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Mapping India’s Most Dangerous States for Women

Last year, this day, December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist was raped in a private bus in Delhi. She subsequently died of her injuries. More recently, an aspiring photojournalist…

IndiaSpend Debates: Can good economics lead to good politics?

Why did the voters vote the way they did in the recently concluded assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh? Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor, IndiaSpend, posed the question to…

How India’s Scheduled Castes & Tribes Are Empowering Themselves

  Highlights  * Urban areas have seen the highest increase in SC/ST population, and a major factor is migration. * Higher female literacy has led to narrowing of the gender…

India 3rd Globally In Black Money Outflow in 2011

  India is among the top 3 countries in the world when it comes to illicit money outflows in 2011 at $84.93 billion. Illicit financial flow is estimated at an…

The Singhvi Verdicts: Anatomy Of A Judge’s Decisions

Justice GS Singhvi, appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2007, retired today but not before delivering a controversial judgment affecting gay rights in the country. In it, he and…

Dear Voter, Why Did You Vote So?

  The recently concluded assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) get a strong mandate in three states except in Delhi where…

A Census Of The Physically Challenged

The world observed December 3 as the International Day of People with Disability. Around 15% of the world’s population, estimated around 1 billion, are living with disability.   Census 2011…