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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…

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…

Extreme State Kerala

Kerala, God’s Own Country, is a sharp study of contrasts.   * Out of a population of 33.38 million as per Census 2011, 16.02 million (48%) are males and 17.36…

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

  Highlights * Crimes against women registered a 69% decadal jump * Total number of crimes fell 3% from 2011 to 2012, but rose 9% from 2002 to 2012 *…

Can A Drought Kill Your Political Chances?

    Highlights: * Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka, both drought affected states voted against the respective ruling parties in elections following droughts * Drought does not seem to be affecting…

Karnataka’s Missing Women Politicians & Bihar’s Abundance

  India’s southern state of Karnataka goes to polls on 5 May for a new 224-member legislative assembly.   The contest is being keenly watched for various reasons: First, to…

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…

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