Here is an OpEd I co-wrote, on recent shifts in the Education Policy in India and sustainable policy for education.
The transfer of policy ideas and learnings is key to the work of a policy researcher and practitioner.
It was also nice to see the draft New Education Policy taking cognisance of Liberal Arts education in a big way.
The launch of the South Asia satellite funded by India demonstrates a new form of regional diplomacy. However, I write that a communication and meteorology satellite will only go so far in building regional ties. I write that the answer to sustained diplomatic engagement lies in promoting public diplomacy between the region’s peoples.
The telecom sector in South Asian countries have followed different trajectories with similar characteristics. I take stock of policy developments in each of the South Asian countries.
This paper is close to my heart since (a) I loved working on it, and it was done under some difficult circumstances; (b) I received the Rapid Response Grant on Communication Policy for it, from IAMCR and the Open Society Foundation.
Cardiff’s JOMEC hosted a short submission I made initially titled, ‘Pioneer to Passive Spectator: Community Radio in Sri Lanka’, but since that is missing, here is something about it.