In the Field India is a home for shows about development, social change and progress. We strive to create content that is intriguing and immersive; content that asks questions and seeks to understand our notions of progress and development, and touches upon important emerging issues in the practice of social work, social enterprise, civil society organizations, philanthropy, development agencies and government programmes.

We produce and host independent shows, and shows in partnership with third parties. 

Editorial Policies

The shows on In the Field India are produced with support or funding from parties who are committed to content that furthers conversations about development work. 

Supported by / In Partnership:

These shows are editorially independent. Shows that carry the “supported by” label are thematically and editorially independent. We also produce shows or episodes that are thematically funded, in which case they may carry the label “in partnership with”. 

In the Field is our flagship show about India and development. In the Field is editorially and thematically independent and runs on a seasonal basis. In the Field is supported by a grant from the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and individual donations. In the Field is currently seeking (institutional or thematic support) for series  2 and 3. Get in touch with us if you’d like to support ITF. 

Co-produced shows:

These are shows about the larger themes of development work but are funded by a third party. 


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Radhika Viswanathan 

Radhika Viswanathan is a researcher and development communication specialist from Bangalore, India. Her interests lie in the intersection between research, policy and communication in the development sector. She has worked with governments, international development agencies and NGOs on local governance, water and sanitation, science and innovation policy and fundraising research. In 2011, she translated a popular science book for children from French to English. In an earlier avatar she used to speak French every day, these days her repertoire has expanded to include child-speak. She holds Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Strasbourg.


Samyuktha Varma

Samyuktha Varma is a writer and researcher based in Bangalore, India. She has worked with NGOs, large and small, across South Asia on issues such as social protection, natural resource management and agriculture, and waste and its reuse. Samyuktha has had a longstanding interest in how challenging topics are communicated to broader audiences. She co-authored Out of Water – From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World’s Water Problems, published by the Financial Times Press in 2010. She also is the co-founding editor of Broken Toilets, a global development and culture magazine. She has a Masters in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

In the Field is supported by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies


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