- 1,348,991 Views
- RTE Act 2009 -- Issues and Challenges
- Indian Freedom Struggle: From 1857 to 1947
- Salient Features of the Right to Education Act, 2009
- What is Amartya Sen’s “Capability Approach” to Development and Poverty
- Islamic Plunder of Somnath Temple
- How to Make the RTE Act More Effective
- Impact Of The 1857 Revolution – India's First War Of Independence!
- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: We Should Also See The Positive Side of SSA
- Congress Party’s “Secular Partition" of India
- Corruption in the World: Why Should We Care About It?
- Afghanistan: Is It Too Early For Pak-Taliban Sharia Dance?
- Pakistan: Honeymoon With FATF Grey-list To Continue!
- Will Waseem Rizvi’s “New Quran” End Islamic Terrorism?
- “Black September”: Pakistan’s Love For Palestine Is Hypocrisy
- “Emperor Nero” Or “Bhasmasur” of Indian Politics!
- 1971 Bangladesh Genocide: When “Rape” Became A Weapon
- 7 Reasons Why Pakistan is Chanting “Peace”
- “Extortion Racket” of Maharashtra Government! Target: 100 Cr per Month!! What a Shame.
- 27 February 2002: Remembering The Victims of Godhra Terror Attack
- Amartya Sen
- Climate Change
- Distorted Secularism of India
- Economy and Business
- Global Warming
- Human Right To Food
- Indian Society
- Land Acquisition Laws
- Naxal/Maoist in India
- Nuclear Energy
- Panchayat Raj
- Renewable Energy
- Right to Education
- Right to Information
- Sustainable Development
- Timber Distribution Rights
- tribal Issues
- World Politics
Category Archives: Poverty
India is no longer the global poverty capital! Nigeria has overtaken India and the Democratic Republic of the Congo would soon displace India from the number two spot also!! In India, about 44 people are coming out of extreme poverty … Continue reading
Late Pakistani economist Mahbub Ul Haq is the brain behind UNDP’s human development index (HDI). He has seen the emptiness and deception of using GDP growth as measure of national progress. His concept of human development brought a paradigm shift in the global developmental discourse. Now more and more countries are trying to measure people’s well being beyond per capita GDP numbers. Continue reading
Poverty is a human development issue; not an income issue alone. Continue reading
Rising inequality is a serious threat to global well-being. Rich 1% practically own and decide everything while the poor remain poor. Continue reading
Poverty is much more than lack of income; it is inherently multidimensional and must be seen as such. Continue reading
Poverty violets human rights of poor people. It can’t be understood properly from the narrow lens of income but must be viewed as a state of inability to live comfortable life. The disabling factors may come from psychological, social, political or cultural dimensions of life. Continue reading
Child marriages disrupt the normal growth to adulthood and a violation of children’s rights. They endangers the well-being of adolescent girls by exposing them to the dangers of physical and sexual violence as well as to early, unplanned and frequent pregnancies. Continue reading
Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has placed microcredit at the forefront of battle against poverty. He was amazed to discover that lack of small and microcredits to the poor often keep them in poverty. His Grameen Bank initiative is now a global phenomenon; its model is operative in over 130 nations, including the super rich US! Continue reading
Poverty is by nature multidimensional. It can’t be adequately measured or described by any single-dimensional parameter like income. Moreover, it is a situation of deprivation that is a net result of several factors – personal, social, cultural and political. Hence, comprehensive approach is needed to tackle the issue of poverty. Continue reading
The capabilities approach of Amartya Sen sees development as expansion of people’s capabilities. Poverty, in this approach, is taken as deprivation of basic capabilities needed to live a tolerable life. Continue reading
Amartya Sen’s capability theory offers a comprehensive approach to development which puts people at the center of attention. Development is not just economic growth or industrialization and people are not mere tools to achieve it. Continue reading