Watt is the problem
Grid collapse points to enduring neglect of infrastructure in India's power sector, argues Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
The arid city
Why must households pay first-rate costs for third-grade water delivery, asks Asit K. Biswas, founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
India's needless hunger
India's national shame is that nearly one in five Indians suffers from chronic hunger, as explained by Asit K. Biswas (Founder, Third World Centre for Water Management) and Rajiv Gupta.
Yamuna, Ganga clean-up: Fact or Fiction?
Asit K. Biswas, recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, the "Nobel Prize for Water", has shared with us this fascinating article on water pollution in India.
India's squalid slums
As Katherine Boo describes so vividly in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers", life in an urban slum in Mumbai can be full of squalor and deprivations.
BRICS, still an acronym, not yet a reality
Emanuele Schibotto provides us with an insightful and critical perspective on the concept of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
Amartya Sen on globalization
Amartya Sen's article on "How to judge globalism" is very much worth reading, ten years on.
Living on $2 a day
If you are living on more than $2 a day, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank. But what is life like for those living just out of poverty?
UK to end financial assistance to India
No new British financial aid grants will be made to India -- even though India has the world's highest number of poor people, many of whom suffer from chronic hunger. Does this make sense?
An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia?
Australia should be developing an "Indo-Pacific Strategy" involving the three giants of the region, China, India and the US, according to Rory Medcalf of the Lowy Institute.
India is a land of many paradoxes. It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring. But it is also ...
Poverty in India
Over the past two decades, India has become one of the stars of the world economy thanks to its rapid growth.
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