May 02, 2013 12:44 PM
At the book launch of 'Growth and Equity', which has experts like Kamal Nath, Nitin Desai and Jagdish Bhagwati contributing essays, the talk turned to the policy issues India faces and how consumers in India have now become more aware and are fighting for their rights.
[Governance] [India economic growth] [India] [C Rangarajan] [Government of India] [South Asia] [Growth] [Manmohan Singh]
Apr 22, 2013 05:55 PM
The Costa Award winning author’s latest book The Sea of Innocence was launched by Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and witnessed a lively debate on the subject of women’s rights.
[South Asia] [Women] [India]
Apr 10, 2013 05:24 PM The book is a part of the series Critical Thinking in South Asian History. Edited by Charu Gupta, who is an Associate Professor of History at the Delhi University, the book deals with attitudes towards women, social cultures and regional aspects that affected women in colonial India.
Apr 03, 2013 10:45 AM
The book ‘Facing the Sun’, published by the Centre for Science and Environment, provides a thorough research on how grid-connected solar power projects can be implemented in India successfully.
[South Asia] [Renewable Energy] [India] [Solar Power]
Mar 05, 2013 04:15 PM
Ranjana Padhi, author and activist, discusses one of India's most urgent issues: farmer suicides. Though Padhi takes it a bit further and investigates the impact of these suicides on the women who are left behind. She talks about 'the social side of the agrarian crisis' in an exclusive interview with Anubha Shukla of OneWorld South Asia.
[South Asia] [Women] [Punjab] [India] [Farmer suicides]
Feb 06, 2013 11:05 PM
Ash In The Belly- India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger by Harsh Mander, is a shocking book, said Mark Tully, a veteran journalist.
[India starvation deaths] [Hunger and Poverty] [India] [Hunger] [Mark Tully] [South Asia]
Feb 05, 2013 04:09 PM
Centre for Science and Environment’s toolkit, Catch Water Where It Falls deals with all the details needed for efficient rainwater harvesting in India.
[India] [South Asia] [Water] [CSE]
Jan 11, 2013 12:35 PM
N Vittal’s book ‘Ending Corruption: How to Clean Up India’ provides a valuable insight into the political, official, commercial dimensions of corruption, writes former Indian ambassador G. Parathasarthy.
[Transparency] [Governance] [Accountability]
Dec 20, 2012 06:23 PM
The launch of the book Let’s Call Him Vasu: With the Maoists in Chhattisgarh generated an explosive debate on the pattern of development currently undertaken, reportage in the Red Corridor and the rights of tribals vis–à–vis the policies of the State.
[Development] [Maoism] [India]
Dec 12, 2012 11:52 AM
Governments and aid agencies fail to tackle urban poverty because they fail to understand it, according to a new book "Urban Poverty in the Global South" that paints the most detailed picture to date of how a billion-plus poor people live in towns and cities worldwide. The book challenges policymakers with new portrait of urban poverty.
[Policy makers] [Development] [Urban poverty]
Dec 04, 2012 05:05 PM Tavleen Singh’s new book Durbar is a memoir that provides an insider’s perspective of the Nehru-Gandhi family, the origins and spread of dynastic politics in India, the cult of sycophancy and the ensuing impact on governance in the country.
Nov 25, 2012 11:45 AM
In the exotic Nicobar Islands, Syeda Hameed and Gunjan Veda encountered hope in the face crushing tragedy. They met Meena who was running a makeshift school for children after the tsumani destroyed everything familiar; they met three-year-old Jennifer, whose bright smile faded each time someone mentioned her mother, who had been swept away by the merciless seas; and they landed up as the wedding guests of Herbert and Christie, who were trying to start life afresh even as they mourned the loss of their parents. An excerpt from ‘Beautiful Country – Stories From Another India’
[Natural disaster] [Women]
Nov 20, 2012 02:55 PM
The book- The Politics of Poverty: Planning India's Development - sounds contemporary about policy paralysis, says Dr Bimal Jalan, former Governor of India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India.
[Dr Bimal Jalan] [TN Ninan] [Indian Government] [Sanjaya Baru] [The Financial Express] [India's central Bank] [Pratap Bhanu Mehta] [Nehruism] [DK Rangnekar]
Oct 30, 2012 04:55 PM
In India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State, author Gurcharan Das underlines the problems in India and argues for a strong liberal state with a commitment to do the right thing.
[India] [Economy] [South Asia]
Oct 12, 2012 03:55 PM
The book Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, written by Joseph Lelyveld, is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi who led India to independence from Britain in 1947.
[India] [South Asia] [Mahatma Gandhi]
Sep 21, 2012 11:40 AM Katherine Boo in her book Beautiful Forevers talks about the social deformities of ignoring the downtrodden sections in India’s urban spaces. The author does not endeavour to discover solutions of these oddities. Her work is close to judge the peoples living in these ghettos through personal and social investigations rather impersonalizing it in the overtures of remote policy corners.
Aug 24, 2012 10:35 AM
Always an enigma, Myanmar has always fascinated many. Benedict Rogers' first-hand journalistic account of Burma brings out the many complex facets of the country; and shows a nation at the crossroads of change.
Aug 16, 2012 01:50 PM Ruchir Sharma’s Breakout Nations underlines that if China, Brazil, Russia and India don’t innovate with new, productivity-oriented reforms in the economy, these economies won’t graduate to the high income category, says MK Venu, Managing Editor, The Financial Express, in his review for the Governance Knowledge Centre.
The Reality of Corporate Social Responsibility:Case Studies on the Impact of CSR on Workers in China, South Korea, India and Indonesia
Aug 13, 2012 05:13 PM As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been practiced in many different ways, the book, tries to present Asian context by investigating how CSR activities has been impacting people on the ground.
Aug 06, 2012 06:21 PM Ilina Sen, wife of Dr Binayak Sen, teaches women’s studies at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University in Wardha, Maharashtra. Here is an excerpt from her book "Ilina Sen: Trying To Make Sense". According to her, as she puts it in this excerpt, her “first brush with the state’s archaic and police systems”.