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4 Things That Could Change India In 2016

4 Things That Could Change India In 2016

  More people will be literate, on the Internet, linked to the national identification scheme and likely to receive electricity, especially from alternative-energy sources. The new year has many things…

IndiaSpend/FactChecker–The Year’s Most Popular Stories

IndiaSpend/FactChecker–The Year’s Most Popular Stories

  At IndiaSpend, we do not like adjectives, we do not like opinion. Emotion is not our thing. Data are. Facts are. Reportage is.   Using data as our core,…

5 Things India Had Going For It

5 Things India Had Going For It

Temsutula Imsong wants to see a clean India, and, along with Darshika Shah, cleaned some of the filthiest ghats in Varanasi.   Amid a year of conflict and controversy, India…

Five Things That Should Worry India

Five Things That Should Worry India

  1. With growth rate of 0.2% and 600 million Indians depending on it, agriculture remains in crisis   The year 2015 began with unseasonal rainfall that damaged crops across…

2015: A Good Year For Defence—Or Was It?

2015: A Good Year For Defence—Or Was It?

  The year 2015 witnessed a hike of nearly 10% in India’s defence budget, from Rs. 2.2 lakh crore ($33 billion) in 2014-15 to Rs. 2.4 lakh crore ($36 billion).…

First Time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha More Productive House

First Time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha More Productive House

  Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) performed better than the Rajya Sabha (upper house) in the year 2015, owing to the majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)…

Your Guide To Hindus, Muslims And Intolerance

Your Guide To Hindus, Muslims And Intolerance

  What was the intolerance debate that roiled India this year about?   * Was it about the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders–and Hindu villagers— declaring that a 50-year-old…

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