Category Archives: Book Review

Saving Social Work from Itself – The Future of Social Work: Seven Pillars of Practice

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When the idea of ‘future of work’ has become the centre of virulent debate these days, the idea of ‘social work’ cannot escape the chatter. That’s what Prof. Brij Mohan…

It’s a Story of Ants Fighting the Elephant – The RTI Story: Power to the People

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In his foreword to the book Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes: “On the dust-laden street of revived spirits, gutsy agitations, arduous marches – for a new championing of rightful claims of rightful…

Zero is a Nice Number

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Of the many crusaders for a new world order in the last hundred years Muhammad Yunus seems to be one of the most persuasive. His idea of a new world…

India’s Coal Story

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India’s Coal Story – From Damodar to Zambezi by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, (Sage Publications India, April 2017) is an entertaining as much as an informative read. But to say that ‘Choose…

Total Recall – The Untold Story of Akshaya Patra

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A few corporate stars associated with Akshaya Patra ensured that it got excellent press in recent years. The media has been lapping up the stories of how more than a…

Informative, But Weak on Wish List

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State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016 By Girija Srinivasan & Narasimhan Srinivasan, March 2017, Sage Publication he second State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) report is highly informative and offers rare…

Is There a Vision for a Healthy India?

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This is the story of India in almost all fields – pockets of excellence but rank callousness in everything else. Perhaps primary health is one of the worst, followed by…

Priceless Wisdom of the Common People

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Large scale distress among Indian farmers resulting in hundreds of them committing suicides each year is blamed primarily on their financial plight. A closer look into why they get into…