of urban poverty but find the sheer absence of sanitation perhaps the most striking, more so in urban India. And the numbers are frightening.…

India Misses Healthcare Targets Despite Doubling Spending

Healthcare spending by federal and state governments increased by nearly Rs 194,000 crore between 2007 and 2012. Yet, targets of key indicators like infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality…

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