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On drones and defecation

By r.i.c.e., on November 19th, 2017

Hat tip to r.i.c.e. board member Avinash Kishore for noticing this article in the Hindustan Times: "In Telangana’s Karimnagar, police deploy drone to stop open defecation." Two quotations from the article: "Ironically, almost all the houses in these colonies have...Read More..

You can read the whole review at this link.  Here is a quotation: "Researchers Diane Coffey and Dean Spears have written a book that is important, timely, and easy to read. It argues that caste is the biggest stumbling block...Read More..

If there is one thing you will read today, let it be this interview of Bezwada Wilson by Vidya Subrahmaniam of The Hindu Center in The Wire. Bezwada Wilson and Vidya Subrahmaniam  discuss some of rice's sanitation research, but more...Read More..

My paper with Aashish, "Health externalities of India's expansion of coal plants: Evidence from a national panel of 40,000 households," is now available open access at JEEM at this link.  Here's the abstract: Coal power generation is expanding rapidly in...Read More..

Upcoming book discussion at IIT Delhi!

By r.i.c.e., on October 16th, 2017
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If you are in Delhi on Oct 25th, please mark your calendars for a book discussion of Where India Goes with IIT Delhi's Ambedkar Study Circle at 2:30pm in LH 308.  Dean and I are really looking forward to it!...Read More..

We wanted to share this interesting article by Manini Chatterjee that came out in The Telegraph today.  Manini has talked about how the SBM fails to address the root causes of poor sanitation in India. SBM, as a sanitation campaign,...Read More..

  r.i.c.e. is delighted to share that our execuitive Director, Diane Coffey, will be presenting a paper 'Measuring Explicit Prejudice: Findings from Social Attitudes Research, India' on 10th October at the seminar talks in IIT, Delhi .  The paper has...Read More..

Congratulations to Jean Drèze on the launch of his new book, Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone.  The book was just launched in a lovely outdoor ceremony in Ranikhet, Uttarkhand.  You can read about on the permanent black publishing...Read More..

This blog post was written by Sapna Gopal and was originally published at India Climate Dialogue: If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the air quality standard of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Indians could live about four...Read More..

In most countries around the world, marital rape may be prosecuted (see box 11 on page 113 of this UN report).  But in India, marital rape is not classified as a crime.  Recently the Government of India filed an affidavit...Read More..

Three recent reviews of Where India Goes

By Diane Coffey, on August 29th, 2017
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We were very happy to find three reviews of Where India Goes in various corners of the internet and we wanted to share them with you! The first is by Raghunath Nageswaran at Youth ki Awaas.  It provides a great...Read More..

The book and the SQUAT survey are both quoted in an article in the Asia section of this week's issue of The Economist: "Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors: Building lots of toilets does not guarantee they will...Read More..

Where “Where India Goes” Goes

By Dean Spears, on August 7th, 2017
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In homage to the people who posted photos of On What Matters on top of things, a post on Where India Goes has been the past few days.  I won't start by commenting on the "subtle art" of book curation...Read More..

Where India Goes is back in the Kindle store.  I know that some of you pre-ordered the book for Kindle, only to have it mysteriously canceled the other day when it was supposed to be delivered.  In fact, that happened...Read More..

"The health toll in India is staggering. Diarrhea kills over 117,000 children under age five each year. Millions more struggle on with chronically infected intestines that don’t absorb nutrients and medicines well. The misery cycles on: Underweight women give birth...Read More..

We wanted to share some more media coverage that the book has got in other newspapers. It got covered in The National Herald, that uses an extract from the chapter in the book that talks about the world view of...Read More..

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