Friday, October 19, 2018

Fault lines in the Great Indian Poverty debate

There has been a long standing debate known as the “Great Indian Poverty” that argues the current methods and estimations used for defining poverty...

Life in the delta

The largest mangrove forest in the world lies in the Indian subcontinent, the Sunderban delta. About 10,000 sq kms stretched across India and Bangladesh,...

Human Development Challenges of a Metropolis: Mumbai

Mumbai, the capital city of the state of Maharashtra in India, is in fact the financial capital of India. With a population of 13.4...

Why measuring the impact of private education is important for your...

Private sector plays a key role in school education in India. 25% of all schools in India are private and account for 40% of...

MGNREGA worker as a significant part of the Demographic Dividend

While we read about completion of 10 years to the MGNREGA, we also read about the highest allocation to the scheme in the current...

Letter from India: How Poop is Becoming Big Business for Small...

I was in Mumbai, making a long commute across town after a week full of events and conferences. When we arrived in South Bombay,...

The Wasting Enigma of Indian states

India is the home to half of the world’s wasted children. Since the last few years there has been a growing attention towards this...

How can we achieve universal healthcare in India?

Global commitments, like the earth, seem to be moving in a circle. First, we had the Alma Ata declaration of 1978 with one goal...

Revamping MGNREGA: a possibility?

A closer analysis of the Draft New Education Policy and the MGNREGA brings tells us that by applying a combined approach of “Employment” and...

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting...

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