Development: The Best Form of Contraception with Dr. S.Y. Quraishi

Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa 
Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal

What is the secret to successful family planning, especially amongst socially and economically disadvantaged communities? An increase in socio-economic indicators, is what Dr S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner, says. Through his new book, The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India, Dr. Quraishi makes the case that to promote family planning among the Muslim community, tackling their socio-economic needs is important.

SY Quraishi

In conversation with Chirag Chinnappa, Dr. Quraishi takes us through some of the following questions: What are some myths attached to the Muslim community and family planning? How can family planning be promoted effectively? How can conversations about this subject be made less antagonistic?


  1. Very incisive and practical questions asked and answered. Congratulations Chirag. Continue the journey. Best of luck…

  2. Congratulations Chirag, that was a very well articulated and balanced interview. You asked all the right qs. An evolved form of journalism.


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