Currency

Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Consolidated Constituency and state level data of votes polled and votes counted – downloadable file

Votes are the currency of an election. Every vote polled is the right of a citizen exerted and the results decide who represents the people. This cannot be trivialized. There are various sources of information regarding votes cast and counted that provide checks against malpractice in determining the will of the people. It is concerning […]

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modi game
Democracy

Find your Adarsh Nagrik JOSH here – online game

A game to find your Adarsh Nagrik score that involves dodging falling cows and catching bags of foreign currency to get jumlas. Can YOU get 15 lakh rupees?

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Demonetisation
Digital India
Politics & Political Commentary

Demonetisation – success or failure?

Was the demonetisation a success or failure? Various government claims and the subsequent lacklustre results leave no doubt that the demonetisation has resulted in no significant utility to the nation and caused considerable damage.

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National

Transcript of Statement made by Shri R. Gandhi, Deputy Governor

The RBI had removed from its website a transcript it had published of Shri R. Gandhi’s statement about the currency disbursed to the public by the RBI. It was later published as a few bullet points with controversial parts removed as an “edited transcript”

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Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Why black money was never the real goal of #demonetisation

As per Arun Jaitley, the demonetised cash in circulation on the 8th of November was 15.4 lakh crores. The population of India is over 120 crores. (been six years since the census, but we go with this lower number). This averages to 12,833 thousand rupees per Indian. It may seem a lot, but the money […]

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