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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Bunker Roy

The writer is the founder of Barefoot College, Tilonia

Barefoot solar engineers
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

A Gandhian partnership model involving women could help the electrification of villages.

And peanuts for MGNREGA
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

It has given 100 million work with dignity. What more could a government want?

The barefoot government
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

A government shorn of Western educated ministers could change the status quo.

Aid for Afghans that reaches no one
Wed, Apr 25, 2007

Travel 10 km outside any large town or city in Afghanistan and you enter the stone age. Where are the billions being spent?

What is a university degree worth?
Sun, Nov 19, 2006

Getting a paper degree is like burying a rural student alive. The more prestigious it is, the more certain it is that he’ll never go back

Freedom from poverty (experts)
Mon, Aug 15, 2005

The intellectual activists behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) who sit in New York are making sure the goals will remain unreacha...

100 days that will change India
Wed, Jan 05, 2005

The father of modern Punjab, Pratap Singh Kairon, was driving to Chandigarh. A dog tried to cross the road, changed its mind, tried to scram...

The road to the last man
Tue, Aug 17, 2004

Mahatma Gandhi’s Last Man is slowly being marginalised by this government. The more it changes the more it remains the same. As if more...

Dr Singh, water plus light
Fri, Jul 02, 2004

Dear Prime Minister: I have lived and worked with poor rural families earning less than Rs 40 a day for the last 34 years. In Tilonia, Rajas...

Ghost in the machine
Wed, Mar 31, 2004

There was one result never made public in the recent state elections. Bharat is not ready for the electronic voting machine (EVM). While Ind...