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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…

Free Medicine For The Poor, A Southern State Shows The Way

Free Medicine For The Poor, A Southern State Shows The Way

  Highlights  * 40% hospitalised patients get free medicines in Tamil Nadu. * Tamil Nadu has increased per capita spending on drugs. * 39 million Indians are driven to poverty every…

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A major grid power failure in India’s Northern Grid late Sunday (July 29, 2012) night affected at least 7 states badly. This in turn crippled services across the region, including…

Tamil Nadu’s Grand Growth Vision; Rhetoric Or Reality?

Tamil Nadu’s Grand Growth Vision; Rhetoric Or Reality?

Do stretch goals and 10-year growth targets work when set by the states of India? Some would argue that the setting of a vision and a target for spending itself…

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…

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…

Where Are Tamil Nadu’s Colour TVs?

Where Are Tamil Nadu’s Colour TVs?

India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu has been a pioneer of sorts in entertaining its voters, by giving away free television sets. The last scheme, initiated by the then ruling…