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In this editorial, Indian Express News Service cites r.i.c.e. research and explains: "Swachh Bharat will also have to account for the culture of purity and pollution rural sanitation is embedded in, and more carefully negotiate issues of caste on the

Since India does not have a national system to monitor health during pregnancy, the fraction of women of child-bearing age who are underweight - 35.5% - is used as a proxy for the fraction of pre-pregnant women who are underweight.

Ishan Bakshi writes about recent research that points to culture as a determinant of open defecation. Read the complete article here.

Do check Aashish's and Kanika's article on marital rape in India in the Hindu. Here.

The new and very cool website The Wire just published an article by Nikhil and Aashish on "Why Using Patriarchal Messaging to Promote Toilets is a Bad Idea".

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

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