Abhishek Jha

Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

Articles by Abhishek Jha

4 charts that decode the Bihar caste survey results

A look at the key takeaways from the findings of the data published on October 2

Enumerator staff marks a house during the first phase of caste census in Bihar. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 01:45 AM IST

Number Theory: Record dry, wet spells define 2023 monsoon

The season is also ending with some of the longest continuous spells of dry and wet weather

Scattered rainfall has taken place so far in the country during September.
Published on Sep 26, 2023 07:31 AM IST

How will BJP-JD(S) alliance impact Karnataka?

The JD (S)’s decision to join the NDA comes just about six months before the 2024 general elections.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda with former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy durig a meeting, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 08:18 AM IST

Number Theory: How big is $100 billion in terms of climate finance?

What does the amount of $100 billion mean for climate finance? Here are four charts which explain this in detail.

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Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:26 AM IST

Women lawmakers increase in numbers but at slow pace

This means that the bill introduced Tuesday is necessary for increasing women’s share among legislators

The bill introduced Tuesday also tries to address the concern that women elected from seats reserved for them will be from other than Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). It does this by proposing reservation across General, SC, and ST category of constituencies. Interestingly, data shows that the latter two categories have had higher representation of women since the 1990s. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 02:20 AM IST

Number Theory: Monsoon has ground to cover in its last 2 weeks

Most of India's reservoirs will remain dry even after its main rainy season

People crossing a Road in a Heavy Monsoon Rain (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 07:51 AM IST

Number Theory: Why the political future of TDP is at a crossroads

Chandrababu Naidu’s arrest by AP Criminal Investigation Department in corruption case raises questions about his and TDP's political prospects ahead of 2024

Chandrababu Naidu's arrest could be a crucial moment in Telugu Desam’s and Andhra Pradesh’s political trajectory(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 06:39 PM IST

Number Theory: What African Union's inclusion means for G20

The 18th G20 leaders’ summit, under India’s presidency, decided to include the African Union as a permanent member of the multilateral body

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets President of the Union of the Comoros and chairperson of the African Union (AU) Azali Assoumani after the Union became permanent member of the G20 in New Delhi (PTI/PMO)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 09:40 AM IST

Number Theory: How to read the bypoll results, in three charts

The ECI announced the results of bypolls to 7 assembly constituencies (ACs) on September 8, spread over 6 states. Should we try to read the results together?

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Published on Sep 09, 2023 10:13 AM IST

Number Theory: India’s political economy story of the last decade – 2

This is the second of a two-part series on India’s political economy story in the last decade. The 1st part looked at the trend in blue-collar wages in India

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Published on Sep 08, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Number Theory: India’s political economy story of the last decade – I

This is the first of a two-part series on India’s political economy story in the last decade

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Published on Sep 07, 2023 07:10 AM IST

Number Theory: Will ‘One Nation, One Election’ help the BJP?

A look at how the ‘One Nation, One Election’ move will play out for the BJP

The concept of One Nation, One Election has been floated several times before.
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 04:37 AM IST

Number Theory: Three charts that show 2023 is a year of extreme weather

Temperatures have been rising across the globe

Temperatures have risen across the country and the world.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 08:26 AM IST

Nine years of Jan Dhan Yojna: A macro analysis

Nine years after it was rolled out, there are more than 500 million PMJDY accounts in the country with a total balance of ₹2.04 lakh crore in the accounts.

People at a bank in Patna. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 04:49 AM IST

How a dry August turned monsoon surplus to deficit

The rain this August has been far from being the rainiest monsoon month. This has turned the surplus rain India was enjoying at the end of July into a deficit

Vendors on a hot summer day at Kartavya path in Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 12:32 AM IST

How abnormal is the rainfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand this year?

A look at what IMD data shows

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have been devastated by rains this year.(ANI Pic Service )
Published on Aug 25, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Number Theory: Understanding the past, present and future of Brics

If Brics countries, given their clout in global economy, can negotiate an emissions path with developed nations, it’ll be a win for both development and climate

Leaders of Brics nations, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Number theory: Why July 2023 is a watershed for global warming

While the period between January and July this year is the third hottest, there is a good chance 2023 might end up as the warmest recorded year.

Human-caused global warming made July hotter for four out of five people on Earth, according to a report.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 02:12 AM IST

The ‘taste’ challenge to fixing protein deficiency

A policy push to pulses will have to promote more than one crop

Vegetable prices contracted by 21.98% while pulses and milk witnessed inflation rates of 9.21% and 8.59%. (PTI File)
Published on Aug 14, 2023 05:51 PM IST

Number theory: Management of peak power demand will test India’s renewable push

A look at how government’s efforts to bring down power demand during peak hours is a recognition of a crucial structural challenge facing India’s power sector.

Rising income levels and the changing share of renewables in power production are transforming India's power patterns.
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 04:40 AM IST

Nuh: A troubled district to a communal tinderbox?

A look at why Haryana's Nuh district may become a communal tinderbox which may polarise politics.

Communal violence has gripped Nuh since July 31.
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Top 5% own 53% of ACs in India

What data about ownership of ACs tells us about the country

The richest 10% Indians own more than 70% of all ACs in the country.
Published on Jul 27, 2023 12:40 AM IST

How many Indians are becoming richer with India?

As India's economic growth gains traction, a look at how many people in the country are enjoying high standards of living.

Understanding the context behind per capita GDP numbers and the headline GDP.
Published on Jul 25, 2023 10:58 PM IST

How is monsoon 2023 faring against all other monsoons?

This year, it has rained a lot in a short time to cover big deficits quickly. How fast did it do so? Here's an HT analysis of IMD's gridded data

As of July 18, monsoon 2023 had a surplus of 3.3% compared to the 1961-2010 average, (MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 07:48 PM IST

Tracking the Monsoon amid surplus rain weeks

Three charts and one map capture the state of play across India as far as the monsoon is concerned

A waterlogged street in Mumbai
Published on Jul 22, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Here's what makes 2023 monsoon different from previous ones

Increasingly, heavy intensity rains contribute to most of the season’s rainfall. We're now at the half-way mark and we're already noticing this trend

The overall rainfall quantum that may be normal for the season does not reflect the extremes in a season in terms of impact, distribution and scale of rainfall.(PTI)
Published on Jul 20, 2023 02:24 AM IST
By, Jayashree Nandi

135 million fewer multidimensional poor in 2021 compared to 2015: NITI Aayog

Multidimensional poverty in India has decreased from 24.85% in 2015-16 to 14.96% in 2019-21, says a report

The report said that India is on target to meet its SDG for multi-dimensional poverty (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 04:51 AM IST

Concretisation of Yamuna behind record spree

A look at how the Yamuna has become prone to floods thanks to human activity near the river

Flooding near the Yamuna has reached record levels. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:45 AM IST

Of late, Yamuna rises less often but levels turn more dangerous

Parts of Delhi were inundated on Thursday as Delhi saw its first floods since 1978 but the flooding pattern of the city has changed

The number of times when Yamuna has breached these thresholds has decreased somewhat over time. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 02:37 PM IST

Understanding the history of Delhi's flooding pattern

A look at how the pattern of floods in Delhi has changed over the past few decades

Flooding seen along the Red Fort in Delhi on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Jul 14, 2023 11:20 AM IST
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