July 25, 2013

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Acorn | The use and misuse of poverty lines

The undesirable consequences of using a macroeconomic indicator as a criterion for entitlement. Earlier this week, the UPA government’s Planning Commission announced that there has been a significant reduction in poverty in India over the last decade—essentially, during the UPA’s...

Catalyst | What right to whose water?

I write in Citizen Matters today about the futility of any right to water legislation: (T)he provision of clean, adequate water to Bangalore’s residents has numerous challenges: resource management, administrative reform, infrastructure provision, financing and payment for scarce resources. Will a...

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s director, Nitin Pai on the mismatch between the latest poverty rates and the proposed coverage of the food security ordinance. Only 270m are ‘poor’ but govt wants to feed 800m “As per the government’s own figures, there...

Catalyst | Lines in the sand

The latest poverty figures for India show that it has declined to just 22 percent as of 2011-12, based on data from the National Sample Survey. At a time when information such as this is coming out, many including my colleagues...

Takshashila hosts Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion

The Takshashila Institution hosted economist, author and popular blogger Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion in Bangalore on evening of Wednesday, July 24. The discussion was moderated by Narayan Ramachandran, Fellow at the Takshashila instution. About twenty five people attended the...

Retributions | On Modi the Prime Minister

Narendra Modi is handicapped by BJP’s geographical reach. Don’t fall for the hype (This a guest post from a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. Lightly edited for clarity) If the Delhi-based media and the popular commentary are to be...