Social Development in India – What do We Know?

I met Dr. Abusaleh Shariff about a year ago, through a common friend. We kept in touch and promised to connect the next time I was going to be in D.C. It turned out that I was able to meet him just yesterday and spent a good hour chatting about various initiatives at the US… Continue reading Social Development in India – What do We Know?

Of Fundamentalism(s) and Mangoes – Review of Andrew Sullivan’s The Conservative Soul

I finally read The Conservative Soul. I had borrowed this book more than three months ago from the library and it was sitting on my book shelf, before I decided to dig into it, to write a white paper on political theory. Given that most of my professors are Marxists, ex-Marxists or Liberals of some… Continue reading Of Fundamentalism(s) and Mangoes – Review of Andrew Sullivan’s The Conservative Soul

Food Security Bill in India: Debating welfare in a Neoliberal India

The Food Security Bill 2013 passed the lower rung of India’s parliament – the Lok Sabha recently and is on its way to becoming law, once it is authorized by the Upper House and the President. While the opposition sees this as yet another tactic by the ruling Congress party to garner popular support, reminiscent… Continue reading Food Security Bill in India: Debating welfare in a Neoliberal India