Author: Max Martin

Confusion, apathy defeated Cyclone Ockhi warnings and killed fishers

The lack of a well-coordinated and effective early warning system for cyclones often catches fishers on the Kerala coast unawares, especially when the electronic media is apathetic about broadcasting it, as the scores of deaths in high seas during Cyclone Ockhi proved yet again

Soosai Melkias spent the first days of December repairing his house damaged…Read more

Angry seas and pouring rain: people in search of safe ground

As extreme weather events increase across South Asia due to climate change, there is an urgent need to address the issue of forced migration of large numbers of people

At the United Nations climate meet in Bonn, disasters such as this year’s heavy rains, floods and two cyclones in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar have become a talking point…Read More

Rohingyas caught in vice grip of identity politics and land grab

The ethnic cleansing and wholesale expulsion of Rohingyas from Rakhine state in Myanmar highlight how forced migration of minority communities is driven by identity politics and land grabs for development

The recent violence waged against the Rohingyas has been described as a “textbook case of ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations…Read More