India climbs six places on WEF’s gender index
'In a paper...published by the LSE Asia Research Centre, Surjit Bhalla and Ravinder Kaur point out that discrimination against women, starting from practices such as sex-selective abortion, is a possible reason for poor participation of women in the workforce.' ( 20 November 2015)

Burning more fossil fuels is no answer to air pollution
Professor Lord Stern argues the role of fossil fuels in the 7m deaths from air pollution worldwide each year.

PM Modi, Fadnavis inaugurate Ambedkar’s memorial in London
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the BR Ambedkar memorial in London on Saturday. This is the house where Ambedkar lived while pursuing his studies at the London School of Economics in 1921-22.

LSE students discuss Modi's UK visit and entrepreneurship
Dr Ruth Kattumuri and LSE students discuss Modi's visit to the UK and the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in India.

Lord Stern on the effects of climate change
In this video, Lord Nicholas Stern addresses the dangers of climate change and possible "devastating effects" that it could have on densely populated cities in the future (in Spanish).

Sustainable Development: The goals and the challenges ahead
As the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit begins in New York, Ruth Kattumuri offers an overview of the 17 goals.

An ethical approach to assessing the risks of climate change will help countries to both overcome poverty and develop sustainably
Countries can make the transition to low-carbon economic growth, overcome poverty and raise living standards, if they both recognise the great opportunities available and embrace an ethical approach to managing climate change, Nicholas Stern tells senior representatives from the Catholic Church.

The Tata Social Internship 2015 Hosts 17 International Students in India
Ruth Kattumuri commented that the internship "provides an excellent opportunity for the students to gain valuable exposure and experience from an emerging economy perspective."

Tata Social Internship hosts 17 international students in India
The 2015 edition of Tata Social Internship comprises 17 international students, including 7 from LSE, completing a two-month experiential internship in the ongoing sustainability projects of the Tata companies in India.

New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions
"Nicholas Stern recalled how he and Joseph Stiglitz conceived the idea for the Brics bank at Davos as a way for emerging markets with large trade surpluses to recycle those savings into productive investments."

Ethiopia: A Consultative Conference On the Financing of Sustainable Infrastructure
Lord Stern spoke in a session on sustainable infrastructure at a conference in Addis Ababa.

India, Pakistan Could Not Afford to Be Left Out of SCO
Professor Athar Hussain comments on the acceptance of India and Pakistan as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Policy Brief: China’s “new normal”
China has grown rapidly for more than three decades. It now entered a new phase of economic development - a “new normal” - focused on better quality growth.

Nicholas Stern elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society
American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Election to the Society honours extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.

Farm Crisis Kills Ryots, Government Remains in Denial
An ARC working paper by former fellow Srijit Mishra is quoted in this article on agrarian distress in Odisha state, India (New Indian Express 24 April 2015)

Aroon Purie named Editor of the Year
LSE alumnus Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India Today Group, received the top honour of Editor of the Year in the prestigious IAA Leadership Awards for Excellence 2015 held in Mumbai (India Today 19 April 2015)

Google celebrates man who fought for India's 'untouchables'
Google has celebrated the birth of one of the leading figures in the Indian freedom movement with a special doodle to commemorate the birthday of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar (The Guardian 14 April 2015)

BR Ambedkar's 124th Birthday
Dr BR Ambedkar, was a politician and jurist who fought for the rights of dalits and other persecuted classes in the Indian social system. Now the 124th anniversary of his birth has been celebrated with a Google Doodle (The Independent 14 April 2015)

Nicholas Stern on India's future
Nicholas Stern talks about India's future and how the issues are interwoven with environment and climate change on the sidelines of a conference in Delhi.

Opportunity with the European Council on Foreign Relations
The ECFR is looking for a Project Assistant for its India Programme in Paris. Closes 13th April.

New Gandhi statue unveiled in London's Parliament Square
Unveiling of new statue marks 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return to India to start the struggle for independence from British rule (The Guardian 14 March 2015)

I want to know Flipkart’s business model: Jhunjhunwala
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Ramesh Damani and N Jayakumar discuss the "irrational" valuations of e-commerce space on the sidelines of Economic Forum for India at LSE 2015.

Nicholas Stern receives the Schumpeter Award 2015
The Schumpeter Award is awarded by the Schumpeter Society for innovative achievements in the field of business, economics, or economic policy.

Kashmir: Can new government provide healing touch?
The alliance between India's ruling BJP and the regional PDP to govern Indian-administered Kashmir is the most hopeful development in the region in a quarter of a century, writes Professor Sumantra Bose (BBC News 3 March 2015)

Applications are now open for the Tata ISES scheme which offers LSE students the chance to undertake social entrepreneurship projects in India.

