Starting this year's Reads Series with this superb collection:
- The girls stolen from the streets of India. (BBC)
- The myth of Africa's rise. (Foreign Policy)
- The future according to Larry Page. (Fortune)
- Cash transfer scheme may hurt girls and kids, says Amartya Sen. (The Hindu)
Ever wondered how many prisoners are there in India's central jails that dot the entire landscape of this nation?
According to the Indian Home Ministry, there are more than 1.6 lakh inmates in central jails, not to speak of lakhs more in state-owned prisons.
Check this interesting infographic I picked on this subject from the Financial Express. As the infographic reveals, several of these central jails are overcrowded, leading to a host of problems like poor sanitation and sleep deprivation.