Posted by Equitymaster India is now a test case for whether a high rate of economic growth is enough to alleviate poverty. With the fastest rate of growth among the world's biggest economies, India has an opportunity to overcome its historic difficulty in ... Equitymaster.com, 2 days ago
It is a card that was played ad nauseam for roughly six decades in Indian politics before it was run aground by a rampant Narendra Modi in 2014. As the latest one-sided victory of the BJP in UP has established beyond any reasonable doubt, the ghost of Muslim ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
In UP, the BJP focused carefully on the sub-caste divisions within the Dalits and also gave a large number of tickets to SC candidates from sub-castes, asserts Ashok K Lahiri. Decisive electoral mandates, as in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, are a welcome trend. It denies 'coalition compulsion' as an excuse for non-performance. After fractured electoral verdicts during 1993-2007, UP returned single party absolute majorities to the assembly in 2007 and 2012. But these two earlier verdicts ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The fund allocated in the 2017-18 Budget to Maternity Benefit Programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on New Years eve is "inadequate", despite a nearly seven-fold increase, considering it has been expanded to 650 ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Kuch na honda Punjab da, zameen banjar, aulad kanjar. (Nothing can come of Punjab–the lands are barren, the children are jobless.) That extreme assessment of India’s 11th richest state was made by a drug kingpin in a dark, controversial film called Udta ...Sify, 2 months ago
When it comes to the health of its 1.5 million people, sunny, sylvan Goa–India's smallest state by area and the fourth-least populous–does better than most Indian states and best among the five heading into elections, according to an analysis by the ...Sify, 2 months ago
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