“Ambedkar would have spoken out”

Project Syndicate talks with Shashi Tharoor an MP for the Indian National Congress and the author, most recently, of Ambedkar: A Life

In realms of the senses

We have all been taught in school that human beings communicate through only five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. American...

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A mine of stories from Gurja

This hidden village in the shadow of Mt Dhaulagiri is a microcosm of rural Nepal

Sonia Awale

Seriously funny political humour

The Soviets had just invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968 to crush the Prague Spring pro-democracy movement. A year later, the Czechs were in...

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It’s sink or swim for the Himalaya

The Himalaya is a hotspot in more ways than one. Climate breakdown is melting its ice at an unprecedented rate, countries that...

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An archive of one’s own

What does it mean to have a book you can hold in your hands? It can mean having something to read — as simple...

Change on a Himalayan scale

German journalist Peter Hinze always had a fascination for the Himalaya, and later for trail-running.  On one of his trips to Nepal, at...

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A ray of hope for Nepal

Takashi Miyahara was a Japanese development worker who was first assigned to Nepal in the 1960s, when the powers he had ordained...

The stone-breaker’s daughter

Six-year-old Hima Tamata used to look at her reflection in a pool on the banks of a river near Surkhet. The still...

The climate crisis in fiction and non-fiction

Born in Calcutta, and now a New York-based writer, Amitav Ghosh approaches the subject of the global environmental crisis through two literary genres: fiction...

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