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44% College Students: Women Must Accept Violence

44% College Students: Women Must Accept Violence

  India is a political democracy, but India’s society is not democratic. That has been a hypothesis offered by many social scientists.   Now there is empirical proof–from India’s hope…

60% Of Rajasthan’s Elected Officials Face Re-Election Ban

60% Of Rajasthan’s Elected Officials Face Re-Election Ban

  A Rajasthan-government ordinance linking electoral eligibility to educational qualifications will likely disqualify more than 60% of current village-level officials from standing for local elections.   It would immediately disqualify…

Faltering, Falling Behind: India’s Higher Education System

Faltering, Falling Behind: India’s Higher Education System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently urged doctors at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to stay back and serve their country. The call highlights some of the…

A No-Brainer: Subsidies Or Human Development?

A No-Brainer: Subsidies Or Human Development?

How can the Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, save over Rs 75,000 crore every year? Simple: use technology and rationalise subsidies.   Economist Ajay Shah argued in his…

India’s States See 10-Fold Jump In Grants ToRs 259,000 Crore On Modi Devolution Promise

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised in its 2014 Election Manifesto that it would work on a model wherein development would be “driven by the states”.  …

Assam Beats Kerala In Primary Education Outcomes

Assam Beats Kerala In Primary Education Outcomes

  There is a great deal of focus now on education outcomes. Given this trend, the following figures might come as a surprise.   When it comes to primary education,…

Weekly Wrap: Look Carefully Where India’s Young Voters Are

  [Report] Look Carefully Where India’s Young Voters Are   Did India’s first-time voters really deliver in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections?The answer is no but there is another angle…

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