development

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

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

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The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis

Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?

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How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.