The following three books written by me will be released on the 21-Jun-14 (Sat) at Mysore.
- Hosa Kanasu (in Kannada)
- Naa Kanda Vivekananda (in Kannada)
- Swami Vivekananda – As I See Him (in English)
The first and second books are a compilation of articles that were written earlier by me in Prajavani, Karnataka’s leading Kannada daily.… Continue reading
Many years ago, I was visiting the house of a Lok Sabha member to advocate for some provisions to be included in the Forest Rights Act. Having been a strong advocate of this Act on behalf of the indigenous tribes with whom I have worked for more than 25 years, I was trying to meet as many parliamentarians and seek their support for having this Act passed in Parliament.… Continue reading
We launched our ‘Making Democracy Work’ campaign two months ago and since then we have undertaken different kinds of activities to bring in voter education. We felt that it was time to take our campaign to the next level and meet the voters on a one-to-one basis and explain the importance of choosing the right candidates and staying connected with the elected representatives even after the elections.… Continue reading
Samvida Venkatesh, a 16-year-old student reporter for the online magazine ‘The Alternative’ interviewed me for their Work With A Purpose series. Here’s a snapshot of the published piece.
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Entering the medical profession is in itself a daunting task, and then serving in rural areas makes it that much harder.
Today was indeed a special day. I had been to H.D.Kote to inaugurate the Jagruthi Vedike, a Community Based Organization of young men and women who had come together to spread the message and use of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.… Continue reading
An article in Cornell Chronicle about my appointment as Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor at Cornell University.
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Aug. 16, 2012
International development expert named Rhodes professor
By Susan Kelley
International development expert Ramaswami Balasubramaniam has been named a Frank H.T.
Though I have been teaching and lecturing in India now for more than 15 years, I truly felt the excitement of being in a thorough academic environment only when I was at Harvard. Being a student on one side and a teaching assistant on the other gave me perspectives from both sides of the fence.… Continue reading