India


An ageing India

Pascoal Carvalho | 24 February 2014
By 2021 India could have 140 million elderly, but not the ability (or willingness) to take care of them.

Good news from India

Marcus Roberts | 16 January 2014
India is about to be declared polio free!

India’s Slums

Marcus Roberts | 11 October 2013
All of India's slums are now included in the national census: the results are somewhat surprising.

Indian “voluntary” population control

Marcus Roberts | 10 July 2013
There are over 4 million forced sterilisations in India every year!

Fewer Girls = A More Violent World

Marcus Roberts | 27 January 2013
More on gendercide in India and China.

Wife Sharing in India

Marcus Roberts | 19 December 2012
Another pernicious consequence of gendercide in India.

The Rhema Project

Marcus Roberts | 25 May 2012
The Rhema Project is an NGO doing wonderful things to combat gendercide in India.

Bollywood and gendercide in India

Marcus Roberts | 16 May 2012
A Bollywood actor uses his reality TV show to highlight gendercide in India.

Part II of the Global War Against Girls – the Rest of the World

Marcus Roberts | 20 February 2012
Eberstadt's article moves on to look at the lack of baby girls in the rest of the world apart from China.

Increasing internet usage gives more and more power to the people of India and China

Shannon Buckley | 15 January 2012
India may have developed new technology which overcomes the problem of expense and allows hundreds of millions of Indians in remote rural areas to connect to the internet. It may also soon make Indians the biggest single internet user population in the world.

Odds and Ends

Marcus Roberts | 17 October 2011
Christian Churches in the Middle East, India and the Population Stabilisation Incentive Fund

Sterilisation in India

Marcus Roberts | 22 August 2011
A district in India is coming up with novel ways of achieving its goal of 1% of the population sterilised.

Getting old – the Reason for Our Economic Malaise?

Marcus Roberts | 08 August 2011
Chrystia Freeland presents an argument why demography is the answer to our economic woes.

India’s Growth; China at 140m by 2100!?

Marcus Roberts | 04 August 2011
Two separate pieces from the Economist about the two Asian superpowers - India and China.

Gendercide Recognition

Marcus Roberts | 15 June 2011
All Girls Allowed charitable group brings attention to the issue of gender imbalance.

Australia’s Babies and India’s Girls

Marcus Roberts | 11 May 2011
Australia continues to subsidise babies while India is "failing" its girls.

India’s appalling sex ratio worsens

Michael Cook | 02 April 2011
The latest figures show that India’s child sex ratio is getting even worse. The normal ratio for children between 0 and 6 is about 950 girls to 1000 boys. However, early returns for the 2011 census show that the number of girls to 1,000 boys has shrunk to 914 girls to every 1000 boys, down from 927 in 2001.

A bleak future for boys in China, India and South Korea

Michael Cook | 18 March 2011
Just backing up a post by Marcus Roberts the other day, the Canadian Medical Association Journal has just published an article which claims that it will be decades before the natural sex-ratio is restored in parts of India, China and South Korea because of sex-selective abortion and son preference.

Putting gendercide on the front page

Michael Cook | 11 March 2010
It has taken 20 years, but gendercide has finally made the front page of The Economist. Back in 1990, Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen wrote an astonishing article in the New York Review of Books claiming that 100 million girls had been aborted because of son-preference. This was happening mostly in China and India, but also in other Asian countries.

Female mortality matters

Vincenzina Santoro | 04 March 2010
New data from the UN tells us that if infants make it beyond the first year of life, their chance of survival to age five becomes even more difficult: the mortality rates for those under five are generally higher - but only in certain countries.

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