The 2011 census is out. Let us go through the findings and see what it means for us:

India’s population has jumped to 1.21 billion, an increase of more than 181 million during 2001-11.

We have potentially 181 millions more readers/Twitter followers.

The divide between the north and south has got even starker with J&K’s child sex ratio falling precipitously to 859, making it the third worst state …

Time to switch if you are in the hijab industry.

Haryana (830) and Punjab (846) remain at the bottom of the table, but have improved over 2001.

Something is causing fewer Jats to kill unborn girl children.Tractors stuck in city traffic, perhaps?

Kerala and Puducherry, which had improved their child sex ratios in 2001, have joined the rest of the country in a decline.

Fewer late-night Mallu movies in roughly 40 years.

India’s north-east seems to have a much healthier attitude to girl children than the rest of the country: Mizoram, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have the highest child sex ratios among the states;

China sees increase in girl sex ratio.

Delhi, Haryana and Punjab are the states with the worst overall sex ratios.

If you live in Delhi, there is a higher likelihood that you will be molested by the same guy twice.

The overall sex ratio has increased from 933 females for every 1,000 males in 2001, to 940 in 2011 [..] but the child sex ratio (0-6 years) has further declined to 914 girls for every 1,000 boys as compared to 927 in 2001.

The abortion industry has been booming in the last 6 years. Coincidentally, that’s around when our government took a strong stance against it.

The three major States of Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar and Gujarat have shown a decline in the sex ratio compared with the figures of Census 2001.

Not to nitpick, but doesn’t Narendra Modi often cite the improvements he has done for the girl child? (To save you some trouble: Yes, that makes me a pseudo-sickular Congress chamcha who worships Rahul Gandhi when I’m not wasting time online making love to Pakistanis.)

The female literacy in 2001 was 53.67 per cent and it has gone up to 65.46 per cent in 2011.

If you are a girl, you have had higher chance of getting an education .. if you weren’t killed before being born, that is.

The gap of 21.59 percentage points recorded between male and female literacy rates in 2001 census has reduced to 16.68 percentage points in 2011. The Planning Commission is targeting a reduction of this gap to 10 percentage points by 2011-12.

The gap between male and female literacy rates will increase by 2011-12.

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It’s wonderful to see the literacy rate improve by 10 percent points — if you consider that the population has gone up by 17.

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