Category Archives: South India

Janata Parivaar: A Timeline

EVER SINCE THE EMERGENCY, THE PARTIES AND PERSONALITIES OF THE JANATA EXPERIMENT HAVE BEEN MAJOR AND BIT PLAYERS IN THE ELECTORAL POLITICS OF INDIA. PARTICULARLY SO IN THE ERA OF COALITION POLITICS IN THE 90S AND THE LAST DECADE. HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW THEY LEFT THEIR MARK ON ELECTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OVER THE YEARS.

NEW Capital: What about the OLD Farmers?

NEW Capital: What about the OLD Farmers?

For going ahead on the path of Development, are we leaving behind a section of society ?

Although this is a long process and we will see the level of good or bad implementation with time, we can only hope and wish for a deal which would lead state and country towards development without hurting rights of any individual or farmer.

There is Something Terribly Wrong with this Country Isn’t it?

7th Feb can prove to be a historical day for India and to commemorate this day, we have made a video adapted from V for Vendetta’s revolutionary speech by the main character. Our intent is to arouse people’s sense of responsibility as a citizen and make a call for voting in Delhi Elections in large […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (8 of 9): Disadvantaged Groups

Current Situation: SC, STs and Muslims have the worst health and education indicators and lowest paying jobs. Discrimination and caste and religion based violence occurs frequently across the country. The Communal Violence Bill was introduced but had to be withdrawn following opposition. Section 377 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) criminalising consensual gay sex upheld by […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (7 of 9): Infrastructure

Current Situation: India has a one trillion infrastructure deficit over the next five years, according to finance minister P. Chidambaram. India is ranked 89th out of 142 countries for its infrastructure in 2011-12. 65% of all freight is transported by road resulting in high traffic. The planning commission has estimated that India needs 180 more […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections, 2014 (6 of 9): Women

Current Status: Anti-Rape laws were strengthened following the Delhi incident. Women safety remain an issue which is partly a reason for their lag in education, share in workforce etc. Women Reservation Bill could not be passed. This bill reserve seats for women in parliament. Stands of various parties on this issue: Congress: Will pass women’s […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (5 of 9): Internal Securities

Current Situation : Police to population ratio has not increased for last 20 years. 4821 civilians and 1850 security force personnel have been killed by Maoists in last 10 years. Judicial pendency has risen to 55% for special and local laws, and 85% for IPC cases. Stand of major political parties on Internal Securities : […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (4 of 9): Health

Current Situation : India has one-third of world’s malnourished and accounts for a quarter of the world’s infant deaths Public expenditure on health is 1.2% of GDP, one of the lowest in the developing world. India has one of the highest rated of out of the pocket expenditure on health in the world. Stand of […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (3 of 9) : Education

GDP on education. Primary school enrollment is nearly 100% but 40% of children dropout before completing elementary school and tertiary enrollment (for graduate studies and beyond) is 18%. The quality of this education is poor, compromising future employability. Stands of various parties in their manifestos : Congress: New focus on secondary education to ensure universal […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (2 of 9) : Economy

Current situation : The Current Economic situation of country can be summarised as follow : Economic growth is at 10 year low of 4.5% in 2012-13. Manufacturing sector is growing at less than 1%. Rupee and Current account deficit (CAD) is now stable After Subsidies and Interest payments, The next government is expected to get […]
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