sundarban

Why the movement against Rampal plant in Bangladesh failed

Five years after a people’s movement to stop a power plant near the Sundarban, Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League government has pushed the project through. Why did this movement fail where others in Bangladesh have succeeded?

| Feb 24, 2023

What the Sundarban tells us

Interview with Megnaa Mehtta on the Sundarban after Cyclone Amphan.

| Jun 11, 2020

Southasiasphere: Issue #6

Digital divide in online classes, long-term impact of Cyclone Amphan, and more.

| May 29, 2020

Oiled sanctuary

Why the Sundarban oil spill was a disaster waiting to happen.

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