Articles

March 22, 2013

Reverse the urbanisation policies that empty Asia’s countryside

Is urbanisation really an economic panacea for the 60m who become city-dwellers each year? And will it deliver the returns expected across Africa and Asia?
April 7, 2014

A wake-up call from flight MH370 for complacent Malaysians

It serves as a call to action for Malaysians in general and the government to reshape the country and stop squandering its luck and enormous potential.
September 30, 2014

Modi’s legacy should be decent sewers, not ‘smart’ cities

He should not be distracted from the unglamorous basics, writes Chandran Nair
January 20, 2015

Real challenge is in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Somehow the drudgery of daily life for billions in the developing world must be eased through sanitation, potable water, affordable housing and secure food supplies so that they can be empowered and economically productive, while avoiding the adoption of “developed” world habits that will result in environmental catastrophe.