This remarkable debut novel is one of the very best novels ever to come out of South Asia, and points to a new direction after the earlier wave of writing by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, and Vikram Seth.
Our politicians can't grasp structural issues -- they are always hoping for a fast cyclical fix before the next election. Let's acknowledge the real cause of high unemployment and get to work addressing it.
My wife and I planted a garden this year. This tiny patch of dirt has become a space where small miracles occur daily. The slow and steady growth of the garden contradicts almost everything about our fast-paced world.
The explosion of labor action in Chinese citie is bearing political fruit: Guangdong is working on a set of reforms to give muscle to collective-bargaining laws that have thus far existed mostly on paper.
There is no precedent in human experience for global warming. No human has dealt with this before. But everyone has to deal with it now. In this sense Medvedev is right, Russia is not alone. We are all is in this together.
From important new fiction by Jonathan Franzen and Yiyun Li to penetrating critiques of the current political situation by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges, there is a lot to look forward to from publishers at all levels for the rest of the summer and the fall.
The recent and unprecedented ascendancy of economics in the hierarchy of prestige and resources speaks to the academy's malaise more generally: complicity, on the one hand, and unsoundness on the other.
As civil society groups try to figure out where they fit into Haiti's quest for "development," movements for workers' rights are emerging as a counterweight to the aid agencies often associated with oppressive neo-imperialism.
Google's culture is focused on the idea that the company is the spearhead of a revolution. This sense of being part of a cause created an extremely motivated workforce, which allows Google to practice a kind of maneuver warfare.