What makes the Tata empire tick?
The Indian conglomerate has become a major presence in the UK economy and has a unique way of operating (The Independent 5 February 2015)

Maharashtra govt to buy London house where Ambedkar lived
The Maharashtra government has approved a proposal to purchase the London house where Dr BR Ambedkar lived and convert it into an international memorial (India Today 3 February 2015)

All the Bapu's missionaries
In Ahmedabad, Gandhi found men and women to be his frontline satyagrahis. One, Anasuya Sarabhai, had been a student at LSE (Times of India 1 February 2015)

PM Modi must continue reforms in the Budget
Lord Meghnad Desai comments on the India economy.

Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics
Now accepting applications: The LSE India Observatory/Asia Research Centre Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship supports scholars in the social sciences with experience of research on India and/or Bangladesh. Applicants should hold a PhD.

Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship
Now accepting applications: The LSE India Observatory/Asia Research Centre Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship supports scholars in the social sciences with experience of research on South Asia. Applicants should hold a PhD.

BJP seeks Centre's help in acquiring Ambedkar's London bungalow
More on the story of the Indian government being urged to acquire and preserve the house where BR Ambedkar lived while studying at LSE during 1920-21 ( 10 January 2015)

Top 10 economic and development challenges for India in 2015
Ruth Kattumuri reviews key challenges that are of priority for India’s development in 2015, from sustainable growth to social protection to urbanisation, for the India@LSE blog.

UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear
'Governments took a step back from chaos in the climate change discussions in Lima and found a way forward on themselves just 12 months to finalise a crucial international agreement to avoid dangerous levels of global warming' writes Lord Stern (The Guardian 14 December 2014)

Climate change to hit Karnataka harder than other states
Experts from LSE India Observatory and IISc amongst others have warned that Karnataka is likely to be more vulnerable to climate change in India than other states (Deccan Herald 8 December 2014)

Dr Ruth Kattumuri presented with the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award 2014
Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director of the LSE India Observatory and Asia Research Centre, has received the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award 2014 in recognition of her contributions and dedication to worthy causes and her achievements in keeping the flag of India high.

Manjhi wins with lesson in humility
Jitan Ram Manjhi appealed for help for his state when giving a key note address at LSE. He portrayed the grim reality of governing a state that had for long been ungovernable, but over the last decade has demonstrated a remarkable turnaround (The Telegraph India 23 September 2014)

Manjhi showcases Bihar at LSE growth meet
Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi showcased Bihar at an LSE lecture saying Bihar has seen a dramatic turnaround during the last seven to eight years. Ruth Kattamuri said Bihar should find innovative solutions to challenges in the housing sector by allowing high-rise buildings (Times of India 24 September 2014)

Exim Bank Award 2014
An Award to promote research in International Economics, Trade, Development and Related Financing by Indian nationals at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. Closes 30.09.2014.

Stronger economic growth and safer climate possible
A panel of world-leading economists chaired by Nicholas Stern, highlighted three key sectors of the global economy where opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions can be achieved-cities, land use and energy (Live Mint 16 September 2014)

India's new PM Modi slams rape shame, communal violence
Ruth Kattumuri comments on Indian PM Modi's Independence Day speech (Voice of Russia 15 August 2014)

LSE student teaching English to Indian school girls
LSE student Latoya Francis, on an internship in India with Tata, is 'developing a module that will make learning English easier for tribal girls' (The Telegraph India 31 July 2014)

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, IRADe
IRADe is seeking a dynamic and experienced Deputy Director to undertake key leadership responsibilities.

Queen confers Knight Commander rank on Ratan Tata
The Queen conferred the rank of Knight Commander on former chairman of the Tata group Ratan Tata. Tata has a long association with LSE including the establishment of an academic Department at the School, the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship, the LSE-TISS collaboration and the Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (Times of India 10 April 2014)

India's 'Power Women': Can They be PM?
Professor Sumantra Bose is quoted in this article on women in Indian politics (New Indian Express 9 April 2014)

Abhishek Bachchan moving beyond films
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who will be speaking at the Economic Forum for India at LSE on 15 March, was recently announced by Global Network as the first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to help raise awareness of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). ( 11 March 2014)

Economic Forum at LSE to discuss ‘emerging superpower’ India
'This conference will be held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms on March 15 during which there will be profound speeches and panel discussions. The conference promises to be an event where some of the brightest and most knowledgeable minds will highlight the challenges and opportunities that India faces.' (Jagran Post 7 March 2014)

Bagri Fellowship 2014-15
Now accepting applications: The Bagri Fellowship supports full-time LSE PhD students only, working on research related to the economy and society of India. Students must be in their thesis writing stage.

