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Maternal Health Study

Maternal Health Study

In 2000, Public Affairs Centre (PAC) conducted a Citizen Report Card (CRC) study of maternal health services offered by Maternity Homes (MH) and …
The New Niti Aayog

The New Niti Aayog

This blog is a response to the comments made by Shri Bibek Debroy in the Economic Times on 5th January 2015, raising several important questions …
How safe is Bengaluru?

How safe is Bengaluru?

I relocated to Bengaluru after my retirement from the Indian Administrative Service in July last year after a lifetime of work in Rajasthan. …
The Moral Crisis

The Moral Crisis

– Dr C.K. Mathew, IAS (Retd) We all talk about the moral crisis that is engulfing us now, while we still are not able to define what it all means. …

In the service of the nation

July 12th, 1977. The date is etched in my memory: with a steel trunk and a hold-all, I had presented myself at the reception counter of the Lal …
The Three Principles of Governance

The Three Principles of Governance

John Maynard Keynes, when bidding farewell from the post of editor of the Economic Journal in 1945, eloquently stated that the great economic …
Should states worry about pending cases?

Should states worry about pending cases?

Should states worry about pending cases? Yes, because that affects their public image and, therefore, investment. Thirty million cases are pending …
Which side of the North-South divide is Raichur on?

Which side of the North-South divide is Raichur on?

The authors of the book The Paradox of India’s North South Divide: Lessons from the States and Regions make an eloquent case for progress being …
Can political stability give a state an edge over another?

Can political stability give a state an edge over another?

Political instability leads to instability in public decisions and policies, because a new chief minister (CM) usually changes ministers and …
How safe is your state?

How safe is your state?

During the 1990s, the ruling political parties in Uttar Pradesh (UP) were dominated by the upper castes, who made little effort to develop the …
The Demand Factor

The Demand Factor

Are you empowered to demand your rights? The government provides basic infrastructure like roads, hospitals, and schools and delivers welfare …