From groundwater depletion to toxic air pollution, modernising development pathways are linked with grave unsustainability challenges, as they extend the unbridled extraction of “goods” from nature while carelessly dumping back the “bads.” http://bit.ly/2QDKhZv
Do longer lives mean better lives?
Colonial theories of tropical air suggest that the Indian lung is uniquely suited to a dusty environment. When invoked in the present, though, this obviates the need for urgent pollution abatement action. http://bit.ly/37M4Glj
Ritwik Ghatak’s storytelling was full of the kind of merciless truth and honesty that society expects from artists, but is never quite willing or ready to receive. http://bit.ly/2LgwPXT
Contemporary designers and architects would do well to revisit Gaston Bachelard’s work to imbue the spaces they create with meaning. http://bit.ly/2r6ytVg
The fight against opium poppy production in Manipur can be won only if economically viable alternatives are provided to farmers who are excluded from development initiatives in the state.
The human rights model must desert the metaphors of the savage, the victim and the saviour to make way for a genuine global discourse on rights.