Whose Himalaya is it?
John Keay, Erika Fatland and Ed Douglas’ books on the Himalaya exhibit ways of seeing, or failing to see, the mountains and their people
Amish Raj Mulmi | Mar 01, 2023
Why does Everest matter?
Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.
Lachlan Fleetwood | Aug 05, 2022
Count your climate losses
How recent reports on climate change weigh the economic versus the human cost of the ecological crisis.
The Editors | Jul 30, 2021
The caravan of Sanuman
Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.
Dor Bahadur Bista. Translated by Amish Raj Mulmi | Jul 16, 2021
In the presence of the gods
Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalaya.
Don Messerschmidt | Jul 06, 2021
Chipko to climate change
In Uttarakhand, environmentalists call for disaster governance that supports local communities.
Harsh Dobhal and Rohan D’Souza | May 21, 2021
All she had to say
Gopilal Acharya | Sep 01, 2016
Change and dispossession
Lack of data prevents a planned response to climate change in the Karnali river basin.
Slok Gyawali | Aug 12, 2016
A Himalayan warning
The government has not heeded the lessons from the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.
Himanshu Thakkar | Aug 31, 2015
The science behind earthquakes in the Himalaya.
Roger Bilham | Jul 21, 2015
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default