“Development has been a buzzword in the past few years which has been used and abused to shape the political and economic dimensions of entire nations. It is projected as a broad purpose and justification of all activities, often without answering the questions of whose development and how.… Continue reading
The problem of pollution is back in Delhi again. The state governments of Arvind Kejriwal and Capt. Amarinder Singh have started blaming each other for the problem, while the Supreme Court has been demanding action from both the Central and State Governments. … Continue reading
Find below the excerpts from an interview that i gave to WONA, the official newsmagazine of IIT, Rourkee in the month of October 2015. My book, ‘i, the citizen’ was also release locally at Rourkee on the same day.
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This is the video recording of my talk ‘A Development Vision for India’ given as part of the Institute Lecture Series at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee on 1st October 2015. I forcefully argue how focusing on building human and social capital is more important than mere economic growth for the India of today and the future.… Continue reading
This is the article that appeared on the blog of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability Initiative of World Bank about my book ‘i, the citizen’.
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The book ‘I, the Citizen’ will be launched at the Prime Minister’s office at New Delhi on the 30th of September between 2 and 3 pm. This event is being organized by Vision India Foundation, the co-publisher of the book. Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State at the PMO will be doing the honours.… Continue reading
I am happy to inform all of you of the launch of my latest book, “i, the citizen’ at Bengaluru, India on the 28th Sept at 5.30 in the evening. The invitation for the same is below:
I would like to request all of you to come and participate in the launch event and support us in spreading the message of citizen engagement.… Continue reading
It was an exhilarating moment for me for more reasons than one. First it was the formal launch of my latest book, “I, the Citizen’. This book, which took nearly 6 years to write and 1 year to compile and edit, is being published by GRAAM and co-published by Vision India Foundation.… Continue reading