water

Liquid power

On the feats and failings of Southasia’s attempts at regulating water.

| Nov 14, 2019

Blind water

A short story.

| Feb 26, 2019

Hydro Nationalism

As SAARC prepares to meet in Dhaka, they must understand that our rivers bring us together, and river engineering projects should not be used to break us apart.

| Nov 01, 2005

Rivers of collective belonging

Continuing the debate on the river linking proposal of the Government of India, a Kathmandu-based water engineer-turned-social auditor examines the history of the emergence of the hydraulic technocracy in the Subcontinent and the principles on …

| Oct 01, 2003

The decolonisation of water

An engineer-turned-social auditor produces a book for the classroom that comprehensively critiques the certitudes of the global and South Asian water technocracy.

| Aug 01, 2003

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