inequality

The rise of extremes

Across Southasia, COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality and overshadowed climate change.

| Dec 04, 2020

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

| Apr 03, 2020

On happiness and democracy

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

| Apr 30, 2018

Contradictions of capitalism

Even as Sri Lanka’s smallholder agriculture dies a slow death, schemes to save the rural economy are only coming from urban intellectuals.

| Oct 01, 2010

Nothing free or fair about it

A complicated and veiled system of tariffs allows Western countries to protect their tiny farming populations while millions of farmers in developing countries are swamped under a tide of cheap imports. Such systemic hypocrisy in …

| Mar 01, 2003

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