Table of Contents
CoverWhy Pakistan is not a nation
By: Pervez Hoodbhoy
The question of Balochistan
By: Urooj Zia
What are we to celebrate?
By: Qalandar Bux Memon
Subduing the control freak
By: Fahd Husain
Fire and the federation
By: Syed Talat Hussain
BriefsRound-up of regional news
EssayA republican agenda
By: Shashank Kela
CommentaryREGION: Nations and states
REGION: Ceding Afghanistan
'And never the twain'
NEPAL: The Maoist-non-Maoist polarisation
ReportAn inevitable disaster
By: Hermann Kreutzmann
By: Bidushi Dhungel
AnalysisA profitable education
By: Sadhna Saxena
OpinionKacha Garhi to the Kensington Oval
By: Mujib Mashal
SightingPreserving the 'little bastards'
By: Richard Boyle
Time and a placeA fatal intersection
By: Liyanage Amarakeerthi
By: C K Lal
MediafileTidbits from the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
ReflectionsThe Road to Brazil
By: Roman Gautam
ReviewMelting-pot constituencies : 'Karachiwala : A subcontinent within a city' by Rumana Husain
By: Beena Sarwar
Beyond two dimensions : 'Strange Maps : An atlas of cartographic curiosities' by Frank Jacobs
By: Anne Feenstra
Representing Pakistan to the world : 'Quiet Diplomacy : Memoirs of an ambassador of Pakistan' by Jamsheed Marker
By: Khaled Ahmed
By: Deepika Arwind
Front Cover Panel 1Pakistan, a nation?
ProfileA high, late honour
By: Jessica Mudditt
InterviewRaja Devasish Roy
By: Hana Shams Ahmed
Southasian ClassifiedsActionAid Pakistan Vacancy announcement
By: Ed Douglas
Front RightpanelBursting bloated bladders of lies and pomposity
On the way upSad metropolis
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
Photographs and text by Amar Guriro
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).