development

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

Harvest to harvest in West Champaran

As times change in rural Bihar, so does the social texture of the village.

| Oct 01, 2010

Long wait for local government

With politics at a standstill in Kathmandu, governance should be shifting to the local levels. In fact, the national is holding the local hostage.

| Oct 01, 2010

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The fight for the commons

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