Nov 01, 2013 05:25 PM
Veiled beneath a captivating story, ‘Where the rainbow ends’ aims to spread awareness about cervical cancer – the second largest cause of cancer related deaths among women.
[India] [Cancer] [South Asia]
Oct 01, 2013 04:02 PM
The book outlines some of the strategies, such as regional and international partnerships and the use of information technology for spreading tertiary education.
[UNESCO] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
Sep 26, 2013 03:25 PM
Bestselling author of Cloud Nine, Minus One, Sangeeta Mall’s latest book titled 'Flight of The Flamingo' is about the real dilemmas of urban women in India who choose to follow their gut.
[South Asia] [Indian women]
Sep 02, 2013 04:09 PM
Edited by Pamela Philipose and Aditi Bishnoi, the first half of the book tells the stories of women whose lives have been ‘interrupted’ by disruptive forces.
[Sri Lanka] [Women] [India] [South Asia]
Jul 24, 2013 10:00 AM
India should march ahead despite all the existing cynicism around its achievements as a nation, exhorts senior Indian journalist B G Verghese.
[Corruption & transparency] [Accountability] [South Asia] [Governance] [India]
Jul 12, 2013 03:30 PM
In one of the essays in this anthology, Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze regret that India has drastically failed in translating its growth into better living conditions for Indians.
[Amartya Sen] [Farmers] [South Asia] [ICT] [India welfare schemes] [Corruption & transparency] [Environment] [India]
Jun 20, 2013 02:18 PM
This publication showcases eight projects that delivered exemplary and significant results in their implementation. These projects represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology, irrigation, and disaster risk reduction.
[South Asia] [Urban planning] [Energy] [ICTs]
May 28, 2013 07:15 PM
The newly launched book, ‘Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up’, tracks children over 15 years in four countries namely Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
[India] [Child Labour] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Children]
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]