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Kerala, Delhi: India’s New BRICS Nation-States

Kerala, Delhi: India’s New BRICS Nation-States

What ifIndiawere to opt out of the famous BRIC composite? And instead, a few states were to stand-in for the country? Not that there is a choice but how would…

Does High Government Spend On Education Mean More Literacy?

Does High Government Spend On Education Mean More Literacy?

Does higher Government spend on education produce higher literacy? Before we say anything, we’d like to inform you that opinions on the subject are sharply divided.   And while the…

Kerala Budget 2012: Nearly Bankrupt But High Education Spends

Kerala Budget 2012: Nearly Bankrupt But High Education Spends

Kerala, the original claimant to the catchphrase – God’s own country – is an interesting bundle of contradictions. It’s the most literate state in the country but has very high…

Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

It’s not exactly breaking news but a closer look at how various Indian states are managing their budgets is insightful.   IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds that many Indian states spend…

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Goa’s Budget 2012-13 provides a few more reasons to not just visit the state but take up more permanent residence there. IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta did some math on the only state budget in…

December Elections Weigh On Gujarat; FY13 Budget Offers Tax Sops To Middle Class, Poor

December Elections Weigh On Gujarat; FY13 Budget Offers Tax Sops To Middle Class, Poor

Election year budgets have never failed to disappoint the middle class and the poor in India.   In that context IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds that Gujarat’s budget for financial year…

India’s 10 Most Indebted States

India’s 10 Most Indebted States

Debt is not bad. Many firms raise large chunks of it in their growth and expansion phases. Some ease out of it with time. Others struggle. But while the stakeholders…