Indian Railways Escalators Policy: Keep Climbing

The tag-line of Indian Railways is “Lifeline to the nation…”. Another strong contender for the Indian Railways tag-line can be “Keep Climbing”. Indian Railways has numerous objectives – some stated, some un-stated. One of the un-stated objectives is to keep the passengers of the Indian Railways fit and healthy. Indian Railways shows to the world […]

The corrupt TTE – Everlasting memory of a train journey

What would be your everlasting memory of a long distance train journey? The answer will vary from person to person. For someone, it might be the ever-changing landscapes. For someone, it might be the chance to take a long pending rest. It could be the smell of food at each of the railway stations for […]

How the real Ayushman Bharat should be?

I have failed to identify the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. The Ayushman Bharat execution is equally flawed as beneficiary identification, if not more. The scheme seems to have been arrived at by a politician proclaiming that he needs something good for the masses to be used at the election rallies and subsequently designed by the government […]

Ayushman Bharat Execution: Nothing Adds Up

I have failed to identify the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. The government is surely proceeding nonetheless. Now, I wanted to understand what and how will the government benefit the non-existent beneficiaries. I looked at some of the execution details for Ayushman Bharat and came up with some basic queries: Why Ayushman Bharat is not for the […]

Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries: Do They Exist

Ayushman Bharat has been launched with big fanfare. It is being touted as the game-changer for the Narendra Modi government. Ayushman Bharat aims to provide health insurance to 10 Cr families. It is deemed as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme covering around 50 Cr beneficiaries.┬áIt will target rural families and identified occupational category of […]

5 things that define India’s Youth

I am sure that each one of us has come across a tribute to the Young Indians. We have read that India is home to the world’s largest youth population and how it is going to re-shape the world. We know that India has the demographic dividend in her favour by having the youngest and […]

My Learnings from Demonetisation

Does the name of Mir Jafar ring a bell to you? Or the name of Jaichand? I suppose it does. The name “Jaichand” has become synonymous with the word “traitor” in Indian folklore and considered the reason for the success of the Islamic invasion of India. Mir Jafar’s betrayal of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah led to the […]

Legislative Assembly in India: Dysfunctional Democracy

I read an article in The Hindu dated 7th September titled “First Assembly sat for more than 500 hours“. The article was in reference to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly which was dissolved 8 months ahead of the tenure. The article was not front-page news; rather it was published on page 5. There were hardly […]

Anganwadi Visit – Whose Children Are They Anyway?

A country is expected to invest in her future generations. How a country provides for her children shall sow the future of the country. I invite you for a peek into the first interaction that the toddlers/kids have with the Government’s build-up for them and what goes into the character building of our future generation. […]

Google Doodle and India’s Heritage

What do you know about Anandi Gopal Joshi? Asima Chatterjee? Rukhmabai Raut? Cornelia Sorabji? Leave aside knowing anything about them, have you heard about them? Unless for Google Doodle, I would not have. India has a rich cultural heritage and a glorious past. That is what we talk about, we hear and we would like […]