THE TAXPAYERS BURDEN

For a massive population of 135 crore people, India is the most populous country growing at an unprecedented rate. To put that in simple number form, in 1947, India was some 350 million strong and in 72 years has grown 4 fold. That's an addition of over 1 billion people. By no measures does poverty... Continue Reading →

IS DOLE THE WAY TO REMOVE POVERTY?

India has been a rich country for generations as it's land has provided it's people abundantly. It's no secret that the battering of the Mughals and thereafter the British for over 1000 years has left the country to build itself back from scratch and with scars that keep showing up from time to time. Post... Continue Reading →

RESOLVING FARMER DISTRESS

#Vitarkka: Various data sources claim that between 160 to 395 Million acres of land are under agriculture in India and figures amongst the top 5 growers worldwide in many categories of agri-products. (India has about 812 Million Acres of land approximately). 60% of India’s population is directly or indirectly employed in agriculture. Agriculture exports according... Continue Reading →

LIQUOR HYPOCRISY

#Vitarkka: Two of India's highest revenue generators are Cigarettes and Liquor. Both undoubtedly controversial. WHO's report said that over 1 Million (10 Lakh) Indians died as a result of various smoking diseases accounting for a staggering 9.5% of all deaths. 48% die due to Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD), 23% due to Chronic respiratory disease (CRD),... Continue Reading →

TIME FOR A WATERWAYS BILL

#Vitarkka: The waterways of India is not a well studied system, nor proper planning for the same has been undertaken by bench-marking it against the best practices around the world. We do not worry about what contaminants or hazardous substances get into our waterways through the storm water drainage and canal-ways. We need to look... Continue Reading →

EVERY DEAL, A LOBBYIST

#Vitarkka: World over there is this eternal need for corporates to create their government or be close to the government. Business has a vicious need to constantly post growth. It's critical to keep their investors happy by meeting targets. Hence...more markets, more products, newer versions, push ... push ... push. The most successful lobbying undoubtedly... Continue Reading →

ELECTION OBSESSED INDIA

#VITARKKA: India has always been a country obsessed with Elections as it feeds into the speculative nature of Indians and the fanfare which ensues is a delight for all. To exercise their vote amongst other fringe benefits is an added attraction and hence the famous saying ‘The Dance of Democracy’! The 140 Crore country lives... Continue Reading →

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