Living with Debt

If one journeys up the Hooghly River from Kolkata (Calcutta), the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, one can get a condensed impression of India’s colonial past. Dotted along the river banks are the towns of Bandel, Chinsurah, Serampore, and Chandannagar, where the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Danes, and the French respectively settled. […]

Stemming Refugee Flows, Warehousing Refugee Souls

“We will not accept turning the country into a permanent warehouse of souls,” Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, recently declared as he contested the Austrian-led coordination of stringent border enforcement along the Western Balkan migratory route, from the Macedonia-Greek border just north of Idomeni to the Austrian-Slovenian border. Asked about the proliferation of barbed […]