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Fortnightly update of events at Centre for Civil Society24 February 2016

Upcoming Events

18-20 March 2016
ipolicy for Young Leaders, PDPU, Ahmedabad

1-3 April 2016
ipolicy for Young Leaders, Delhi

4 June-25 July 2016
Researching Reality Internship 2016

Liberty vs. Equality

Prof Satya Prateek

Legal Guide to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Freedom of speech is the most important freedom in any democracy, without which, it would be impossible to reach at political truths in public life. It is explicitly recognized as a fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.

However, this freedom is not absolute and is subject to ‘reasonable’ restrictions provided under Article 19(2). This document attempts to simplify and demystify the legal framework around freedom of speech, particularly freedom of artistic expression, in India.

Researching Reality Internship 2016

Applications are Open!
Researching Reality Internship

Looking for a meaningful, productive internship this summer? We want YOU for our Researching Reality Internship! A rigorous six-week internship involving on-ground policy research culminating in working papers that provide concrete recommendations for better, more efficient governance.

Alumni papers have gone on to be published in leading newspapers and academic journals and have been taken into consideration while framing policy. You can read more about our amazing alumni here, and check out details regarding eligibility and application process here.

Don’t miss this chance to spend six-weeks honing your research, analytical and communication skills under the guidance of experts researchers at CCS. APPLY NOW!

Application Deadline: 1 May 2016
For more information, contact Manasi Bose ( | +91 98107 72964).

#ccstalks TweetChat
Should right to free speech be absolute?

2 March 2016, 4-5pm

As current affairs unfold with regards to Kanhaiya Kumar’s sedition charges, and Umar Khalid’s persecution, there is no better time to debate the moral limits of #freespeech. This complicated issue becomes even more delicate when we examine it against the backdrop of our volatile society.

Join us for #ccstalks tweetchat
on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 from 4 - 5 pm!
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We look forward to speaking with you!
For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (

ìpolicy: Certificate Course in Public Policy, 1-3 April 2016

ipolicy for young leaders

Our first open program of the year! Explore fundamentals of public policy and the foundations of a free society with Young Leaders from across the country through dynamic games, talks, dialogues, and documentaries. An outside-classroom experience like no other with some of the best faculty members from across the country. Apply NOW!

Contact Manasi Bose for more information ( | +91 98107 72964)
Dates: 1-3 April 2016 at the CCS Office, Hauz Khas