Outlook - May 11, 2015
42 Shaken Foundation
The Ford Foundation, once credited for
India’s green revolution, is now under
heightened government scrutiny, a move
which is causing severe disquiet within
civil society groups.
56 Inside a Universe
Excerpts from Amrita Shah’s book
Ahmedabad: A City in the World, an
intimate portrait of the city and its people
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