Member publications consists of articles and papers contributed by members of the Foundation to leading newspapers, magazines, and journals. Articles & Opinions and Bibliography comprise a repository of academic articles on education and other allied domains such as health, livelihoods and sustainability.

Member Publications

By V. Santhakumar
April 24, 2017
Politicians (of all kind) are programmed to promise a drastic change in the status of their country during their term in governments. This is true for economic advisors, industrial lobbies and other reform advocates. Recommendations of...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 18, 2017
On the ocassion of the Kannada legend’s 10th death anniversary, here’s a look at how the actor forged continuities between the past and present of Kannada society. A phenomenon, a force, a moral icon, a folk hero, natasarvabhouma (“the...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
April 17, 2017
The journey from Bhimtal to Pithoragarh was punctuated by beautiful burans trees (Rhododendron arboretum), the state flower of Uttarakhand. My colleagues in Uttarakhand described various facets of the flowers including how useful and tasty...
By Vanamala Viswanatha
The Hindu
April 15, 2017
It takes courage, the courage of conviction, to translate yet again an iconic text such as Kalidasa’s Meghadutam, one of the most widely translated Indian texts over the last two centuries. And that is just what Srinivas Reddy has done.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 11, 2017
Encroachment of forestland has been a big issue in Karnataka. According to reports, the state accounts for the highest encroachments in India. Now a Kannada film — Hombanna — based on the theme of encroachment and eviction of farmers is...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 10, 2017
The shoot for Manto, a Hindustani feature film on the last eight years of the celebrated Urdu writer, got underway in Vaso, an old town near Baroda, last week. Several of the scenes in Lahore, where Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) moved to...

Articles & Opinions

By Albert P Rayan
The Hindu
June 05, 2017
Abolition of the ranking system and introducing Board exams for Class XI are fine. But our academic system is crying for more reforms
By Leena Srivastava
Business World
June 03, 2017
That India is taking its commitment seriously is visible in the fact that Niti Aayog – the National Institution for Transforming India – Chaired by the Prime Minister has been assigned the role to ‘coordinate’ the achievement of India’s...
By Shalini Dixit
Deccan Herald
June 01, 2017
Hindi Medium is a recent Bollywood release starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar. Directed by Saket Chaudhary and written by Zeenat Lakhani and Sanket Chaudhary, it revolves around the anguish of parents seeking admission of their children...
By Shreya Roy Chowdhury
May 30, 2017
National Council for Teacher Education Chairman Santhosh Mathew explains the plan to fix India’s broken teacher training system.
By Avijit Pathak
Deccan Herald
May 30, 2017
If education is not saved, no economic progress and militaristic nationalism can heal us. We need to strive for more life-affirming practices.
By Vani S.Kulkarni
The Hindu
May 15, 2017
The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices


A Narrative Analysis of the Political Economy Shaping Policy on Child Undernutrition in India

By Nicholas Nisbett
Development and Change
This article examines two narratives on the subject of child undernutrition in India espoused by competing sides of the policy elite. It argues that undertaking narrative policy analysis in a structured fashion helps to elucidate a clearer...
Category: Health & Nutrition

Democratization of Knowledge: Vernacular Education Planning in the Indian Context

By Rajarshi Singh
Journal of Developing Societies
This article explores the challenges of elementary education in India in view of its linguistic-cultural heterogeneity.
Category: Education Policy

Fragmented Responses towards Global Governance: The Indian Context

By Sheila Rai
Indian Journal of Public Administration
The liberalisation dice of the globalisation game has been loaded in favour of developed countries. The recipe of Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) prescribed by the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and...
Category: Governance

The Complexity of Environmental Education: Teaching Ideas and Strategies from Teachers

By Rocío Valderrama-Hernández et al
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
The research presented tries to understand and analyze the conceptions that the teachers keep from different levels of education (primary, secondary, and higher education), about the paradigm in which are placed in the treatment of...
Category: In-service Teacher Education

The Role of Adults in Children Digital Literacy

By Alicia Peñalva Vélez et al
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
The objective of this study is to identify the level of digital literacy on a sample of teachers and families.
Category: Education System

Think3d!: Improving mathematics learning through embodied spatial training

By Burte, Heather; Gardony, Aaron L.; Hutton, Allyson; Taylor, Holly A.
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
Spatial thinking skills positively relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outcomes, but spatial training is largely absent in elementary school. Elementary school is a time when children develop foundational cognitive...
Category: Learning in School