Category Archives: India

India: Education Spending as Percentage of GDP

The graph below was created with data from the web site – for the period 1996 to 2013.  It shows a very interesting trend. Spending increased with Congress rule between 1996 and 1999. Then under the BJP between 1999 and 2004, it started falling. There was a upswing again under Congress rule starting 2005.… Read More »

Largest Election in the History of Mankind

The countdown has started for a nation of 1.2 billion people to elect their next national Government. This will be the largest democratic election every to be held in the history of mankind. Almost a billion voters will choose, in an election that will be fair overall – the Indian Constitution ensures that. The Election… Read More »

Phailin – Why are the Indian Government figures still low?

Phailin has grown at one of the fastest rates every recorded, going from a tropical storm to a Category 4 cyclone in only 24 hours.  Yesterday, Friday Oct 11, 2013, it became the equivalent of a Category 5 cyclone with sustained wind speeds of 260 Kmph. This brings it at par with the super cyclone that hit… Read More »

Is Odisha ready for Phailin?

The Odisha state Government seems to be doing much better than in 1999 which left more than 10,000 dead across the coastal areas of the state and an estimated USD 4.5 Billion in damages. People from low lying areas are being evacuated. Essentials stockpiled in schools and other buildings on higher ground. The disaster recovery… Read More »