Careers in India: Thurs 6 Feb, LG Floor, NAB @ 6pm
On campus careers event open to all LSE students offering the chance to network with a wide variety of Indian companies and multinationals offering opportunities in India and elsewhere. Companies attending include HCL, ICICI, TCS and Tata Communications. Registration required.

Co-director of LSE Asia Research Centre receives Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014
Dr Ruth Kattumuri has received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014 for outstanding service, contribution and achievements in the field of education.

LSE listens to Bihar growth story
Nicholas Stern, NK Singh, Suhel Seth, Danny Alexander, Karan Bilimoria and Ranjan Mathai participated in a panel discussion on the development model of Bihar at LSE. The discussion covered a wide gambit of development issues (The Telegraph India 23 January 2014)

Bihar's turnaround analysed at LSE
The turnaround in the growth of Bihar was at the centre of a panel discussion at LSE. A new collection of essays edited by NK Singh and Nicholas Stern was launched at the event this week (Economic Times 21 January 2014)

LSE Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme
Applications are now open for the Tata ISES internship scheme which offers LSE students the opportunity to do a 2 month social enterprise, CSR, environment or development based project in India.

The New Bihar: Rekindling Governance and Development
20th January 2014 Panellists: Mr Daniel Alexander MP, Lord Karan Bilimoria, H.E. Mr Ranjan Mathai and Mr Suhel Seth. Co-Chairs: Mr NK Singh and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

Top 10 economic and development challenges for India in 2014
Ruth Kattumuri highlights some economic challenges that are of priority for India’s development in the new year.

'Aam Aadmi Party's performance is significant, it is not about historic politics'
Dr Ruth Kattumuri, who took part in the recently concluded Delhi Economics Conclave, gives a Q&A; interview to Business Standard (Business Standard 13 December 2013)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern receives award
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern has won the 2013 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.

Chidambaram to Inaugurate Delhi Economics Conclave
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurates the Delhi Economics Conclave. Dr Ruth Kattumuri is participating.

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz
The annual Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is back in London and will take place on 24th November 2013. All interested participants are reminded to register by 22nd November 2013 to secure a place.

British Academy-ASEASUK-ECAF Visiting Fellowships 2013-14
ASEASUK and The British Academy are pleased to announce funding for fellowships to enable scholars to make research visits to field-centres operated by ECAF.

India's Mars mission
Dr Ruth Kattumuri discusses India's Mars mission on BBC World News.

The opportunities and challenges for South Asia's young people
In a blog post for the British Council, Dr Ruth Kattumuri argues that young South Asians are uniquely positioned to take control of their futures, despite the region’s challenges.

Paradoxes in India’s ‘culture of giving’
Recent CR Parekh Fellow Dr Sudeep Basu analyses diasporic giving in northern Gujarat.

The Future of Asian Financial Markets in a Changing World
Tickets are now available for Zhu Min's talk at LSE #LSEIMF

Rural development schemes can also help in adapting to climate change
Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted in an article in the Times of India to coincide with World Environment Day.

The new world's New Development Bank
Article by Nicholas Stern, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amar Bhattacharya, and Mattia Romani about the intention of the leaders of the BRICS countries to establish a New Development Bank (Prague Post 8 May 2013)

The empire chalks back
Archive news story about Britons studying in India. "The Indian higher education system is insular...We've learnt about other countries through books. In a truly global community, we must have practical interaction. This will come through foreign nationals studying at Indian universities." Dr Ruth Kattumuri in Business Standard (21 September 2005)

Northeast will get warmer as climate changes
"Most of the districts in the central and northern parts of North-east region are projected to experience increased drought weeks," said Dr Ruth Kattumuri in an article on climate change in India in The Herald of India (19 April 2013)

Lend-A-Hand India Internship
Lend-A-Hand India is offering LSE students a unique internship to work in India and experience the dynamic environment. Login required for LSE CareerHub

India's 12th Five-Year Plan goes Hackathon
In an unprecedented impetus to get people across India to engage directly with the 12th plan, a 2‐day Hackathon was organised by the Planning Commission and National Innovation Council. The Asia Research Centre asks you to send your inputs on the 12th Plan with the aim of sending feedback to the Planning Commission.

Inflation must be brought down to 4-6%: Subbarao
Speaking at LSE RBI Governor Subbarao indicated that "inflation above 6 per cent would demand tightening of the monetary policy stance".

