An analysis of the impact of reservations for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions drawing from field observations in Uttar Pradesh It has almost been three decades since the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act 1992 was passed, which granted 33% reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institutions (PRI). The move was heralded as “a watershed in the history of … Continue reading Should we have Reservations about Reservations?
The Ashoka website describes the Young India Fellowship as “bring(ing) together a group of 300 bright young individuals who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential. It trains them to become socially committed agents of change.” It’s a big statement. It’s ambitious. And it is a baffling notion for someone who is not part of the programme. … Continue reading Do you have The Force Within you?