Guwahati, Srinagar at Highest Earthquake Risk

posted by IndiaSpend|April 28, 2015   in Articles|no comments

Guwahati and Srinagar fall in Zone V(very severe intensity zone) according to government data, making them high-risk areas during an earthquake. Gujarat UP are the most vulnerable states, with six cities each, in earthquake prone zones. India spend analyses India’s vulnerability.

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posted by Boom Live|April 28, 2015   in Life|3 comments

The Mumbai Development plan (2014-34) designated Mumbai’s gaothans and koliwadas as slums despite these localities, with their unique way of life and heritage architecture, being a living link to the city’s past. This is their story.


The Life And Death Of A Dalit Journalist

posted by Manisha Pande|April 27, 2015   in Articles|8 comments

The circumstances of Nagaraju Koppula’s death point to reasons why our newsrooms continue to be incapable of absorbing people from disadvantaged backgrounds.



posted by Boom Live|April 23, 2015   in Articles|5 comments

Alphonsos have arrived in the market. But the eyebrow raising price-tag means that they are now only available to those with deep wallets.

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Rape Cases in India: The Curious Case of Under-Reporting Crimes Against Women

posted by Factly|April 23, 2015   in Articles|2 comments

Factly analyses under-reporting of crimes against women in India using official crime data.


‘800 Conversions’ That Never Happened

posted by Arunabh Saikia|April 20, 2015   in Articles|13 comments

Most of the mainstream media went to town screaming forced conversion of Valmikis in Rampur. The truth is far more complex and much less sensational.


Top Secret: No one knows the value of gifts presented by PM Modi to the Obamas

posted by Factly|April 20, 2015   in Articles|4 comments

Factly goes through the various RTIs seeking details about the expenditure on Obama’s visit.

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Farmed Land Drops Over 25 Years, So Does Food Per Person

posted by IndiaSpend|April 20, 2015   in Articles|2 comments

Cultivated land in India has already declined 15% over 25 years, according to government data analysed by IndiaSpend. With the Centre trying to push the new Land Act, cultivated land may soon reduce drastically.


The Myth of India’s Muslim-Population Rise

posted by IndiaSpend|April 16, 2015   in Articles|93 comments

Uddhav Thackeray’s remark about the rise of India’s Muslim population gets fact checked.


Indians Abroad Send $70 billion Home, No. 1 Globally

posted by IndiaSpend|April 15, 2015   in Governance|3 comments

The Indian diaspora sent home $70 billion (Rs 4.34 lakh crore) in 2014, topping for the 7th year the list of countries receiving money from immigrants, according to data released by the World Bank.

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