The human dimension to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis
On rising poverty, income inequality, and potential solutions.
The Editors | Oct 14, 2022
Global poverty: fantasy or reality?
Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.
Rishabh Kumar | Jun 25, 2021
Far from concrete
India's Street Vendors Act could be a big leap forward for those it seeks to serve, but important gaps must be filled during its implementation.
Alen John | Dec 05, 2014
In cash or in kind?
A universal Public Distribution System would do better than direct cash transfers in solving India’s food-policy conundrum
Deepankar Basu and Debarshi Das | Apr 19, 2013
To live free
A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.
Madhusree Mukerjee | Jan 22, 2013
The danger of Grameenism
Far from being a panacea for fighting rural poverty, microcredit can impose additional burdens on the rural poor.
Patrick Bond | Oct 01, 2010
The Editors | Oct 21, 2009
While the impact of climate change is global, the response is piecemeal and there is an increasing burden on the developing countries, and the poor living there.
Mukul Sanwal | Oct 01, 2009
Mathew Starnes | Jul 14, 2009
A future out of grasp
We've seen poverty, and it is us. A Millennium Development Goal target-evaluation exercise tells us there is no need to smile.
Kunda Dixit | Nov 01, 2005
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups
The secrets of ‘All That Breathes’
Shaunak Sen’s Oscar-nominated documentary looks at Muslim brothers caring for kites in Delhi, but also carries a veiled message on religious hatred in Modi’s India