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Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality

19 April 2017

With inequalities set to get worse, it’s time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation. Could the answer lie in the ‘frugal revolution’ that is already under way? 

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Another India exhibition gives voice to India’s most marginalised communities

8 March 2017

Hundreds of objects which tell the story of 100 million of India’s most marginalised citizens – its Indigenous and Adivasi people – are to go on display for the first time in a ground-breaking exhibition at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today.

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Cambridge celebrates ‘long-standing and deep-rooted’ relationship with India

22 February 2017

Today, as part of UK-India Year of Culture 2017, the University of Cambridge launches a year-long celebration of its ties with India, which stretch back 150 years.

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Opinion: India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works

13 February 2017

There is a dilemma in contemporary conservation: how to balance modernisation, people’s rights and environmentalism. Nowhere is this visible that in Kaziranga, India, writes Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute for The Conversation.

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Young Indian politicians get a taste of Cambridge life

5 December 2016

A delegation of 12 Indian student politicians affiliated to various political parties visited Cambridge on 1 December to gain a greater understanding of links between the University of Cambridge and India

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Rice farming in India much older than thought, used as 'summer crop' by Indus civilisation

21 November 2016

Thought to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, latest research shows domesticated rice agriculture in India and Pakistan existed centuries earlier, and suggests systems of seasonal crop variation that would have provided a rich and diverse diet for the Bronze Age residents of the Indus valley.

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Opinion: How the UK and India can lead the development of ecologically smart cities

8 November 2016

Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned about water management in Nepal and India can guide how cities can be made "ecologically smart".

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Drowning in a paper sea: India’s welfare efforts failed by its peculiar bureaucracy

21 July 2016

India’s sophisticated laws and progressive policies fail with startling regularity. A new study locates a possible reason as to why in the convoluted bureaucratic system of the Indian state and its obsession with paper

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Opinion: The man who taught infinity: how GH Hardy tamed Srinivasa Ramanujan’s genius

22 April 2016

Béla Bollobás (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics) discusses the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan and the influence of his tutor Godfrey Harold Hardy.

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