LSE launches major green growth research programme in India
Experts from LSE are to work with research partners in Karnataka for green growth in the Indian state of Karnataka. The experts will provide research and policy advice on sustainable and equitable economic growth in the Karnataka State.

LSE to launch major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India
LSE is to develop its highly regarded relationship with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to establish a major research programme on gender equality.

LSE announces new India postgraduate scholarships
LSE has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students. The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013.

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship
The LSE Asia Research Centre is now accepting applications for the Subir Chowdhury Fellowship 2013-14.

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship
The LSE Asia Research Centre is now accepting applications for the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship 2013-14.

Register for Focus on India 2013
Focus on India is an opportunity for all students to find out more about international careers! Hosted in the New Academic Building on Thursday 7th February 6pm to 8pm, this year we welcome companies including Accenture, Herbert Smith, Tata Consultancy Services and State Bank of India. Open to current LSE students and recent alumni.

Delivery lies in the detail
"Chhattisgarh’s new law refers to most food security issues in broad terms and is short on specifics" Dr Ruth Kattumuri's article in the Indian Express (11 February 2013)

Apply for LSE-TISS-Tata Research Grants
The LSE India Observatory/Asia Research Centre is accepting applications for small grants for India-related research projects, travel grants and workshop related costs. LSE staff and PhD students are invited to send applications.

Apply for LSE and Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme
Applications are now open for the Tata ISES scheme which offers LSE students the opportunity to undertake 8 week projects at the Tata Group in India. These projects have either a development, social enterprise, environmental, sustainable or CSR focus and involve a significant research element.

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz
The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz is in London on 25th November 2012. Register by 23rd November 2012 to secure a place.

Lessons from Palanpur
More inequality in an Indian village is balanced by greater mobility.

India Rising: An entrepreneurial revolution?
Dr Ruth Kattumuri participates in a discussion with Oliver Balch, Abhik Sen, Robert Wallis, and Shahzeb Jillani at the Frontline Club about the rise of India and where it might be heading.

Is India a broken Bric?
What's holding back the Indian economy? Dr Ruth Kattumuri participates in a discussion with Manuela Saragosa, Devendra Chawla and Rajesh Agrawal.

Lord Stern Elected British Academy President
The British Academy has today announced that its next president from July 2013 will be Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government.

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant
Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant at the India Observatory, Asia Research Centre. To apply, please go to

New blog: India at LSE
India at LSE is a new blog that seeks to promote India-related research, courses and events at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

India’s low-carbon growth strategy (8 June 2012) 'Rich countries must stop lecturing developing countries and accelerate their own efforts to cut emissions.' Professor Kirit Parikh and Professor Lord Nicholas Stern.

Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 121st birth anniversary
India pays homage to B. R. Ambedkar, an LSE Alumnus, on the 121st anniversary of his birth.

Global Summit on Changing Bihar 2012 - Programme
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern and Dr Ruth Kattumuri participated in the Global Summit on Changing Bihar.

Indian Actor, Rishi Kapoor, attends Inauguration Ceremony for LSE SU India Week 2012
Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, Sanam Arora (LSE Indian Student Society) and Dr Ruth Kattumuri (Co-Director, LSE India Observatory) attended the Press Conference launching LSE SU India Week 2012.

Rishi Kapoor inaugurates India Week at London School of Economics
News story from LSESU India Week 2012.

India Week 2012: Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor, to inaugurate week long activities on 20th Feb 2012
News story from LSESU India Week 2012.

Praise & tips on Montek lips: Hope for fewer central schemes
News story from the 'Global Summit on Changing Bihar'. Professor Lord Nicholas Stern is quoted.

Keep up high growth rate for 15 yrs: Montek
News story from the 'Global Summit on Changing Bihar'. Professor Lord Nicholas Stern participated in this summit.

Bagri Fellowship
The Bagri Fellowship is now accepting applications. The Fellowship is available only to full-time LSE PhD students researching on South Asia in the Economics and Governance disciplines.

CR Parekh Fellowship
The CR Parekh Fellowship is now accepting applications. The Fellowship is available to scholars with experience researching on India in the social sciences. The Fellowship is for a period of three months.

Aspen India - Avantha International Fellowship 2012
Fellowship opportunities offered by Aspen Institute India.

Who's who to attend summit on changing Bihar
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern is among the participants attending the three-day Global Summit on Changing Bihar. Other participants include Lord Meghnad Desai, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Governor D Subbarao.

India, China to top in carbon emissions
“A new industrial revolution can only happen with development of new and clean energy sources,” said Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, chair for Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics.