August 2017
Doklam and Darjeeling: A Double-edged Dagger

The standoff at the Doklam Plateau and the ongoing violent movement for Statehood in Darjeeling present a clear threat to India's 'Chicken’s Neck', a

Opposition: Shooting in the Dark

Renewed efforts are on to unite the Indian Opposition against the ruling dispensation led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. But the Opposition is up aga

Judgment: Supreme Court Sets Aside 'Talaq-e-Biddat' by a Majority of 3:2

The Supreme Court of India, on August 22, 2017, set aside the practice of Talaq-e-Biddat (triple talaq).
An excerpt from the Judgment read:

Official Document: Economic Survey 2016-17: Volumes 1 and 2, and Statistical Appendix

The Second Volume of the Economics Survey (2016-17) was released on August 11, 2017. The 458-page Second Volume was tabled in Parliament six months af

National Policy on Prison Reforms and Correctional Administration

The National Policy on Prison Reforms and Correctional Administration and The Model Prison Manual 2016 in PDF can be accessed here:

NSSO Data: Key Indicators of Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction) in India

Surveys on unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) are the primary source of data on various ind

CSO: Achieving Millennium Development Goals Target Year Factsheet - India

India’s MDG framework is as per the UNDG’s 2003 framework for monitoring of the 8 MDGs. Out of the 18 targets, 12 targets (Target 1 to 11 and Target 1

The ‘One Nation’ Fallacy in a ‘New’ India

The early years of the Indian republic saw an emphasis on nation building, accomplished through a top-down policy paradigm driven by the Centre and fl

Vital Statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System 2015

The number of registered births in the year 2015 touched 23.1 million, slightly above the 2014 figure of 23.0 million. Out of the total registered bir

Report on Medical Certification of Cause of Death 2015

In the year 2015, over one-thirds of deaths in India were caused by heart diseases, including diseases of pulmonary circulation and other forms of hea

Annual Health Survey Report - Part 1

The Annual Health Survey is conducted across nine states of India to monitor the government's various health interventions, including those under the

Multipronged Strategy Required to Tackle Corruption in Prisons

Prisons in Karnataka, or for that matter across the country, are struck by a serious malaise for several decades and the problem is turning grave wit

Slow Agricultural Growth and Agrarian Crisis

India’s agricultural growth in the past two decades has been slower than the rest of the economy. This has led to resentment among the rural populatio