From the Editor’s Desk

What the Nuclear Ban Implies: Struggles Against Nukes by Communities and Smaller Countries Are Now Legal

What the Nuclear Ban Implies: Struggles Against Nukes by Communities and Smaller Countries Are Now Legal

The coming into effect of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will empower and breathe new life into the struggles of affected communities, destroyed landscapes  and smaller countries for a nuclear-free world.

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

Kumar Sundaram | Despite the hype that Trump’s recent visit generated – of an upgrade of US-India relations to a ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ and so on – there is very little that India stands to gain. In the absence of any new meaningful and people-centric cooperation on trade, environment, education or technology, this nuclear tango will only remain a farcical buildup at the cost of the safety and livelihoods of Indian citizens.

Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

Cyber Vulnerability of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Risks More Pronounced than the Current Episode Reveals

Kumar Sundaram | The NPCIL must come clear on the larger issue of suppliers and systems involved in the KKNPP. Transparency is a pre-requisite when the safety of millions of Indian citizens is at stake. Also, the foreign control of crucial infrastructure is an important aspect that simply cannot be ignored.

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

From the Editor’s Desk |A number of occasions coalesced together this month to inspire discussion around Amitav Ghosh’s scintillating career as a leading literary figure from South Asia. It is also 20 years since he published ‘Countdown’ in 1999 – a petite, but deeply insightful book, written soon after India’s nuclear tests. Yet the book finds infrequent mention in the several praises that have been penned in honour of Ghosh, following the award.