Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn’t succumb to it.
The need of the hour is not simultaneous elections, but a drastic change in the whole election process.
The latest GDP figures prove that the economy has taken a battering because of the hasty implementation of GST.
Navigating the Manikpur landscape, especially villages in the higher, more remote and forested reaches of this undulating, eerie region, you could be frozen in a time long gone.
Research found that women’s NGOs had made vital contributions to the success of development projects, but they were easily marginalised and trivialised once those projects got off the ground.
It’s hard to look at any measure of data and argue that southern states need to catch up with any BJP-ruled state. If anything, it’s Modi and his chief ministers who need to learn from Karnataka.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
Public-spiritedness does not always require self-sacrifice or deep ethical thinking, though ethics, of course, can help.
While the Odia Wikipedia community has made great strides, translating it to a digital language of knowledge will require solving technical challenges and enlisting a more diverse set of contributors and editors.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
The pitch comes close on the heels of China’s OBOR initiative, which aims to connect the Eurasian landmass and Indo-Pacific maritime routes.
The Modi government’s failure on crucial development fronts such as farmer incomes and job creation may hold the key in understanding the rapid shift in narrative from human development to nationalism.
The central and state governments need to engage with the youth in Kashmir, channelising their energies into vocational training, employment opportunities and engagement with the rest of India.
A Food and Agriculture Integrated Development Action program implemented independently through a health, education and employment center has transformed Nandangram village in West Bengal by growing high quality farm produce.
Large-scale hydropower and other projects are destroying both the livelihoods and culture of local people.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
The solitary cyclist travels the Chambal valley through heat, dust and rain to meet and give voice to those who risk being forgotten in India’s quest for development.
Officials are still denying the devastating impact of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the lives of lakhs of people.
Let’s blame the developed world for being the principal culprit for global warming. But let’s not allow the developer world within India for the loss of water bodies, water ways and flood plains.
If Tesfaye still had that phone, the phone that Teddy borrowed and never returned, he would have his contacts. If he had his contacts, he would still have his home.