As we build SocialCops’ data repository, we keep creating data points and visualizations that demand to be shared. Our data newsletter, Real Numbers aims to bring this important data to you in simple bite-sized pieces. Over time, we’ll dive deep into our archives to cover everything from agriculture and education to healthcare and women’s issues in India. 

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21 years

Median age of people in Delhi named Aishwarya. This is roughly how many years ago Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World title. The same pattern is true for other celebrity names in Delhi, such as Raveena, Karishma, Twinkle, Kajol, Shahrukh, and Sachin. (Source: Delhi voter roll data)

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Percentage of government wheat subsidies that do not reach households in India. In total, 10,184,070 tons of wheat are lost. This wheat often ends up on the black market. (Read more about subsidy leakages.) (Source: Economic Survey 2014-15)


Total number of registered newspapers and periodicals in India as of March 2015. 13.8% of these are released daily. (Source: Registrar of Newspapers for India)

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Literacy rate for Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh in 2011. Alirajpur had the lowest literacy rate for a district in India. Its female literacy rate was 30.3% and the male literacy rate was 42%. (Source: Census 2011)


The top source of foreign tourists arriving in India. The United States accounted for 14.57% of all foreign tourists in 2014. (Source: Ministry of Tourism)

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Percentage of India’s juvenile offenders who were between 16 and 18 years old in 2014. Under the new Juvenile Justice Act 2015, anyone over 16 years old can now be tried as an adult. (Source: NCRB)


Number of major cyclones or tsunamis in India since 1970. Together, these natural disasters caused over 32,000 deaths. (Source: Natural Disaster Management Authority)

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