New article published #27 Improving the Nutritional Status of Tribal People, Lessons from the work of Living Farms

Living Farms is located in the Muniguda block of the Rayagada district of Odisha, one of the most backward districts of the state and the country in terms of the development indicators. It works to revive and strengthen the food diversity of the tribal people and through this, enhance their nutritional status. Full article here: http://practiceconnect.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/2018/09/24/improving-the-nutritional-status-of-tribal-people/

Dialogue with the Scientist Communicators

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore and Swissnex India, Consulate General of Switzerland jointly organise a one-day workshop titled ‘Dialogue with the Scientist-Communicators’. The workshop will be held at the NIAS Lecture hall on 28th September 2018 (Time from 10 am to 4 pm). This workshop aims to introduce the modern tools of communication to... Continue Reading →

Politics and Gentlemen

Economics in action

I am neither a fan nor a serious adversary of Narendra Modi or BJP. I do think that the decline of the dominance of Indian National Congress is somewhat inevitable and that need not be due to the lapses of its leaders. As a citizen and social scientist, I value the mobilization of non-elites, deepening of democracy, and the emergence of a vibrant competitive politics. Hence I don’t see the need to be emotionally or ideologically close or averse to any party or leader.

Despite this position, I felt very happy recently due to certain attempts of Rahul Gandhi. He made a lot of noise about Rafale deal. He was quick to highlight the alleged talk between the Finance Minister and Vijay Mallya. I am almost sure that Rahul Gandhi does have some but not full information on any of these issues. He may not have verified whether Narendra Modi…

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Workshop by CREA in December

CREA's thirteenth Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institutes – Hindi is an annual residential course, which focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality and its application to programme interventions. The Institute examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health, and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. Participants critically analyse policy, research, and programme interventions... Continue Reading →

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