I get involved in a discussion on caste based discrimination in India. My view – it does exist.
After the power grid outage, I was asked “Can India be seen as being or becoming a potential superpower in the face of the recent blackout and its myriad social and economic issues?” My musings on that.
The massive grid collapse caused black-outs in Northern India 2 days in a row. My musings on how that would have affected various people.
The uproar about NGOs getting foreign funds to lobby against nuclear plants and GMO crops is gaining momentum in India. Government is upset, the involved NGOs are being probed and intelligentsia is upset that this could signal shrinking space for dissent. A solution would be to raise funds in India to advocate policies? Are NGOs and donors ready for that?
India wastes more food than Australia produces or the UK consumes. That at a time when millions of poor Indians, especially women and children are starving. Cannot think of a more ironical situation. Why does this happen and can we do something about it? Read on.
The RTO offices in India are a classic case of bureaucracy, opaqueness and corruption. If there were a pressing case for administrative reform in India, the RTO must surely be a prime example and candidate.
I have just recently come back from Yavatmal. This is the district in Maharashtra that is the epicentre of suicides …
Newspapers assail us with accounts of road accidents each day. After particularly horrific ones, statistics on deaths in accidents are …