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Is Mary Kom India’s Greatest Female Athlete?

Is Mary Kom India’s Greatest Female Athlete?

  Is boxer Mangte Chungneijang (“MC” for short) Mary Kom, 31, mother of three, among India’s greatest female athletes?   It is a hard question to answer. The latest Asian…

Maharashtra: Best Chance For Independents?

Maharashtra: Best Chance For Independents?

    With an unprecedented 5-pronged contest coming up, independent candidates may have their best chance of winning in the Maharashtra assembly elections scheduled for October 15.   An IndiaSpend…

Make in India (But Beware The Engineers)

Make in India (But Beware The Engineers)

After the buzz over India’s mission to Mars and the Prime Minister’s high-decibel Make-in-India, both meant to be showcases of the nation’s engineering talent, here is the latest, grim reminder…

What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

(An advertisement released by the Congress party on the eve of assembly elections in Maharashtra)   Housing. Education. Jobs. These are the three main issues that Maharashtra’s ruling Congress party…

Narendra Modi Goes To America, In Triumph. What Can He Bring Back?

Narendra Modi Goes To America, In Triumph. What Can He Bring Back?

  (Image: Ministry of External Affairs)   “My thanks to the shower of liberal sentiments that has overflowed this platform. My thanks to this enlightened audience for their uniform kindness…

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Note: the left scale refers to the Sanitation metric while the right scale refers to Retention rate Source: DISE Reports 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, Data on retention rates…

A No-Brainer: Subsidies Or Human Development?

A No-Brainer: Subsidies Or Human Development?

How can the Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, save over Rs 75,000 crore every year? Simple: use technology and rationalise subsidies.   Economist Ajay Shah argued in his…