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    Development rhetoric and public health

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    WE ARE living in a country and political culture where development rhetoric seems to be a way of washing away and hiding harsh realities that we are actually steeped in. Showy mega-projects costing billions are...

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    Bolsonaro’s grave plans for Amazon rainforest

    Manuella Libardi | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    LEAKED documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint slides, which...

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    Kashmir, Arundhati Roy and ground realities

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    UNDOUBTEDLY, the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status laid out in the Indian constitution has been a paradigm shift. It was perhaps a coincidence that Arundhati Roy’s book of essays My Seditious Heart came...

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    Human rights from the ground up

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    IF WE look at some of the earliest critiques of the global capitalist system, they call for a return to more small-scale, locally grounded economies and ways of life. This is true for indigenous peoples’ centuries of...

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    Rajuk’s failures that have endangered the capital city

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    BLATANT breaches of the laws that protect wetland, flood flow zones, open space and natural water reservoirs by real estate companies speak of a never-ending...

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    School, college education must be better managed

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    CONCERNS have been raised about classroom teaching in schools and colleges as lessons are often not completed keeping to the guidelines set in the curriculums....

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    State-breaking is not nation making

    by Neera Chandhoke | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    IN INDIA most linguistic and ethnic groups aspire for a state of their own. Militants have taken up arms against the government and against other...

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    Einstein’s atomic regrets

    by Karl Grossman | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    ‘IF I had known that the Germans would not succeed in constructing an atom bomb, I never would have moved a finger’, wrote Albert Einstein...

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