Numbers and the Government

Numbers and the Government

In 2013-14 India spent approximately 1545 billion rupees on healthcare, education, rural development and agricultural security, however the Statistics and Census programs are only allocated only 9.8 billion rupees to collect data and gauge the effectiveness of the...
Development Stamp on Ballot

Development Stamp on Ballot

Two thousand and fourteen was a sweeping year for India and India politics. Eight of the nine State elections that were held last year had the winning party emerge with an overwhelming margin of at least twice as many seats (with the exception of Jammu &...
What’s Changed About the Voter?

What’s Changed About the Voter?

When the Delhi’s Chief Ministerial Candidate, Arvind Kejriwal commented on the exchange of money for votes, I was reminded of a story from my ancestral town. A few years ago, Panchayat elections were held in West Bengal. A week before the election a message...