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Analysis of the legal status of a major social issue

Do you know that almost 50% of the countries have not legalized abortion?

I was surprised to know that. Considering the fact that if countries like India, which stand very low on human rights, have legalized was almost a shocker to know that so many countries have not legalized abortion.

I wanted to just understand how do various countries fare in their legal framework on abortion. 

So, here is some analysis using the trusted Excel.

The analysis done by verifying the abortion's legal status in various countries in 7 instances.

Just to give an example, of how to read the above table, amongst the 54 countries in Africa, 1 country considers abortion illegal even when the woman's life is in danger. And amongst those 54 countries, there are 21 countries which consider abortion illegal when the physical health of the woman is in danger.
Now, to understand some hard realities from these numbers....
From the above table, it can be seen that of the 199 countries, there are 13 co…

Adios Sir!!

The great C K Prahlad is dead.

Sir, thanks for everything. You made us realize the importance to look micro before looking macro.

Sir, your strategies have enabled the creation of many concepts like global SCM, micro financing etc. which have transformed the way business is done.

Sir, you have created these concepts of bottom of pyramid etc. with good intentions. As an academician you have made sure that knowledge is created.

But sir, the mere mortals that we are, made sure that the bottom of the pyramid has become broader after you suggested the value at the bottom of the pyramid. By implementing your concepts, people at the helm came across new ways to extract the most from the bottom. Your good intentions were probably misused.

Sir, we will continue to be inspired by your ability to expand the cultural ethos to global platform. Thank you and we will surely miss you!

PS: I always hated Union Carbide (will continue to do so), for all the bad things it had done. For once though, it ha…