Making Delhi’s Police Accountable To Delhi’s Citizens

The national capital of Delhi came to a stand-still on 20th January, 2014 after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a ‘dharna’ (protest) for more than 30 hours.   One of Kejriwal’s main reasons for staging the protest was to bring the Delhi Police under the state … Continued

Rich Get Richer: Ten-fold Increase in Indian Billionaires

Global economic inequality has risen to such an extent that the combined wealth of the 85 richest people is equal to that of the poorest 3.5 billion – half of the world’s population, said worldwide development organisation Oxfam, in its report titled ‘Working For the Few‘, published ahead of the World Economic Forum meet at … Continued

More Than 50% Decadal Jump In Rape Cases

Delhi is once again in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist in the nation’s capital has once again highlighted the lack of security for women in India. While the police have already nabbed two suspects, one of the most startling details of the case is that the … Continued

Can AAP’s Ban Of FDI In Multi-Brand Retail In Delhi Affect Jobs ?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has put his foot down and shut the doors on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in the nation’s capital.   The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader wrote to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on January 13, 2014, seeking to withdraw the Government’s permission to allow … Continued

From Half The World’s Polio Cases To None In 3 Years

India is on the road to winning the battle against polio. The last case of polio was reported on 13th January, 2011. This is a major achievement since, until 2009, India accounted for more than half the world’s polio cases.   From reporting 150,000 polio cases in 1985, India reported only about 1,934 cases in … Continued

Deaths Decline But Injuries Increase Due to Rail Accidents

Three coaches of the Mumbai-Dehradun Express caught fire in the wee hours on January 8, claiming the lives of 9 passengers. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those killed in the fire, as reported in Economic Times. Arunendra Kumar, Chairman of the Railway Board, has said … Continued

Indian Slums Declining Fast!

Tall high rises with pockets of slums adjoining them are a common sight in a bustling metropolis like Mumbai. It is now well documented that slum dwellers enjoy a higher level of economic prosperity than rural India where they often hail from. But they also have to face tough living conditions like overcrowding, lack of … Continued

India’s No Frills Carrier Heads For Mars

14.38, November 5, 2013 would go down in India’s history as a ‘red’ letter time and day when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined the league of countries and organisations that have successfully launched a mission to planet Mars.   The three international agencies that have been successful thus far are National Aeronautics and Space Administration … Continued

India’s deepening economic mess

The growth potential of the Indian economy is back to its level way back in the first quarter of 1997.   The true extent to which the growth potential of the Indian economy has been damaged is evident in a chart published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its economic review that was … Continued