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Useful Links and References on Chennai and India

  1. CIA World Factbook, India page,
  2. Reducing Poverty and Inequality in India: Has Liberalization Helped? Raghbendra Jha,  2002,
  3. Poverty and Inequality in India: A Reexaminatoin, Angus Deaton and Jean Dreze,  2002,
  4. Poverty, Inequality and Reforms, Pranab Bardhan, 2002(?)
  5. Macroeconomic Policy, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction in India and China, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh, 2005,
  6. Poverty and Inequality in India: Getting Closer to the Truth, Abhijit Sen and Himanshu, 2004,
  7. Economic Growth and Income Inequality: Reexamining the Links, Klaus Deininger and Lyn Squire, World Bank, 1996,
  8. Sensex nicks 9000, but what about Gini Coefficient?, Sudheen Kulkarni, Indian Express, Dec 4 2005,
  9. Indian Poverty through Sala-i-Martin Glasses,,
  10. Income inequality in India, Jayati Ghosh,, Feb 2004,
  11. Delays in Indian Judicial System and Remedies, N.Vittal, 2000,
  12. India’s IT and Outsourcing Industries – The Bangalore paradox, The Economist, April 21, 2005,
  13. Driving in Chennai, Arun Chebium, Apr 9, 2004,
  14. Mass rapid transport suggested to ease Chennai traffic, Akila Dinakar, The Hindu, Jan 27, 2002,
  15. Garbage Compactor Trucks to Replace Open Lorries, The Hindu, August 2, 2007,
  16. Effect of Municipal Solid waste on Floral Diversity and Plant growth, A case study of Perungudi and Kodungaiyur dumping grounds, Chennai, India, R Nagendran, A. Selvan, and Kurian Joseph,
  17. Deadline looms for segregating garbage in Chennai, Karthik Subramanian, The Hindu, Nov 25, 2004,
  18. Choking in Garbage, Analysis of Ambient air near an open municipal burning site in Pallikaranai marsh, Chennai, Community Environmental monitoring, December 2005,
  19. Choking in Garbage II: Analysis of airborne air quality inside the open municipal waste burning site at Kodungaiyur, Chennai, Community Environmental Monitoring, December 2006,
  20. Cooum, Wikipedia, 10 aug 2007,
  21. Perception of Environmental Ethics of Buffalo Rearing on the banks of River Cooum in Chennai, Pamela Sahayadas and Jayapaul Azariah, 1997,
  22. Wrong target: White foam – the Chennai riverbed does not have space to breathe, R.K. Srinivasan, Down to Earth, Jan 2006,
  23. Lost lifelines of a metropolis, Goutam Ghosh, The Hindu, May 20, 2007,
  24. Chennai Waterways, Past, present and Future, Workshop, November 2006,
  25. What do you do while waiting at Chennai Signals?, G.V. Balasubramanian, August 5,, 2007,
  26. General Statistics, Chennai Corporation website, 2007,
  27. E-governance brings down corruption, survey, 2006,
  28. Extended Response to Information Request: India Incidence of Corruption, Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa, Dec 2005,
  29. From midnight to the millennium and beyond: Democracy and Identity in Today’s India, Shashi Tharoor, July 2004,
  30. Center for the Advanced Study of India website (various publications) , 2007,
  31. India’s Urban Challenge, World Bank Website, various papers, 2006,,,contentMDK:21207992%7EpagePK:141137%7EpiPK:141127%7EtheSitePK:295584,00.html
  32. Project Appraisal Document, Third Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project, World Bank, May 2005,
  33. Global Economic Prospect 2007, World Bank, Dec 2006,,,contentMDK:21139275~menuPK:3016160~pagePK:64167689~piPK:64167673~theSitePK:3016125,00.html
  34. A gateway to Health, Asha Krishnakumar, Frontline, May-June 2003,
  35. Water crisis, the Urban Water Sccenario, (year?),,