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Demographic dividend, Census 2011, National youth day, Swami vivekananda’s birth anniversary

Today is National Youth Day: But when will the youth in India truly have their day?

India's young face a plethora of huge problems. There is only one way political parties will take them seriously. That way leads to the election booth.


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Census 2011, Alpesh Thakor, Gujarat, Migration

Hate attacks in Gujarat: Why we can’t just wish away the migrant workforce

If we consider migrants as people who are snatching jobs from locals, we are simply overlooking their contributions to the economy.


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Census 2011, RSS, Muslim population growth, Muslim population

How myths about Muslim population growth get the equation wrong

The belief that the Islamic doctrine is responsible for growth in the Muslim population seems to dominate the public imagination. But the notion is wrong.


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Southern states, BJP, Census 2011, 15th Finance Commission

15th Finance Commission: Why the southern states of India are fuming

While the Centre has justified the use of 2011 Census for funds allocation, it is doing little to allay the fears of the state governments.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Census 2011, Atheism, Religion

Why a Tinder date is better than 72 virgins in paradise

A short history of atheists in India.


 |  8-minute read
Religion, Hindu America, Hinduism, Census 2011

Sad reality and bitter truths of Hindus in America

The challenge here is as much an intellectual one as a cultural and spiritual one.


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Media, Muslims, Hindus, Census 2011

Census of religion: Government sold it, media bought it

The timing of the release of the data was clearly keeping in mind the Bihar Assembly election.


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Sikh, Census 2011

We need to worry about the decline in Sikh numbers

Conversion from Sikhism is another factor which has got the community leaders thinking.


 |  Between the Lines  |  3-minute read
Population, Muslims, Hindus, Census 2011

Relax. Muslims are not outnumbering Hindus

Even if we were to assume that there won't be any decline further, it will take more than two and half centuries for Muslims to outnumber Hindus.