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)

Plea to preserve Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar house
The government of India is urged to acquire the London home of former LSE student and architect of the Indian Constitution BR Ambedkar ( 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)

Nitish, Modi lauded at EFIL 2014
'Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi came in for fulsome praise from speakers at the Economic Forum for India at the London School of Economics on Saturday.' (Hindustan Times March 17 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)

Help India to live in its villages
'A visit to some villages near Kolar district, near Bangalore, evidenced positive developments in these rural areas' Article by Dr Ruth Kattumuri (Hindustan Times 28 April 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.

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs - Sir Peter Holmes Memorial Award 2012
The Royal Society for Asian Affairs invites applications from individuals aged 18-25 for the Sir Peter Holmes Memorial Award 2012. The aim of the award is to encourage purposeful travel in Asia by young people. The closing date for applications is 28th October 2011.

Channel 4 News - India anti-corruption protests are 'new consciousness'
Dr Ruth Kattumuri told Channel 4 News: 'Globalisation lost its opportunity ten years ago. There was a debate about whether businesses should give in to corruption and there was a minority who said no; companies went in for their personal profits. One of the reasons the scale of corruption is so massive now is globalisation'.

New Statesman - Letter from Bangalore — Temples to innovation
Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director LSE Asia Research Centre and India Observatory, is quoted in an article on India's IT industry in the New Statesman.

Lee unveils plan to establish 'Green Technology Center'
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak delivered a speech at the Global Green Growth Summit that opened in Seoul on June 20. Professor Nicholas Stern is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Green Growth Institute.

First Global Green Growth Summit to open in Seoul today
The first Global Green Growth Summit 2011 will begin in Seoul on Monday.  The two-day summit, timed to mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Green Growth Institute, will be held under the theme of Building Planet-Responsible Civilization. Professor Nicholas Stern is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Green Growth Institute.

New LSE fellowship programme provides insight into the ‘quality’ of Asian economies
LSE’s Asia Research Centre has established the ‘Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics’, a new post-doctoral visiting fellowship programme - the first of its kind in the field of ‘quality and economics’.

Europe must not stitch up IMF role
'Sir, you have reported that European countries are trying to stitch up the process of selecting the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund. It would be damaging for Europeans to fix the job among themselves, vote as a bloc and, with a nod from the US, push their candidate into position. Such a deal would be fundamentally misguided and "anachronistic”, as you pointed out.' Letter by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern of LSE.

Look beyond US and Europe for IMF and World Bank leaders
'Sir, Your editorial “Picking leaders for the top IMF post” (April 20) takes up the question of whether now is the moment to look beyond Europe and the US for the headship of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Now is indeed the time to ask the question and the answer is an emphatic “yes”.'Letter by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE.

Time running out to address climate change
Deccan Herald (27 March 2011) There is an urgent need for strong policies to address climate change and for low carbon development path, Lord Nicholas Stern has said.

Richard Samans, ex-aide to Bill Clinton, to lead GGGI
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a Seoul-based international organization, announced Richard Samans, managing director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), as its new chief.  Nicholas Stern and Montek Singh Ahluwalia are board members of GGGI.

Fellowships Now Open For Applications
The C R Parekh, Sir Ratan Tata and Subir Chowdhury Fellowships are now open for applications for the academic year 2011-2012. For full details of each fellowship, please follow the above link.

Job opportunity: Head of Research, BBC World Service Trust India
JOB TITLE: Head of Research, BBC World Service Trust India DURATION: 1 year initially, with a possible extension to a continuing contract CLOSING DATE: Friday 4th March 2011

Leontief Prize awarded to LSE's Lord Stern
Professor Lord Stern has been announced as joint winner of an annual prize awarded for ground-breaking work in economics.

'Feasible' way of raising US$100 billion to help developing countries tackle climate change
A new report launched 5 Nov shows that it is feasible for rich countries to raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries tackle climate change, according to one of its authors, Nicholas Stern.

The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Need to mitigate global ...
Bangalore: The world needs a new industrial revolution, one that entails “decarbonising activity”, said Prof Lord Nicholas Stern, as he launched the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) here on Saturday.

Children with Disabilities in Private Inclusive Schools in Mumbai: Experiences and Challenges
Working Paper: ‘Inclusive education’ policy has been introduced in India, however the concept is in its infancy This qualitative study analyses the case of children with disabilities studying in private inclusive schools of Mumbai.

The Hindu: Education Plus : LSE professor delivers lecture at UoH
Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor & Chair, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) delivered a lecture on “50 years of Economic Development in India: Palanpur's Experience” at the University of Hyderabad. Prof Stern presented his case study of a village named Palanpur in Uttar Pradesh, to give a micro overview of the Indian economy as a whole.