India’s Politically Powerful Castes Corner Quotas

As the Supreme Court of India struck down the central government’s decision to include Jats in a central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from nine states, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals that how these castes in central list of Other Backward Clase have disproportionately cornered affirmative-action quotas.

posted by IndiaSpend|March 18, 2015   in Governance|3 comments


Lies and Statistics: How India’s Largest State Fudges Crime Data

Official state data isn’t always correct.

posted by IndiaSpend|March 13, 2015   in Governance|2 comments

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88 Years On, 5% Military Officers Are Women

Women have served in India’s armed forces for 88 years, yet they hold only temporary ten-year jobs, are not allowed on fighting ships, fighter planes and other combat units. They make up only 5% of military officers.

posted by IndiaSpend|March 11, 2015   in Governance|4 comments


Health Crisis Needs Money—But That Isn’t Enough

With the Budget being announced this Saturday, IndiaSpend brings us data on why BJP's promise to increase spending on health is not enough.

posted by IndiaSpend|February 26, 2015   in Governance|one comment


Up To 20% Drop In Subsidies Likely

With the budget session underway, IndiaSpend research predicts a drop in subsidies.

posted by IndiaSpend|February 23, 2015   in Governance|no comments


Do Bigha Zameen

A look at what has changed in land acquisition law from 1894 to 2015.

posted by Anand Ranganathan|February 21, 2015   in Governance|36 comments

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In Defeat, BJP’s Voter Base Stays Loyal

Despite winning just three seats in the 2015 Delhi assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has largely maintained the vote share it has had for the last 16 years.

posted by IndiaSpend|February 11, 2015   in Governance|8 comments

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Why India’s Nuclear Power Is Surging

PM Modi has set a goal of tripling nuclear power over the next decade, IndiaSpend reveals that India’s nuclear-power sector may be able to achieve that target.

posted by IndiaSpend|February 3, 2015   in Governance|8 comments

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The Great Secularism Debate

Why did the embodiment of Secularism - Nehru and Ambedkar - reject the insertion of the word SECULAR in our Constitution?

posted by Anand Ranganathan|January 30, 2015   in Governance|45 comments

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US Now India’s Largest Arms Supplier, But It Isn’t Enough

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India is characterised by a series of symbolic firsts in the larger contours of Indo-US relations.

posted by IndiaSpend|January 27, 2015   in Governance|one comment

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