disaster politics

The nationals and the internationals

Nepal’s earthquake is testing the uncomfortable partnership between the government and international donor agencies.

| Aug 19, 2015

An art experiment in Gorkha

Prioritising arts education in times of disaster can help people heal.

| Aug 14, 2015

State of emergency

An inside account of the Nepali state’s emergency response to the April earthquake.

| Jul 29, 2015

The neoliberal aftershock

How the 2001 Gujarat earthquake gave a fillip to Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’.

The perfect storm and the final famine

Natural disasters have shaped political consensus on development in Bangladesh.

| Jul 24, 2015

Subterranean shifts

The science behind earthquakes in the Himalaya.

| Jul 21, 2015

Oiled sanctuary

Why the Sundarban oil spill was a disaster waiting to happen.

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