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.
Dinesh Kumar Mishra | 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.
Kalyan Rudra | Mar 27, 2009
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.
Devashis Chatterjee | Mar 27, 2009
Two nations and one world
The Editors | Mar 16, 2009
Serendipity and Zemblanity
There’s more of one than the other in Sri Lanka today.
Richard Boyle | Mar 12, 2009
Lingerie and liberation
The Editors | Mar 12, 2009
Dreams of the educated-dispossessed
A tale about a Tibetan student in Delhi and his political growth as an exile.
Tsering Namgyl | Mar 12, 2009
The shape of history
A comprehensive tome on the rise and fall of empires.
Prasenjit Chowdhury | Mar 12, 2009
The beguiling safety of chauvinism
C K Lal | Mar 12, 2009
Through the Khyber, once more
This historic passage is again becoming dangerous – though this is nothing new.
Manzoor Ali | Mar 12, 2009
Corporate monopoly over seeds is not the answer to the global food crisis, but rather an unacknowledged cause of it.
Kamalesh Adhikari | Mar 12, 2009
The Editors | Mar 11, 2009
Tidbits of the region’s media
The Editors | Mar 11, 2009
Images of freedom
Syed Rashad Imam | Mar 10, 2009
The river as system
Tsering Namgyl | Mar 10, 2009
From the distance of centuries, the struggles of the East India Company to control its officials look depressingly familiar.
Madhumita Bose | Mar 06, 2009
Recently published books relevant to Southasia
The Editors | 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.
Rohini Hensman | 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.
Uday Murthy | 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.
Nityanand Jayaraman | Mar 02, 2009
Longest muddy beach
The longest, undivided, fully-clothed, shark-free mud-beach in the world.
Kanak Mani Dixit | Mar 02, 2009
Tejpal´s contemporary India masquerading as fiction.
Boria Majumdar | 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.
Subash Devkota | Mar 02, 2009
100 miles from Islamabad
While the Swat agreement indicates social regression it also holds out the hope for silencing the guns.
The Editors | 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.
Sukumar Muralidharan | Mar 01, 2009
With the largest corporate fraud in its history, India has finally entered onto the global financial stage?
Sujeev Shakya and Puja Tandon | Mar 01, 2009
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today