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12 March 2014
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CCS DashboardCCS Chintan on Economic Freedom, 14 March 2014


Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar will be at CCS this Friday to talk about the importance of economic freedom, how far India has come in this direction in the last ten years and what steps are still required to improve. Swami is currently Consulting Editor of The Economic Times and a research scholar at The Cato Institute and ex-editor of two of India’s biggest economic dailies, Financial Express in 1988-90 and The Economic Times in 1992-94. A frequent consultant to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, he is best known for his popular weekly column in The Times of India, “Swaminomics”.

For more information on the importance of economic freedom for India, read our monograph on ‘Why is India Poor?’. You can also check out Swaminathan Aiyar’s blog here. To RSVP, or for more information contact Manasi Bose (

Date: 14 March 2014

Venue: CCS Office – A69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016

CCS DashboardSounds of Freedom Concert, 23 March 2014

Sounds of FreedomiJustice, our public interest legal advocacy initiative is partnering with Teamwork Arts to hold a Sounds of Freedom Concert on 23 March 2014, a celebration of freedom of expression through music. The concert will be held at the NSIC Grounds in Okhla, New Delhi from 1pm onwards. Visit the iJustice stall at the concert for a snapshot of our work in the area of freedom of speech!
Tickets are available here. For more information, visit the Sounds of Freedom website or contact Shefali Malhotra (

You can also support our campaign to stop censorship on the Internet! Sign our petition.

CCS DashboardResearching Reality Internship, 4 June – 18 July 2014

CCS InternshipOur CCS Grads are awesome. Papers by CCS interns have gone on to be published in newspapers, mandated by the High Court as essential reading for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and included in course curricula for the University of Delhi!

This summer, join the ranks of these bright young individuals, hone your research, analysis and communication skills and gain a deeper insight into governance and policy issues through on-ground research. APPLY NOW!

Applications close 27 April 2014. For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868)

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Should we have Aadhar?’, 19 March 2014, 6-7pm

CCS TalksDo you have an Aadhar card? What are the pros and cons of a centralised identification system? Join us for #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Should we have Aadhar?’ next Wednesday (19 March 2014) from 6-7pm. Log in to with your Twitter handle and follow #ccstalks, or simply follow #ccstalks on Twitter. We look forward to talking with you!

For any clarifications, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS Calendar 2013
Upcoming Events

14 March 2014 - CCS Chintan on Economic Freedom, New Delhi

14 - 16 March 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Teach for India, Hyderabad

19 March 2014, 6 - 7 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Should we have Aadhar?'

21 - 23 March 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Birla Institute of Technology and science, Pilani

23 March 2014 - Sounds of Freedom Concert, NSIC grounds, New Delhi

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

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Bamboo Regulation in India : The Need for Reforms

Viewpoint 12: Bamboo Regulation in India : The Need for ReformsThis ViewPoint examines the current state of laws and policies that govern the production and use of bamboo in India, with the goal of setting out a broad framework for reforms that would pave the way for sustainable development of the country’s bamboo sector. 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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