Sex Selective Abortions in India
There is an old folk song from Uttar Pradesh, India, which beseeches God to protect the supplicant from a monumental injustice. The mournful tune goes, “O, God, I beg of you, I touch your feet time and again/Next birth don’t give me a daughter, give me hell instead.” Faced with […]
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Developing Entrepreneurship in the Urban Slums
This article was originally drafted by Usha Ganesh and Intellecap for the newsletter “Searchlight South Asia” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. Government Initiatives to Support Self-Employment According to recent reports, the government plans to create opportunities for employment and self-employment with the proposed National […]
The Jan Lokpal Anti-Corruption Bill – the State Vs. the People of India!
69 years since independence and India is still battling against a parasite called corruption. When the people of India voted for democracy, little did they know that six decades later, they will be wrapped in a emotional tug of war with the state and the governance.
Returning Indians in Search of the Indian Dream
At a recent dinner I bumped into two second generation Indians who had, a while ago moved to India from Britain and the US. Ravi had managed to jump the hurdles and settle down and was quite happy, but Neeraj’s story was different. Neeraj is a software engineer who returned […]
The Shameful Frailty of the Rural Healthcare System in India
If the healthcare infrastructure in India is not revived in the near future then it is bound to crumble and when that happens – it will severely affect the economy and the people.