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12 February 2014
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CCS DashboardResearching Reality Internship, 4 June - 18 July 2014

CCS internship

APPLY NOW for this year’s Researching Reality Internship!

A fulltime, six-week internship involving on-ground policy research, culminating in working papers providing policy recommendations for efficient and accountable government functioning. Some of these papers and articles go on to be published in academic journals and leading newspapers.

The internship is a fantastic place to develop your critical thinking, hone your research, writing and communication skills, and meet fun, bright young people from across the world!

“It’s impossible to imagine that one could learn experience worth years in merely two months. And if CCS internship could make this impossible thing happen, it speaks volumes of what it is to be like a proud CCS intern!”

Cheistha Kochhar, Intern, 2009

“Researching Reality brought me closer to reality.Now I understand this world better and KNOW how to make it better. The most life-changing six weeks of my life. I stand inspired, ready to follow my dreams. Thank you, CCS.”

Divish Gupta, Intern, 2012

Deadline for applications is 27 April 2014, so start working on yours NOW!

For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain (+91 99531 33868 |

CCS DashboardRoundtable on ‘Challenges of Inclusive Growth in India’, Brookings Institution, 21 February 2014

Parth at BrookingsParth J Shah will be at a roundtable discussion on the Challenges of Inclusive Growth in India at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on 21 February, where he will outline and assess analysts’ explanations of why the rich have become richer and the poor have become poorer in India: capitalist exploitation, differences in education, an urban-rural divide, distinction between liberalized and un-liberalized sectors of the economy, as well as the different distribution of economic freedom. Parth will also offer an alternative strategy for inclusive growth.

If you’re going to be in DC, stop by! RSVP: Neha Aggarwal (

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Are we free to speak?’, 19 February 2014, 5 - 6 pm

CCSTalksIntroducing #ccstalks TweetChats! On the first and third Wednesday of every month, we will be hosting online discussions on Twitter, at Next week, on 19 February from 5 - 6 pm, we will be hosting our first discussion on ‘Are we free to speak?’. In light of recent events regarding the recall of Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’, we feel that a discussion on censorship and freedom of speech is especially relevant. Join in! Log in to with the hashtag #ccstalks. We look forward to talking with you!

CCS DashboardEcolloquium Question Hour, at Hansraj College, 18 February 2014

ecolloquiumEcolloquium 2014, in association with Centre for Civil Society is hosting QUESTION HOUR - an event that to test young people’s knowledge and opinions about current affairs and conundrums facing the Indian Political Economy.

The first round involves an essay competition which allows selected students the opportunity to present their papers to a panel on 18 February 2014.

For more information on how to apply and essay topics, contact Sakshi Fotedar (+91 97173 29159).

CCS Calendar 2013
Upcoming Events

18 February 2014 - Ecolloquium Question Hour, New Delhi

19 February 2014, 5 - 6 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Are we free to speak?

4 June - 18 July 2014 - Researching Reality Internship 2014, New Delhi

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Environmental Challenges: The Tragedy of the Collective

Environmental Challenges: The Tragedy of the CollectiveWe face many environmental problems that have serious consequences. This monograph analyses some of these problems, and explains why the command-and-control approach to solving these does not work. Instead, it applies the property rights approach which aligns the self-interest of local individuals and communities with preservation of the resource. Download here.

For more information contact  
Sadaf Hussain  
M: +91 99531-33868  

Centre for Civil Society  
A-69, Hauz Khas  
New Delhi - 110 016, India  
h: +91 11 26537456, 26521882  

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