India spends mere 0.032 percent of GDP on senior citizen: Study

As per the ‘State of India’s Elderly-2014’ report by HelpAge India, the country has 100 million elderly and by 2050 the figure is likely to triple to 324 million. “But there are not enough dependable community support systems matching this growth,” said Mathew Cherian, Chief Executive Officer of HelpAge. Justice Leila Seth, Chief Guest at … Read moreIndia spends mere 0.032 percent of GDP on senior citizen: Study

The old serve the young

In a role reversal, a few seniors in Besant Nagar are caring for youngsters. L. KANTHIMATHI on their initiatives in The Hindu. We tend to picture senior citizens as helpless and leaning heavily on others. And therefore, we are surprised when we see them serve people considerably younger than themselves. And I should admit I … Read moreThe old serve the young