Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

By Debasis Dash Copyright: Nikkei Asian Review On November 17, 2019, the former defence secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidential elections with 52.5% vote. While his rival, Sajith Premadasa from United National Party (UNP), came second in the presidential race with 43.8% vote. The Sinhalese majority from south, central and western part … Continue reading Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework

Manishankar Prasad courtesy: New Scientist The frame which Sustainability operates has been reduced to a risk management smart beta, where it is a proxy for qualitative risk on a project level. But the conceptual lens has a great potential for understanding long term scenario planning as countries like Singapore or even other parts of the … Continue reading Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework

Unpacking the Blackbox of Impact Assessment Reportage: ESHIA/SEA/CIA as Actionable Intelligence

"Critical Analysis is the cornerstone for gap assessment and a starting point for change" Environmental, Health and Social Impact Assessment (ESHIA)is the dominant epistemic paradigm to assess and evaluate the impacts of developmental interventions in the infrastructure arena globally from power plants to ports. However, Sustainability Community is usually too stuck up in a system … Continue reading Unpacking the Blackbox of Impact Assessment Reportage: ESHIA/SEA/CIA as Actionable Intelligence