It's been just a year since our inaugural issue, and so much has changed! In the past year, our questions about development have been influenced by the volatility of the Indian currency, the nagging dialectic of growth vs. inclusion, and the outcome of the world's largest democratic election. Beneath these events and debates are fundamental questions. We believe that the most important result of the elections is not the winner, but rather the election-centered dialogue around the question "What is development?"
The development of India is being discussed at chai shops, across desks and in living rooms across the nation; not only by policy makers, but also by the subjiwalas (vegetable vendor) across the street from our flats, the dukhandars (shopkeeper) that sell us dried goods, and by our coworkers.read more..