Monthly Archives: January 30, 2012

  • “We should look behind the curtain”

    January 30, 2012

    State-owned companies are pushing for a “Great Leap Forward” in dam building. But Chinese NGOs can hold them to account, environmentalist Yu Xiaogang tells Isabel Hilton.

  • How not to discuss water with China

    January 19, 2012

    Debating the precise, quantifiable flows of the Brahmaputra will not foster regional cooperation. Water diplomats should discuss the river’s environmental value instead, argues Rohan D’Souza.

  • Sharing the benefits of large dams

    January 17, 2012

    Planners and donors for a new wave of African dam projects should learn lessons from the past and not treat local people as mere obstacles, argues Jamie Skinner.

  • Digital Himalaya

    January 06, 2012

    The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. Based at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and Yale University.

  • Kalimpong online news

    January 06, 2012

    Trilingual English, Nepali and Hindi website of the Kalimpong Press Club covers Darjeeling, Kalimpong and less comprehensively Sikkim.  

  • Disaster in paradise

    January 06, 2012

    Two years ago a massive landslide devastated Pakistan’s Hunza Valley. People in the region remain stranded even now and not enough has been done to prevent future calamities, writes Noreen Haider.