Resource / Kudumbashree Women’s Food Service Enterprises

Johnson, Liby T., Hrishikesh Thakur, and Aakriti Gupta. ‘Women Engaging with Markets from Positions of Strength: An Exploratory Understanding of Kudumbashree Women’s Food Service Enterprises‘. RULSG Lateral Studies Series on Kudumbashree 9, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2020.

Abstract: This paper chronicles the milestones and processes in the evolution of women’s large-scale participation in the food service sector in Kerala, promoted under the aegis of the State Poverty Eradication Mission of the Government of Kerala, popularly known as Kudumbashree Mission.

It raises questions about how the State actions inadvertently end up undermining the viability of poor women’s enterprises by burdening them with social welfare responsibilities.

It concludes by looking at the factors that are likely to influence the long-term success or otherwise of these businesses.

More info and full text: https://cds.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/RULSG-Kudumbashree9-min.pdf

KSM Editor’s note: Other studies in series too are available for free download at https://cds.edu/publications/rulsg-publications/lateral-studies-series-on-kudumbashree/
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Resource / World Bank’s Kerala Podcast

“Kaalavastha: Kerala Podcast”.
The World Bank.

Excerpt : The Kaalavastha podcast series aims to capture some of the stories behind how Kerala is building a more resilient future for itself. Through a series of 6 episodes, we dive deep into God’s Own Country, following multiple protagonists on this journey, and getting a behind-the-scenes perspective from the communities, government, scientists, diaspora, World Bank staff, and even the cultural voice of Kerala itself!

More info : https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2020/06/16/keralapodcastseriess

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Resource / Report on Indebtedness among Kerala’s Rural Poor

Asok, Awathi Rebecca, Rakkee Thimothy, Swathy Mohanan, Bibin Thambi, and M. Ramshad. ‘Indebtedness among the Rural Poor in Kerala’. Kochi, India: Centre for Socio-economic and Environmental Studies, 2020.

Abstract : The focus of the Report is the magnitude and nature of indebtedness experienced by rural poor households in Kerala, and the role played by various sources in meeting the credit requirements of this group.

Specific themes addressed in the study include: the framework that regulates the operation of financial institutions; borrowing pattern, credit choices and coping strategies of rural poor households and the magnitude of household indebtedness; operational modalities adopted by major credit providers catering to rural poor; and recommendations to address over-indebtedness among rural poor.

More info and full text
: https://www.csesindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Indebtedness-among-the-Rural-Poor-in-Kerala.pdf

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Resources / One subscription’ journal-access plan

Smriti Mallapaty. “India pushes bold ‘one nation, one subscription’ journal-access plan.” Nature, 30 September 2020.

Excerpt : The Indian government is pushing a bold proposal that would make scholarly literature accessible for free to everyone in the country. The government wants to negotiate with the world’s biggest scientific publishers to set up nationwide subscriptions, rather than many agreements with individual institutions that only scholars can use, say researchers consulting for the government.

More info – https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02708-4

 

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Resource / Transitioning to Open Research: Publisher and Librarian Perspectives in 2020

Choice-ACRL Webinar program, 22-Sept-2020.

More info and webcast recording : https://youtu.be/VJWq9-_FIko

Description : Librarians and publishers have a number of shared goals and interests around the transition to open research. But what do their respective paths toward achieving change look like? This webinar will explore perspectives from Cambridge University Press and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as both organizations aim to move toward a more open journals ecosystem in 2020 and beyond.

Resource / Online Archive of Early Malayali Feminist Writing and Biographies

Swatantryavaadini is a site for first-generation Malayali feminists, where translations of writing on/by them as complete pieces or excerpts are made available.
Right now, it has 101 essays, stories, legislative debates, speeches, etc., and more material will be uploaded once a week.

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Resource / Labour and Employment in Kerala

Vinoj Abraham. “The case of Labour and Employment in Kerala and India”.
CDS-RULSG Lecture No.6 / 2020.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/cyU_RVeAD5Q

About the lecture: This talk critically examines the treatment of labour community in Kerala and India during the pandemic, arguing for the need for more employment opportunities for them.

This is the sixth lecture in the series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’ organized by Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

 

Shared to the eGroup by Nirmal Roy V. P., Assistant Professor, Applied Economics, Kannur University.

 

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Resource / Kerala’s Transgender Policy

Vihaan Peethambar. “Kerala’s Transgender Policy during the Pandemic”.
CDS-RULSG Lecture No.5 / 2020.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/u-ongBuUYWA

About the lecture: Vihaan Peethambar has been involved in LGBT+ advocacy since 2016 and is a Diversity & Inclusion professional based in Bangalore. He speaks about the problems faced by the LGBT community in Kerala during pandemic.

This is the fifth lecture in the series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’ organized by Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

 

Shared to the eGroup by Nirmal Roy V. P., Assistant Professor, Applied Economics, Kannur University.

 

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Research / Humanities & Social Sciences

David Bull. “The Humanities & Social Sciences: why they are critical to our understanding of today’s complex and challenging world”.
Webinars for the ESS Consortium. 30th June 2020.

This web-talk by David Bull, Vice President of Business, Economics, Finance and Political Science Publishing, Leadership Team – Journals, UK, is part of the Springer Nature Webinar Series for the ESS consortium (formerly INFLIBNET) organized during the month of June 2020.

Link to watch the recording : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1959200386262709256

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