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Why Are India’s Young Doctors Refusing To Serve in its Villages?

In two days, thousands of medical students across the country are once again planning to protest a new rule that makes rural posting compulsory. Are they all just urban brats or is there something more going on? By Jaimon Joseph | Grist Media – Fri… Continue Reading →

#India – The dishonesty in counting the poor

July 30, 2013   Utsa Patnaik, The Hindu The Planning Commission’s spurious method shows a decline in poverty because it has continuously lowered the measuring standard The Planning Commission has once again embarrassed us with its claims of decline in… Continue Reading →

#India – What Ails Panchayati Raj?

Vol – XLVIII No. 30, July 27, 2013 | Rahul Banerjee, EPW   Two decades have elapsed since the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act institutionalised panchayati raj as the mandatory third tier of governance in India. Yet due to a lack of extensive… Continue Reading →

Gujarat slides in both rural and urban spending

Subodh Varma, TNN | Jul 22, 2013,   There’s a new trend of chief ministers, particularly those with national ambitions, aggressively peddling their respective ‘development models’. Interestingly, CMs from the same party at times indulge in one-upmanship. The question is: How are… Continue Reading →

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