The pace of poverty eradication in India has increased in recent years. This page highlights 8 anti-poverty measures of Indian government since 2014.
Kashmir has been a land of saints and sages; that's why Kashmir is called Pir Vaer - an "alcove of saints". Kashmir's real identity is its Sufi-Rishi culture, not Islam. Will extremism destroy it?
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan does not measure its progress by GDP; it uses Gross National Happiness (GNH). Now the idea of GNH is attracting global attention as a sustainable way to progress.
Empowerment of poor people is essential to counter their state of powerlessness and voicelessness. It makes them active agents of change in their own lives, rather than passive recipients of dole.
Charities usually focus on symptoms of poverty and are driven by donors' expectations than recipients'. They rarely bother about empowering the poor who remain as passive voiceless recipient.
Microcredit has emerged as a popular anti-poverty tool in recent decades. It aims to help the poor set up microenterprises so that they can earn, save and grow their income as entrepreneurs.
In recent decades, fertility rates have declined steeply; the trend is firmly established and will continue. World population is expected to peak around 2100 at about 11 bn, then start declining!
If the basic needs approach (BNA) sees poverty in terms of consumption deprivation, the capabilities approach (CA) looks at poverty as deprivation of opportunities required to lead the life people want to live..
Amartya Sen’s capability theory sees development as expansion of people’s capabilities. It is a people centric multidimensional approach and goes well beyond economic growth.
There are several deep-rooted causes of Indian poverty. Some have historical roots and others derive strength from socio-political structures. Lack of effective governance and corruption has only sustained Indian poverty.
A judgmental mind distorts our perceptions and makes relationships difficult. Practice of mindfulness can transform a judgmental mind into a discerning mind which is objective and non-reactive
Poverty is now accepted as a situation of multidimensional deprivation. The multidimensional poverty index (MPI) offers a unique measure of shortages in the lives of the poor.
Poverty is not an income issue, it is a human development issue. It is a state of multiple deprivations resulting from several factors including social and political, not merely lack of income.
Poor people are as useful for the society as the rich. They must be respected because they are the creation of an unjust socio-economic order. It is foolish to view them as inferior in any way.
India's official poverty line is very low and has lost credibility. It ismore like a number game. The current poverty estimates range from 12.4% to 41%. For Indian poor it's just a Joke.
There are still people talk of things like "population explosion" in India. It is nothing but a display of ignorance and fear of large population propagated by Malthus 200 years ago.
Kerala, a tiny state in South India, created a demographic transition due to its focus on human development. It has left Western scholars, who want to correlate everything with economic growth, confused.
The One Child policy of China has led to selective abortion, killing, and dumping of girl children. It has severely skewed the sex ration and left over 30 million men without women for marriage.
The hype of "population explosion" in India is an imaginary phobia, not grounded on the reality of facts. As in rest of the world, the Indian population growth is declining steadily.
Mindfulness, a precious gift from the East, is a wonderful way of living a healthy and balanced life. It automatically corrects a lot of deficiencies in behavior by fixing the attitude.
Mental chatter (also called mental talk or internal dialog) can become a serious issue if not handled correctly. It is certainly stressful but can be handled neatly by the practice of mindfulness.
Can you imagine dreaded prisoners suddenly realizing the consequences of their deeds? Yes, this unthinkable feat is often observed after Vipassana Meditation courses in the prisons.
Health of brain is vital and needs proper care and nurturing to be effective in life. 4 simple ways are described to keep the brain healthy. Freedom from stress is an important aspect of brain health.
Brainwave entrainment technology offers a simple and safe way to relieve stress. Brainwave audios not only allow us to enjoy the soothing music but also relax us by directly changing our brainwaves.
Recurring nightmares can be real pain in the neck. They have the capacity to ruin your normal daily life. Lucid dreaming using brainwaves audios is an easy way to tackle the problem.