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Public Libraries Are Doing Well In India, Thank You

So, when was the last time any one of us visited a public library in India? Most likely, not in a while. We also assume that they’ve disappeared.   Which…

It’s Parole Time In Indian Jails

The Union Home Ministry has asked the Maharashtra Government to submit a report as to why actor Sanjay Dutt has been given “special privileges” of parole thrice in the last 9 months…

Why India’s Big Cities Are Important For Elections 2014

There are many blocks of parliamentary seats, most are in different states in India. And thus somewhat given India’s recent political history, a block of 31 parliamentary seats should be…

Budget 2014: Costing India’s Flagship Programmes

IndiaSpend looks at the 2014-2015 union budget to catalogue the Government’s top five flagship programmes. Many of these programmes draw criticism for their faulty design & less-than-effective implementation. Nevertheless, these…

Poverty Does Not = Crime

Why do people commit crime? And what are rising crimes linked to? Inequality, disparity, need, feeling of lawlessness or desperation that arises from a combination of some of the above?…

No Hike In Fares & Freight Rates But Railways Will Earn More

Amid the chaos over Telangana, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presented his maiden budget for 2014-15 in Parliament today.   The expected gross traffic receipts has increased from Rs 1,43,742 crore…