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Past articles by Thomson:

Once known for its sweatshops, Bangladesh is slowly moving towards sustainable production

A decade after the deadly Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh is home to nine of the world’s top 10 sustainable garment factories. → Read More

India’s push for digital sovereignty has raised fears of increased surveillance

For the government, reining in local tech firms can be a lot easier. → Read More

Bangladesh is a global pioneer in preparing for climate migrants

To offer people uprooted by climate impacts a better future, urban centres are seeking local adaptation solutions, including jobs. → Read More

India wants a clean energy transition deal – and its coal too

The mixed signals indicate the country will phase out coal only when it is sure the transition won’t cause power disruptions. → Read More

The lives of Indian workers in the US have been upended by layoffs and cutbacks at tech companies

Under the terms of H1-B visas, workers who are laid off will have to leave the country in 60 days unless they can find another job. → Read More

Parents in the US are suing Instagram and Snapchat for the mental health struggles of their children

A sharp increase in depression and suicide among US teenagers coincided with a surge in social media use about a decade ago. → Read More

Sri Lanka’s economic meltdown has forced many of its elderly onto the streets

In a country where large numbers of older workers lack pensions, some have turned to begging and charities to cope. → Read More

‘They’ve nothing else here’: The poor steal coal in Jharkhand’s mining hubs in order to survive

Lack of jobs has left some with no option but to scavenge coal. → Read More

In Maharashtra, sugarcane workers suffer debt bondage as climate change ruins crops

Rights activists have raised the alarm about a cycle of debt that results in long days, illness and injury as workers struggle to work off what they owe. → Read More

In hot Rajasthan, solar-powered coolers help herders earn more from camel milk

Instant milk chillers are helping pastoralists in Thar Desert keep their dairy fresh as temperatures rise. → Read More

Young professionals are fleeing crisis-hit Pakistan in hope of a better future

More than 8 lakh Pakistanis left the country in 2022. → Read More

A new digital ID in Kashmir stokes confusion and fears of greater surveillance

Officials claim the new family identification number, unique to every household, is for easy access to social welfare programmes. → Read More

Trouble in Joshimath raises questions about hydroelectric projects in fragile mountain ecosystems

Officials regard hydropower as essential for India to meet its renewable energy goals but recent events have cast a shadow on the viability of the power source. → Read More

How baby bond schemes are helping combat racial economic inequalities in the US

The programmes ensure that poorer children start out their adult lives with a nest egg. → Read More

Bangladesh pins hopes on nuclear energy as its way out of power cuts and rising fuel prices

The under-construction Rooppur nuclear plant is expected to cater to 15 million households. → Read More

Police in India are expanding their surveillance reach by tapping into private security systems

An app that lets Indians share CCTV footage with the police raises questions about the pitfalls of private surveillance. → Read More

In Odisha, activists allege that funds meant for mine-affected villagers are being spent on hock

The investment in hockey infrastructure using money set aside to boost local welfare has sparked protests. → Read More

Greta Thunberg’s journey from youth activist to global climate leader

The fierce environmental campaigner turned 20 on January 3. → Read More

Opinion: A multipronged assault on women’s rights is underway around the world

Spain blocking a website that provides women with information on reproductive rights was in violation of women’s digital rights as well as right to information. → Read More

Vietnamese government is using its new digital laws to crack down on dissenters

The authorities have passed a raft of legislations and are deploying the state machinery to go after people who have criticised the government on social media. → Read More