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IndiaSpend, which does a lot of interesting stories, did a report toilets in India. It's view? Fixing India's sanitation problem requires more than just toilets. Check out the full story here....Read More..

Lawrence Haddad wrote a blogpost reporting the results of the SQUAT Survey! Check it out here! As Lawrence said, we will report more results from the survey soon, and are writing articles that talk more about the data! We did...Read More..

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Clever title aside, Victoria Fan and Rifaiyat Mahbub of the Centre for Global Development discuss the overlaps between an older paper by Shroff et al and a more recent one by Arabinda Ghosh and r.i.c.e researchers, both explaining the differences...Read More..

Along with a description of the switching study as well. We promise more, including a new website for the Squat Survey (which is being created as I type), but for now, you can read the questionnaires of the switching and...Read More..

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two more!

By Aashish Gupta, on June 11th, 2014

Two more of our articles came out today. The first one, by Sangita, is titled Most rural Indians can afford a toilet but don't want one. The second one, by Diane and Dean, is called Can Modi’s next wave wash...Read More..

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Julie McCarthy of National Public Radio covers the recent incident of sexual and caste violence in Badaun and open defecation. She rightly highlights the importance of shifting social norms in order to eliminate open defecation, and even uses some statistics...Read More..

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In his inaugural address to India's Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee outlined the new government's agenda. Along with other things, he promised a Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission). This is exactly what he said: 15. We must not tolerate the...Read More..

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Pritha Chatterjee has an amazing report in the Indian Express from the area in Uttar Pradesh where horrible violence on young girls was reported in the media recently. I do like it. We ourselves found many of these things in...Read More..

Rukmini S, who has written quite a few articles now on the importance of sanitation, reported the Squat Survey's findings in an op-ed in the Hindu. We are of course, really thankful to her, and request you to read her...Read More..

200th post, and 2 new articles

By on June 7th, 2014

Wordpress tells us that this is our 200th post on the r.i.c.e blog. We thank you, our readers, for being with us all this while. We wrote two new articles this past week. Actually, we wrote more, but only two...Read More..

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Jairam Ramesh, who in his short tenure as India's minister for Sanitation (and in his longer tenure as Rural Development Minister) did a lot to advance the cause of ending open defecation in India, has a new article about ending...Read More..

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There is much that is tragic about this story: Rape Allegations in a Haryana Village Underscore a Social Fracas. The crime itself appears to have been profound; the subsequent blaming of the victims, familiar; the terrible consequences of the social...Read More..

100 interviews!

By Diane Coffey, on May 25th, 2014

Today, the switching study team finished its final qualitative interview! We have learned a lot about sanitation attitudes and behaviors -- from the banks of the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, to the foothills of the Himalayas in the Nepali terai....Read More..

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In a new article in the business newspaper LiveMint, Sumit Mishra discusses the increasing recognition of the importance of sanitation in India. Mishra writes: The importance of sanitation can be gauged by looking at the manifestos of the two major...Read More..

Indian voters are often asked to vote for, among other things, lotuses, cycles, lanterns, elephants, watches, or hammers and sickles. Six decades ago, when a largely illiterate and unschooled country decided to embark on an experiment in political democracy, images...Read More..

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A couple of my friends sent me this. Its from the city of Mumbai....Read More..

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