India Insight

Privatising public healthcare in India, one report at a time

August 19, 2012

Public health experts and activists are attacking a proposal by India’s leading government think tank that recommends handing many of the country’s healthcare responsibilities to the private sector.

Luxury toilet row raises stink for Indian govt

June 6, 2012

Every morning, Dharma picks up a bottle of water and heads to a field to defecate. His wife goes to a public toilet nearby. The 29-year-old cobbler has been living and working in India’s capital for over ten years now, but he still does not have a toilet in his house. Just like millions of Indians.

India’s “armchair advisers” join Facebook

February 2, 2011

Screengrab of Planning Commission's Facebook page

India’s Planning Commission has put a 21st century spin on the way it advises the government on how best to spend its money — by going on Facebook and asking India’s 1.2 billion people to have their say.