"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..
We wanted to share some of the media coverage that the book 'Where India Goes' has got so far. An op-ed by Val Curtis in The Indian Express talks about the book in explaining the challenges that SBM faces in...Read More..
Visit the photos tab to see photos from the book launch of Dean and Diane's "Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste". Alternatively, click here. The photos were taken by me and Jay....Read More..
r.i.c.e. is delighted to announce Harper Collins' publication in July of Dean and Diane's new book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development, and the Costs of Caste! Book launch: Come for snacks and discussion at 7:20 pm, Friday 14...Read More..
An article in last month's Caravan magazine covers the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission and provides sharp insight into some of the problems the program faces in rapidly reducing open defecation. Sagar, the author of the article, visited three places close to...Read More..
- Topics: Pollution
Until now, concern and action regarding outdoor air pollution in India have focused on Delhi and other large urban centers. However, 30 percent of Indians live in rural Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which satellite images show falling under...Read More..
Diane and I were at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America 2017 in Chicago this week. Diane presented her paper, co-authored with Ashwini Deshpande, Jeff Hammer and Dean, "Local social inequality, economic inequality, and disparities in child height in...Read More..
Reservation in jobs, and in academic institution is seen as one of the most delicate issues being discussed in contemporary India. Our research fellow, Nidhi Khurana, used Social Attitudes Research for India (SARI) data to address several aspects and fallacies...Read More..
We are delighted to announce that we are seeking applications for a team to carry out a new project — in partnership with 3ie and the WASH team at the Gates Foundation — that can help us learn about how to...Read More..
We are very excited to share that Dainik Bhaskar – the most widely-read Hindi newspaper in India – published an article written by Nikhil! And soon after, Satyagrah @Scroll.in published another article! We are on a roll in the Hindi...Read More..
“Mad rush for toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan flouting citizens’ rights”, writes Kumkum Dasgupta from HT
[caption id="attachment_29424" align="alignnone" width="474"] photo credit: Nikhil Srivastav[/caption] On October 2nd, 2014, the prime minister of India announced his ambitious target of ending open defecation in India by 2019. Now, two and half years after the prime minister made the...Read More..
Congrats to Dean and Diane for winning the Joseph W. Elder Prize from the American Institute of Indian Studies for their soon-to-be-published book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development, and the Costs of Caste. The prize is named after...Read More..
Swachh Bharat Mission since its inception has been facing a drought in terms of policy solutions. Given that 2019 is the target for achieving an open defecation free India, the program has already lived half of its life and yet...Read More..
Payal, Dean, and Diane's article, "Can collective strategies motivate behavior change to reduce open defecation in rural India?" was recently honored with the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Prize from Waterlines Journal. See the announcement and full paper here. The award was...Read More..
I'm pasting below a list of practical action ideas that Robert Chambers has proposed after the pit emptying demonstration in Warangal. These are activities that governments and organizations can take up alike, to break down taboos around pit emptying related to caste and...Read More..