Obituary of a manifesto by Shiv Visvanathan
Jul 02 2010

It criticises progress in terms of its directionality. But in discussing innovation in terms of who gets what, when and why, it offers window dressing. It recognises cultural variety but treats it superficially. The margins are still the object of study, not a subject of agency of innovation. It is still a managerial exercise, a human relations effort of laboratory-based science crying crocodile tears over land. Twenty round tables have added little to the imagination of science or democracy. The manifesto is a bit touristy. After its global round up, it returns home and becomes what it is, a provincial piece of Sussex.

The expected participants of the workshop are people working in the citizen sector in and around Orissa, doctoral and rural management students of XIM and interested faculty of XIM. The workshop will be participatory and involve group works and a case study. The total number of participants is expected to be around 15-20
Workshop on Science Studies Tools for Policy Analysis
by Wiebe Bijker, Xavier Institute of Management, 11 November, 2006
Demos is the think tank for everyday democracy. We believe everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good. Our aim is to put this democratic idea into practice by working with organisations in ways that make them more effective and legitimate. What we work on We focus on six areas: public services; science and technology; cities and public space; people and communities; arts and culture; and global security. Who we work with Our partners include policy-makers, companies, public service providers and social entrepreneurs. Demos is not linked to any party but we work with politicians across political divides. Our international network – which extends across Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, Brazil, India and China – provides a global perspective and enables us to work across borders.
The Slow Race Making technology work for the poor
by Melissa LeachIan Scoones, DEMOS, 01 January, 2006
How do you describe Amulya? “Cricketer, electrochemist, energy analyst, rural energy practitioner, appropriate technology pioneer, spokesman for sustainable development, campaigner against nuclear energy and weapons, respected teacher and more than anything, a person who has tried to live up to Gandhiji’s talisman”. This is what we wrote when we prepared a website of his works in October last year, on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Does it complete the description of Amulya K N Reddy (Amulya, as he asked many of us to call him), who passed away on May 7 at Bangalore, at the age of 76? Does it explain how his work and writings inspired many researchers and engineers to take up pro-poor development initiatives?
TRIBUTE Amulya K N Reddy A Pioneer Takes Leave
by SREEKUMAR N, GIRISH SANT, Economic & Political Weekly, 03 June, 2006
-my feeling from first meeting that we are still in the process of settling down to something…but probably that is in the nature of things; all the various rivulets should join and become a river; a very special effort needs to be made to form the river though -we should work towards a civil society alternative – probably it is a matter of convenience that we refer to civil society?? -There are several experiences in this group, which if put together, will potentially constitute an alternative policy frame; on further reflection, one also feels that nothing like a comprehensive policy alternative could emerge from civil society experience – there are several areas where we have no experience? But unless we scan, we will not know
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by Shambu & Kavitha, , 28 January, 2006