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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…

The Math Behind Jayalalithaa’s Prime Ministerial Ambitions

  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wants to be Prime Minister. “From Fort St George (the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu) to Red Fort” is the slogan for the All…

Delhi Climbs The Social Indicator Index But Struggles With Crime

  Highlights* Delhi’s gross state domestic product (GSDP@ current prices) grew year on year at a mean average of 16% (using arithmetic mean method) since 1998.   *The average growth…

The Amazing Jekyll & Hyde Story Of India’s State-Owned Liquor Barons

  Most of us know that excise duties from alcohol sales are a major revenue source for state Governments in India. Fewer would know or have noticed that over the…

Mumbai Resorts To Private Healthcare To Fight Deadly Diseases

One of India’s biggest challenges is delivering affordable healthcare to its millions, particularly the poor. Many studies and surveys show how a single illness can swing the financial fortunes of…

Pune’s Dependence On Octroi & New Constructions

Highlights  * Pune Municipal Corporation expected to report revenue of Rs 4,100 crore in 2013-14 * Octroi revenue likely to increase 34% to Rs 1,657 crore from Rs 1,235 crore…

Do Stable State Governments Perform Better? The Chhattisgarh Story

Highlights:*Chhattisgarh agriculture and allied growth was 7.2% while All-India growth was 3.9% *Chhattisgarh has highest percentage of people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) according to the latest Tendulkar Committee Estimates…

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