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The Statistical Guide To India, A Flawed Democracy

“The government you elect is government you deserve,” said Thomas Jefferson. Put another way, democracy is a form of government where the people are all powerful. They choose their rulers…

Minorities Ministry’s Budget Sees 23-Fold Jump In 7 Years But Little To Show

India’s Vice President Hamid Ansari speaking in Mumbai recently said ‘The Muslim segment of India’s population has lagged behind, is educationally backward and because of it cannot avail all the…

India’s Bigger Soft Infrastructure Challenge

In the race to build infrastructure on the ground, India is restrained by lack of talent and capacity to execute the plans laid out by the Central Government under the…

Student Loans Jump 15 Times To Rs 48,000 Cr In 9 Years

Our higher education system rests on the pillars of accessibility, affordability and quality. We now have over 650 degree awarding institutions and over 33,000 colleges in the country. Despite this,…

Financial Inclusion Seems To Be Working

A stated goal of financial inclusion seems to be working for the Government as well as the Reserve Bank of India.   Banking services reached 211,324 villages at the end…

Foodgrain Wastage Is Shrinking But Not Fast Enough

Food and foodgrain worth nearly Rs 50,000 crore is lost every year, India’s Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar said recently. More specifically, nearly 30% of…

Will Karnataka’s Social Progress Deliver The Elections?

  India’s southern state of Karnataka, which has a population of 61 million and is known across the world as the leader of Indian information technology, will elect a new…