India truly lives in its villages

 “India is not Calcutta and Bombay; India lives in her seven hundred thousand villages.” Mahatma Gandhi mentioned the above statement more than half a century ago. Even today, the statement holds true. As per the Census of 2011, nearly 70% of the country’s population...

Making Sikkim Sustainable

It has been a little more than a month since I arrived in Gangtok, and about two months since I started working at Swaniti as a SPARC Associate to Mr P. D. Rai, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), from Sikkim. Ever since I have arrived here, I have been...

Big Data and Governance

The following blog was published in Results for All. You could find it here: http://blog.results4all.org/ “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” The underlying theme of this popular adage by Peter Drucker has found much resonance in today’s rapidly changing,...

From Lok Yojana to Adhikaar Abhiyaan

“A right delayed is right denied” Martin Luther King Jr. talks about this adage in a letter from Birmingham City Jail dated April 1961. He mentioned this line in a legal context but it’s connotation is applicable across sectors around the world. When one were to look...