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If you haven't already, check Nikhil and Aashish's full page op-ed in Livemint. The link is here, and the PDF copy of the page can be downloaded from here. Also poste below are some comments by twitterati. [Super charts] "Like

Check out Washington's Post report on toilets in rural India. They visit a man in rural India who did not want a toilet, because he thought that the pit was too small. “We never asked for a toilet. Now we

Just two days ago, award winning journalist Sreenivasan Jain and Manas Roshan of NDTV did a story on the Swachh Bharat Mission as part of their investigative show, Truth Versus Hype.  You can watch the show here.

Dean gave an interview to Rahul Jacob and Ishan Bakshi of the Business Standard, but we did not read it until now! Sorry, Business Standard, and rice audience. You can see the interview here. It's a very nice interview.

Sayantan Bera of LiveMint has covered IFPRI's new Global Food Policy Report, including the chapter on sanitation by Dean and Lawrence Haddad. Middle-income countries such as India key to reducing global hunger: report "New Delhi: Five fast-growing economic powerhouses—Brazil, China,

Sangita's article on the budget cuts in sanitation, and what they mean to the hope of an open defecation free India by 2019, came out in scroll today. Check the article here.

Kanika Datta, writing in the Business Standard,  discusses Diane's new PNAS paper on maternal health and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. She writes in the article, A new research study finds that average maternal nutrition in India is not only much

Pramit Bhattacharya of Livemint discusses Diane's new PNAS paper, along with previous research on gender inequality and malnutrition in India in the newspaper LiveMint. See article here.

Writing in the New York Times, Gardiner Harris reports on maternal nutrition in India, combining his own investigative work in Delhi and elsewhere, and research on maternal health by Diane Coffey of r.i.c.e. See the full article here.

Yamini Aiyar and Avani Kapur of Accountability Initiative wrote this eloquent oped in live mint. They question the seriousness of the government in fulfilling its target of making India open defecation free by 2019 and argue that the mission, instead

Amitangshu Acharya of Huffington Post and Nitya Jacob of WaterAid India use the Squat and Switching studies to discuss 5 toilet myths. They discuss households ownership patters of tolets versus individual usage patters, violence against women and toilets, manual scavenging,

A team from Hindustan, a leading Hindi newspaper, visited some villages, to assess the hype around Swachh Bharat Mission, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. They found that people in these villages, even after having a government latrine in their houses, were

Our associate director, Sangita Vyas wrote a column for the Indian Express, on the Swachh Bharat Mission. "Will the Swachh Bharat Mission end open defecation" is a question she tries to answer in the op-ed. Check out the op-ed here.

Our Executive Director, Dean Spears had lunch with the financial daily Business Standard. Dean answered a question which is often asked, 'why did r.i.c.e. choose to work in India?'. He also discussed the current state of Swachh Bharat Mission and

Garidner Harris, writing in the New York Times, discusses the threats posed by anti-biotic resistance to health and well-being of infants in India. It also discusses r.i.c.e.'s research on sanitation and the use of antibiotics in India.

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