development

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

What the Sundarban tells us

Interview with Megnaa Mehtta on the Sundarban after Cyclone Amphan.

| Jun 11, 2020

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?

| May 25, 2020

Out of place, out of time

Dhaka and Bangladesh are evolving on dramatically different courses.

| Mar 26, 2019

After the quake

The confessions of a conflicted aid worker, a year after the earthquake.

| May 02, 2016

Love in the time of development

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s new novel about the Andaman islands turns real life into compelling prose.

| Apr 06, 2016

‘Development’ at uncommon cost

The book makes a devastating critique of the ‘growth at any cost paradigm’.

| Nov 12, 2012

‘Where Indian growth is crooked’

Economist Amit Bhaduri speaks about the current direction of the Indian economy.

| Aug 29, 2012

Building on Bihar

As a new government is formed in Kathmandu, how can Nepal not only learn from the changes underway in Bihar, but capitalise on them?

| Dec 01, 2011

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