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    “CSR is no longer a ‘feel-good’ activity but rather a diligently monitored exercise designed to instigate meaningful change” – Mukund Govind Rajan

“CSR is no longer a ‘feel-good’ activity but rather a diligently monitored exercise designed to instigate meaningful change” – Mukund Govind Rajan

Dr Mukund Govind Rajan participated in the Corporate Social Responsibility panel at the LSE India Summit 2017, where he discussed the benefits and drawbacks of ‘forced philanthropy’ brought in as part of the Companies Act (2013). After the session, he spoke to Alexander Spalding about Tatas’ longstanding commitment to using its expertise to achieve effective CSR and social change.
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August 30th, 2017|Development, Education, Featured, Health, Interviews, Technology|Comments Off on “CSR is no longer a ‘feel-good’ activity but rather a diligently monitored exercise designed to instigate meaningful change” – Mukund Govind Rajan|

India and Pakistan at 70: Is democracy in peril?

As Pakistan and India mark the 70th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule, Katharine Adeney and Wilfried Swenden compare the two countries’ divergent political pathways. They write that while India has undoubtedly performed ‘better’ than Pakistan on most democratic indicators, the current tide of Hindu nationalism may provide the biggest challenge to Indian democracy yet.

The 14th/15th August 2017 marks a special birthday. Seven […]

August 15th, 2017|Featured, History, Politics|Comments Off on India and Pakistan at 70: Is democracy in peril?|
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    “If you don’t understand the river system, all efforts to rejuvenate it will be wrong or incomplete” – Manoj Misra

“If you don’t understand the river system, all efforts to rejuvenate it will be wrong or incomplete” – Manoj Misra

India’s rivers are in a critical state, with many of the major water systems dead or dying. At India @ 70: LSE India Summit, campaigner Manoj Misra argued that the rivers will not be saved unless decision makers take a holistic approach to understanding and reviving the river systems. After the session, he spoke to Sonali Campion about the […]

July 26th, 2017|Environment, Featured, Interviews|Comments Off on “If you don’t understand the river system, all efforts to rejuvenate it will be wrong or incomplete” – Manoj Misra|
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    “India needs to drastically cut the amount of water used in agriculture without compromising food production” – Biksham Gujja

“India needs to drastically cut the amount of water used in agriculture without compromising food production” – Biksham Gujja

At the LSE India Summit 2017 Biksham Gujja emphasised the need for taking measures for improving India’s agricultural productivity while reducing its water footprint. After the panel, Sonali Campion asked him to elaborate on India’s success in producing food to date and why new approaches to agriculture are now urgently needed.
You said on the panel that India has done well […]

July 12th, 2017|Development, Environment, Featured, Interviews|Comments Off on “India needs to drastically cut the amount of water used in agriculture without compromising food production” – Biksham Gujja|
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    “Cities have gained water at the expense of the countryside in India” – Amita Baviskar

“Cities have gained water at the expense of the countryside in India” – Amita Baviskar

At the LSE India Summit 2017 Amita Baviskar moderated the water security panel. After the session, Rebecca Bowers spoke to her about her research on access to water and the associated hierarchies that exist in India.
RB: What would you say are the biggest challenges are in supplying India’s growing population with access to adequate water?
AB: I think the biggest […]

June 14th, 2017|Development, Environment, Featured|Comments Off on “Cities have gained water at the expense of the countryside in India” – Amita Baviskar|
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    “The great tragedy in India today is that there is little political will to do away with conservative laws” – Madhav Khosla

“The great tragedy in India today is that there is little political will to do away with conservative laws” – Madhav Khosla

At the second LSE India Summit Madhav Khosla took part in the Constitution Panel, which explored India’s constitutional founding and the extent to which the principles of the Constitution of India have been realised to date. After the panel Alexander Spalding probed him further about the capacity for progressive constitutional reform in India.
What does Ambedkar’s idea of ‘constitutional morality’ […]

May 31st, 2017|Featured, Interviews, Law|Comments Off on “The great tragedy in India today is that there is little political will to do away with conservative laws” – Madhav Khosla|
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    “I don’t see what is happening within universities as separate from what is happening in the political arena” – Kalpana Kannabiran

“I don’t see what is happening within universities as separate from what is happening in the political arena” – Kalpana Kannabiran

Following the Constitution panel at India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 Rebecca Bowers interviewed panellist Kalpana Kannabiran about the narrowing space for freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, the teaching of constitutional law, and the new Disabilities Act.
RB: Given a growing number of incidents on university campuses what can be done to ensure that freedom of expression […]

May 17th, 2017|Education, Featured, Interviews, Law, Politics|Comments Off on “I don’t see what is happening within universities as separate from what is happening in the political arena” – Kalpana Kannabiran|
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    “The new bipolarity between the US and China poses challenges for India” – Ashley J Tellis

“The new bipolarity between the US and China poses challenges for India” – Ashley J Tellis

Ashley J. Tellis featured on the foreign policy panel at India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017. Following the session, he spoke to Sonali Campion about the new US-China bipolarity in the international environment, the impact of Trump on the US-India relationship and the question of India’s membership of the Nuclear Supplier’s group.

AJT: I’m Ashley Tellis, I’m a Senior […]

April 19th, 2017|Featured, Interviews, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on “The new bipolarity between the US and China poses challenges for India” – Ashley J Tellis|
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    “The challenge is to find the right cause and not just write out a cheque” – Anu Aga on corporate social responsibility in India

“The challenge is to find the right cause and not just write out a cheque” – Anu Aga on corporate social responsibility in India

At the LSE India Summit 2017 Rebecca Bowers spoke to panellist Anu Aga about her insights on CSR collaboration between sectors and the philanthropic work around malnourishment and education she is involved in.
RB: Given your extensive experience, what would you say the main challenges for companies implementing CSR in India today?
AA: I think that selecting the right issue for which you feel […]

April 13th, 2017|Education, Featured, Interviews, Society and Culture|Comments Off on “The challenge is to find the right cause and not just write out a cheque” – Anu Aga on corporate social responsibility in India|

India @70: Citizenship and the Constitution of India

Harish Alagappa and Sonali Campion report from the second day of India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017, which saw an engaging panel that featured some of India’s leading legal experts explore the history and future of the longest written constitution in the world.

Speaking from her years of experience documenting and fighting injustice, Kalpana Kannabiran, Director of the […]

April 7th, 2017|Education, Events, Featured, Politics|Comments Off on India @70: Citizenship and the Constitution of India|

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