It’s a ‘Dammed’ affair: Energy, Politics and Development in Uttaranchal

In the past couple of weeks we have seen man made environmental disasters in two contrasting ecosystems in the Himalayan north of India and in the Urban & Ecological Jungles of Southern Malaysia and Singapore. The Singapore Haze Story is a man made healthcare scare and has had severe economic implications for the City State … More It’s a ‘Dammed’ affair: Energy, Politics and Development in Uttaranchal

Singapura: Field Notes from a personal journey ‘home’

Last week, I had travelled back on a break to the city, which really gave me an identity, a voice and played an in valuable part in shaping me through my two master degree programs. The place is Singapore and this city’s role in my consciousness was further intensified during my recent short break. Ever … More Singapura: Field Notes from a personal journey ‘home’

Mustafa Centre: A South Asian Expat’s Pilgrimage Centre

Mustafa Centre and its founders are the stuff of folk lore of the Singaporean Indian Community. From a small store in the 1970’s as my mariner uncle tells me to a behemoth on the entire Syed Alwi Lane, Mustafa has come a  long way. A recently read a couple of articles in the Indian Media … More Mustafa Centre: A South Asian Expat’s Pilgrimage Centre