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Digitizing Ration Cards: Curbing Corruption or Securing Food Security for All?
Examining India’s attempts to reduce bureaucratic corruption within the systems used to distribute food rations to poor households across the country through the digitization of ration cards.
Planning for the Management of Indian Wetland Regions
India's Kerala is facing a shortage in its total agricultural production. The share of rice production from Kuttanad region is around 30% of the state’s total production. This research paves the way for the preparation ...
Views on the Model Minority Stereotype in a South Asian Canadian Context
Safa’s study focused on the Model Minority Stereotype (MMS), which depicts Asians as scoring high in certain seemingly positive attributes (e.g., competence and achievement), whilst also scoring high in seemingly negative ...
Understandings of Military Power, Intoxication and Love in Kashmir, India
In her essay, Harkit considers how patients at the Drug De-addiction Centre in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir reconfigure their relationship to substance abuse through the performance of alternate narratives that ...
The Social Life of Flooding in Jakarta
The issues around flooding have increasingly received attention in a variety of fields, and Jakarta has been a primary case study. Jakartans, at different times and under different circumstances, make sense of flooding and ...
International Higher Education and Social Stratification: Education Migration Narratives of Chinese International Students in Toronto
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is experiencing studying abroad fever. The pursuit of international higher education (IHE) is no longer just for knowledge acquisition but has taken on a new significance for the middle ...
New Directions in Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia
This work examines neoliberalizing changes in environmental governance and argues that the implications for local resource users cannot be simply read off of how these projects are designed, but need to be understood in ...