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  The Statesman, 18 May 2015
A Reformed Cop


The Hindu Friday, 22 May 2015
The distant goal of cooperative federalism


Women's Political Empowerment Day Celebrations

The Pioneer, 5 June 2015
Bail is the Rule for Privileged


The Pioneer, 13 May 2015
In the Business of Human Misery


The distant goal of cooperative federalism


Live Mint, 1 May 2013
Panchayats:Hope for dalit rights


The Hindu, 25 April 2013
Visa power that gives no credit to civil society


Hindustan Times, 24 April 2013
They're at home as leaders


The Times of India, 15 April 2013
Panchayati Raj or Collector Raj?


The Hindu, 1 May 2012
One Step at a Time: Women panchayat leaders spearheading novel campaigns tell their tales…


Jansatta, 26 April, 2012
Panchayats Should Emphasis on Health and Education: Deo.


Rajasthan Patrika, 26 April 2012
Panchayats Have Important Role to Play: Kishore Chandra Deo.


Rajasthan Patrika, 30 March 2012
Efforts Are Being Made to Empower Panchayats: Kishore Chandra Deo.


Net News, 28 March 2012
IT Making Panchayats Transparent: Minister.


 
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Ash Narain Roy is the current Director. He received his doctorate in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He spent four years at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City in the 1980s as a visiting scholar. From 1990 to 2001, he worked with the Hindustan Times as Assistant Editor. In 1997, he was sent to Egypt and Jordan on UN’s fact-finding mission on the question of Palestine. He has participated and presented dozens of papers in international seminars and conferences on democracy, federalism, globalization and Indian foreign policy.

Roy has been regularly participating in global democracy forums like World Movement for Democracy, Community of Democracies, World Forum for Democratization in Asia, and the Forum of Federations. He has also been lately involved in a series of high-powered meetings of Iraqi leaders on building federalism in Iraq sponsored by the Italian Foreign Ministry held in Venice and Erbil, Iraq. In March 2005, Roy led a 34-member Indian Panchayat delegation to Pakistan.

He was the recipient of the First Appan Menon Award in 1997. He has been associated with the encyclopaedic publication The World Guide from Montevideo and has been a contributor to the Yearbook of the Muslim World. He contributes regularly to bbc.com in Spanish.

He is the author of The Third World in the Age of Globalization: Requiem or New Agenda? (Zed Books, London) and Globalisation or Gobble-isation: The Arab Experience (Konark, Delhi).

He has been involved in the establishment of IBSA Local Governance Forum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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