ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rohini Nayyar (1944–2021)

The illustrious contributions of Rohini Nayyar to Human Development Resources in India are elaborated. With a lively personality and zest for life, Nayyar left indelible impressions on whatever she undertook and whoever she met.

Community Radio

Earlier this year, the government unveiled its rules that allow educational institutions to set up `community radio' stations. But, as several institutions stumbling over many obstacles to seek licences have found, the government is not at all comfortable about allowing this low cost communication technology to be put to wide use.

Getting the HDI Right

This commentary is written in response to ‘Suitability of HDI for Assessing Health and Nutritional Status’ by Grace Maria Antony, K Visweswara Rao, and N Balakrishna (EPW, August 4, 2001). The authors have presented some revealing correlation coefficient figures between certain indicators and HDI. In a country in which malnutrition and stunted growth are still common, the authors have aptly suggested that HDI should incorporate dietary, nutritional, and morbidity details. Nevertheless, the proposed HDI (henceforth it will be known as A(ntony)R(ao) B(alakrishna) HDI) is potentially faulty.
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