Shahidur Rashid Talukdar
Shahidur Rashid Talukdar

Having graduated from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2006, Shahidur Rashid Talukdar moved to USA for higher studies. His wide range of interests include reading, blogging, economics, social and human development. Mr. Talukdar maintains a couple of blogs viz. http://blog.srtalukdar.com and http://glimpsesofatraveler.srtalukdar.com. His contact details can be obtained from his website www.srtalukdar.com . Talukdar originally hails from Assam, a North-Eastern state in India and currently lives at Blacksburg, VA, USA with his wife Mumtaz.

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Jan. 11, 2012

Privatization Would Help India's Huge Education System Improve in Quality

Privatization may improve the poor quality of India's education system.

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June 9, 2011

The Woes of Indian Muslims

Although Muslims constitute 15% of India's population, they're marginalized economically, politically, and socially. This raises questions about India's status as the world 's largest democracy.
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May 27, 2011

Low Representation of Muslims in Indian Politics: Causes and Concerns

Although Muslims constitute a significant portion of the Indian population, their representation in politics is disproportionately low.
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May 16, 2011

How Poor Is Too Poor in India?

Though India has a significant amount of people living in poverty, the government only recognizes the poorest of the poor to receive benefits. This leaves out a large portion of those in need.
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April 28, 2011

A Negative Impact of Female Labor Participation on Women's Empowerment?

In India, an increase in jobs for women has often meant women had to choose between work versus education or health. This trend, though, may be out-dated as India modernizes.
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April 10, 2011

Why it Feels Good to Be An Indian

Occasions such as the Cricket World Cup 2011 and the recent anti-corruption movement show that India can still come together, despite its differences.

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April 1, 2011

Census India 2011: Some Highlights

Highlights released this week from India's 2011 Census show mixed signs on the path toward growth including: declining population growth and increasing literacy rates, but a troubling sex ratio.
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March 29, 2011

India’s Rise to Superpowerdom: Still a Dream

Although India's consistent economic growth puts it on the path to superpower status, challenges remain, including the country's inequitable and broken education system.
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March 29, 2011

Wikileaks: A Neutral Watchdog or a Partisan Chaos Maker?

Wikileaks has sent shockwaves in the diplomatic community, but with increased transparency comes many potential risks, including the chance that governments will increasingly employ espionage.