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Love, with an albatross attached: Part I

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

| May 11, 2018

Rivers of collective belonging

Continuing the debate on the river linking proposal of the Government of India, a Kathmandu-based water engineer-turned-social auditor examines the history of the emergence of the hydraulic technocracy in the Subcontinent and the principles on …

| Oct 01, 2003

The decolonisation of water

An engineer-turned-social auditor produces a book for the classroom that comprehensively critiques the certitudes of the global and South Asian water technocracy.

| Aug 01, 2003

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