poverty

Global poverty: fantasy or reality?

Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.

| 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.

| 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

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.

| 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.

| Oct 01, 2010

Equalising burden-sharing

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.

| Oct 01, 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.

| Nov 01, 2005

The Madrassa and the State of Pakistan

  The madrassas of Pakistan are said to be the breeding ground for much of South and Central Asian militancy, but for the accusations made there is precious little known about these Islamic seminaries and their …

| Feb 01, 2004

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.