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Why The New Land Acquisition Act Turned Out This Way

The new Land Acquisition Act, 2013, which came into force on 1st January 2014 and replaced the old Land Acquisition Act, 1894 is an ambitious attempt by the Government to…

How Obesity Is Rising In India & Falling In The West

A study released last week by UK-based Overseas Development Institute claimed that obesity is increasing in many emerging or middle income countries like India and China.   Nearly 1.5 billion…

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rules out 3rd term; says Modi as PM will be disastrous

Key points   * Rural wages up in real terms; rural per capita real consumption has increased four times faster.   * Population below poverty line down faster in 2004-2011…

14 National Parties Fought Elections In 1951, How Many In 2014?

The talk of prime ministerial candidates might appear new but the idea of a national party is actually not. More national parties fought the 1951 elections than might do so…

Surprise, Surprise: Delhi Only Metro With Free Water Offer

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may have set a new trend in Indian politics – promising free water to everybody in the state.   While freebies like television sets, food…

IndiaSpend’s Most Read Articles of 2013

IndiaSpend’s Most Read Articles of 2013

Here is a list of the top ten articles of IndiaSpend for the year 2013.   [meteor_slideshow slideshow=”indiaspends-most-read-articles-of-2013″]…

Understanding Judicial Behaviour; An IndiaSpend First

  The year 2013 saw extensive judicial activisim, not unlike recent years. The activism was welcomed in some cases but also faced considerable criticism in others.   Even if the…