Archive for March 1st, 2011

The importance of railways in urban economics and society development

March 1, 2011

Late Tony Judt was a professor at NYU. He wrote a wonderful essay on railways in New York Review of Books.  The essay comes in two parts. First is The Glory of the Rails and second part is called Bring Back the Rails!

In the first part he explains how railways grew in importance and their role in urban development. Urban cities came up with importance of railways and railways stations in particular. Moreover, unlike other industries which become modern over a period of time, railways changed technology at a much faster scale. It bought distant towns closer to mainstream cities and helped bigtime in commerce.

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Demographics: a game changer in global economic growth prospects

March 1, 2011

This is the title of my new paper. Comments/suggestions are welcome.

Do summer internship at Ministry of Statistics 2011-12

March 1, 2011

After DEA, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has initiated its summer internship program. Last date of the application is 31 Mar 2010. The total number of internships on offer are 130.

There will be two locations for internships – Delhi (proposed number – 24 ) and Kolkata (proposed number- around 106).

Interested students should apply. Pass on the message to others interested in the porogram. It should be a good learning.


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