Cartoon Competition Winners Announced! March 1993
Himal received 376 entries from 173 cartoonists from all over the world for the Southasian Cartoon Competition on the theme Dramatic Divide: The distance between the powerful and the powerless. After careful deliberation, the three-member jury of Sadanand Menon, Madhuker Upadhyay, Kunda Dixit has made its decision. Wishing to recognise the high quality of the works submitted, the editors of Himal have also announced an Editors' Pick list of cartoons for special recognition below. Related Event: Southasian Cartoon Congress (14-15 November 2008)
Tie between Oktay Bingöl (Turkey) and Jamal Rahmati (Iran)
Abhijeet Kini (Bombay, India)
Bayram Hajizadeh (Baku, Azerbeijan)
Chime Rigzin Namgyal (Thimphu, Bhutan)
Ferreol Murillo Fuentes "FERROM" (San José, Costa Rica)
Hari Nepali (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Kamruzzaman Ratan (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Karen Haydock (Chandigarh, India)
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov (Makhmud) (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Malik Sajad (Srinagar, India)
Mir Rohullah Sadat (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Muhammad Zahoor (Peshawar, Pakistan)
N B Sudheer Nath (New Delhi, India)
Prabhakar Parshuram Wairkar (Bombay, India)
Rajesh K C (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Rodrigo Daniel Nunes de Matos (Lisboa, Portugal)
Sabir Nazar (Lahore, Pakistan)
Shantha K Herath (Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka)
Spiro Radulovic (Belgrade, Serbia)
Syed Rashad Imam "Tanmoy" (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Triambak Sharma (Rajpur, India)
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
China, Southasia and India
On May 19 2013, newly appointed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi for a series of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The visit is Keqiang's first outside of China since assuming power in March.
From our archive:
Purna Basnet discusses Chinese engagement in Nepal vis-a-vis security issues in Tibet and broader geo-strategic plans in Southasia (April 2011).
Fatima Chowdury relates the story of Calcutta's Indian Chinese community through the lens of political and economic upheavals in Southasia and China (May 2009).
Simon Long notes the importance of the Sino-Indian relationship for the rest of Southasia (September 2006).
J.N Dixit ruminates on the strategic concerns of the 'Middle Kingdom' in the wake of India's 1998 nuclear tests (June 1998).