development

Tunnel to the future

How the Atal Tunnel is reshaping life in Lahaul.

Nepal’s biometric future

The country's new biometric identification system threatens to deepen exclusion.

| Aug 12, 2022

Afghanistan: graveyard of development?

On the country’s fraught histories of international development.

| Aug 31, 2021

Count your climate losses

How recent reports on climate change weigh the economic versus the human cost of the ecological crisis.

| Jul 30, 2021

#MeToo in Sri Lanka, Myanmar’s jade mines, ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’, and more

Southasiasphere episode 09: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jul 09, 2021

Global poverty: fantasy or reality?

Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.

| Jun 25, 2021

Reclaiming space through art

How a group from Colombo resists gentrification through art, archiving and activism.

| Mar 16, 2021

Development sermons

Do political cabals and business cartels explain the woes of Nepali economy?

| Feb 22, 2021

In sickness and in health

How border regions can be central to building a post-pandemic Southasia.

| Dec 21, 2020

The rise of extremes

Across Southasia, COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality and overshadowed climate change.

| Dec 04, 2020

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