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Can India Afford Entitlement-Driven Welfarism: N K Singh

N K Singh, Member of Rajya Sabha, in conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj, at The Growth Net.   Govind: The economy has seen some tough times in the last five years.…

95% Of Government’s Attention Should Be Focused On Fixing Domestic Issues, Says Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, in conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj at The Growth Net.   Govind: So, we are entering a new phase. It’s not an unusual phase…

How Kerala Has India’s Highest Spending Inequity

India’s most progressive state on social development indicators also suffers the worst consumer expenditure inequity anywhere in the country.   Feted across the world for achieving developed world levels of…

A Fact Check On Congress’ Fact Check On Narendra Modi

Here is a Fact Check on a Fact Check by Indian National Congress on the claims made by Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister and the Prime Ministerial candidate of Bharatiya…

Mumbai, Ahmedabad Have India’s Safest Roads, Ludhiana & Lucknow Most Unsafe

Can public transport save lives? The question is important because with 138,258 deaths in 2012, India leads the world in road accident fatalities. This is only partly due to our…

Defence Spending Rises In An Uncertain World, China & Russia Race Ahead

Geo-political uncertainty is rising again. After Russia’s unexpected annexation of Crimea, the world is on the edge again. And this time the stakes are much bigger.   In a situation…

Elections: Does Voter Turnout Really Matter?

Much emphasis has been placed on the potentially higher turnout at the polling booths in the upcoming elections, starting April 7, 2014. The question is: do high turnout numbers really…