Detroit Of India

What is significant is that the transformation was enabled seamlessly even as two parties explicitly inimical to each other reigned in Tamil Nadu. The state is often cited as a habitat of a politically committed bureaucracy. While this may be true in parts, what is also true is that the system is committed to developing the state.

The State Score

The Genesis Of The Midday Meal Scheme

100% All-Weather Roads

The state has over 45 special economic zones that have fueled FDI inflows.

The Tamil Identity

“Why have peacock as our national bird when the crow is ubiquitous?”

State Autonomy

49 Years And 9 Months



Journalist-Analyst. Author of ‘Accidental India’ and Áadhar: A Biometric History. Studying how the market for politics rules the economics of people!

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