economics

On happiness and democracy

Is India both the most democratic and among the unhappiest countries in Southasia?

| Apr 30, 2018

Orange is for oppression

A day in the life of a Colombo street cleaner.

Treasure Island

For India’s industrial captains, the country’s diasporic links with the island nation of Mauritius have proved bountiful.

BIMSTEC, Myanmar and India’s Northeast

BIMSTEC provides an opportunity for India to deliver development and peace to its Northeastern region. This must be seized.

| Jul 24, 2014

Labour and change in Myanmar

Myanmarese workers are organising. The consequences for Myanmar’s ‘triple transition’ are still being determined.

| Jun 18, 2014

The fast food frontier

In Nepal’s market, local entrepreneurship beats the multinational chains every time

| Apr 20, 2013

‘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

The stagnation hypothesis

Unpacking claims of a ‘crisis’ in the Indian economy.

| Jul 13, 2012

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