Researching Reality is an annual six-week internship program that offers intensive training in policy-relevant research to undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines. In the course of the internship, the interns frame a research question, analyse the data collected through primary and secondary sources, and author a research paper.
While research-guides steer their projects and train them, various experts, academics and practitioners working in the field of public policy provide their knowledge and insights.
One of the country's premier research internship programs, 2020 marks the twentieth edition of Researching Reality Internship.
Azadi Podcast Ep 08 | कृषि, किसान और डायरेक्ट कैश ट्रांसफर
Center for Civil Society’s newest initiative - the Azadi Podcast, brings a series of liberal commentaries on contemporary socio-economic and political issues and critical perspectives in public policy to our Hindi audience.
In this episode of the #AzadiPodcast, host Sudhanshu Neema discusses rationalisation of #subsidies for farmers with Devashish Deshpande, Senior Programme Manager at the Foundation for Economic Development.
Livelihood for Farmers | India's Opposition to GM Technology
GM Technology has proven to be a boon for farmers across the world. Indian farmers and consumers have failed to realise its benefit due to legal and policy barriers that prevent farmers from accessing this technology.
In this video, Late Ajit Narde, Technology Cell In-Charge of the Shetkari Sanghatana, talks about how people of all ideological spectrum and even urban consumers have come together in their opposition to GM technology. He further elaborates how farmers are suffering because of this unscientific, fear-based opposition to modern technology which can help them prosper.
Spontaneous Order | Homi Mody’s Liberalism: From Pro-Business to Pro-Market
Homi Mody's political philosophy was guided by a sense of practicality that sought to gain concession without consternation. As the broader context of the political economy changed, his response invariably adapted to the emergent order. What remained constant, though, was his liberal conviction and sense of humour.
Read Homi Mody's biographical sketch by Sanjeet Kashyap to know more about one of the founders of the Swatantra Party.
Spontaneous Order | For Farmers, is Suicide the Only Way Out?
For anyone who wants to quit farming, suicide is the only way out. Farmers’ prime asset – land is tied up in numerous regulations and restrictions across India. They are unable to lease or rent the land and move towards better employment opportunities.
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