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The legends of Kosi

Key lessons for dealing with the vagaries of the Kosi’s annual cycle are to be found in the myths and folklore of the North Indian plain.

| Mar 27, 2009

Re-flooding the Kosi

Indian officials and administrators continue to plan ineffective flood-protection interventions along the Kosi, even though there is a straightforward solution.

| Mar 27, 2009

Hungry water

Any change made to a river alters the structure of the entire system. In the Himalaya in particular, the consequences of doing so are just as great.

| Mar 27, 2009

Serendipity and Zemblanity

There’s more of one than the other in Sri Lanka today.

| Mar 12, 2009

Dreams of the educated-dispossessed

A tale about a Tibetan student in Delhi and his political growth as an exile.

| Mar 12, 2009

The shape of history

A comprehensive tome on the rise and fall of empires.

| Mar 12, 2009

Through the Khyber, once more

This historic passage is again becoming dangerous – though this is nothing new.

| Mar 12, 2009

Seeding disaster

Corporate monopoly over seeds is not the answer to the global food crisis, but rather an unacknowledged cause of it.

| Mar 12, 2009

No competition

From the distance of centuries, the struggles of the East India Company to control its officials look depressingly familiar.

| Mar 06, 2009

Rule of all

A mass campaign is needed to convince the Sinhalese majority that devolution and democratisation are in its interest and in the interest of Sri Lanka´s minorities.

| Mar 02, 2009

Knitting Indian SOX

In the effort to minimise the likelihood of another Satyam debacle, a few lessons are available from a country that has been reeling from its own corporate scandals – the United States.

| Mar 02, 2009

When corporations answer nature’s call

With companies hardwired to make money, the impetus behind corporate social responsibility can only function as advertisement — largely empty and potentially misleading.

| Mar 02, 2009

Longest muddy beach

The longest, undivided, fully-clothed, shark-free mud-beach in the world.

| Mar 02, 2009

Train-station underbelly

Tejpal´s contemporary India masquerading as fiction.

| Mar 02, 2009

India’s 29th state?

Nearly a quarter-century after the first movement, the renewed agitation for a Gorkhaland state has reawakened old hopes.

| Mar 02, 2009

100 miles from Islamabad

While the Swat agreement indicates social regression it also holds out the hope for silencing the guns.

| Mar 02, 2009

Accountability in a time of excess

If any lesson is to come out of the current financial crisis, it is that the pipedream of corporate social responsibility needs to be shelved.

| Mar 01, 2009

No satyam

With the largest corporate fraud in its history, India has finally entered onto the global financial stage?

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