Select Page

Category : India


SAI India Seminar Series: Uma Chakravarti and Urvashi Butalia on Partition

SAI’s new India Seminar Series, at our Delhi headquarters, is gathering steam. We have plenty of exciting events planned for Spring 2018 and will continue for the rest of the year and beyond. You can find all the details on our events page and by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. On March 8, 2018, feminist historian Uma Chakravarti and feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia gave a seminar on Partition.

Mittal Institute India Seminar Series: Dr. Richard Cash on Infectious Diseases

SAI’s new India Seminar Series, at our Delhi headquarters, is gathering steam. We have plenty of exciting events planned for Spring 2018 and will continue for the rest of the year and beyond. Here, SAI’s India Country Director, Sanjay Kumar, reports on the most recent event. On Feb 22, Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, spoke about infectious diseases.

The Mittal Institute and Tata Trusts Begin Social Enterprise Partnership in India

The Mittal Institute and Tata Trusts Begin Social Enterprise Partnership in India

A wide range of India-focused research, innovation and social entrepreneurship projects are under way, led by leading Harvard University scholars and academic colleagues from two other world-class educational institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in an unprecedented collaboration with Tata Trusts, one of India’s largest and most important philanthropic organizations.

Student Voices: Education in Maharashtra and Gujarat

This vlog is part of a series of reports from Harvard students who have traveled to South Asia with support from an SAI grant. This Winter Session, Cole Scanlon traveled to India to conduct fieldwork for his thesis which will include a cross-country comparison of school leaders in India and the USA. 

The Challenges of Using Wastewater to Grow Crops in India

“The first step in making wastewater ‘safe’ is education through scientifically sound studies from reputable sources that prove that wastewater irrigation is not a health hazard. In fact, municipal wastewater is replete with nutrients.” – SAI Research Affiliate and MIT SPURS Fellow, Alka Palrecha Rawal

Seed for Change Winning Project Update

Sutopa Dasgupta is part of Sakhi, the team that won SAI’s 2017 Seed For Change competition. She spoke to SAI to update us on the status of Sakhi’s project – the development of high-quality, affordable, and environmentally safe menstrual cups for people in India.

Spotlight on Harvard Fellow: Shalini Singh

“When I first became a journalist, I did not want to write about celebrities, gossip, and fashion, which many editors would want you to. There is nothing wrong with these topics; however, because a majority of the country does not have access to these lifestyles, it was always on my conscience to bring out untold stories. Journalists are in a position to give voices to a large number of people who otherwise don’t get heard.”