Who needs borders?

A freewheeling discussion on borders and borderlands in Southasia.

There is something about Parveen

The cultures of fame, shame, and fear in Bollywood’s tryst with mental health.

 Afghan women activists face a difficult future under a Taliban administration.

On the country’s fraught histories of international development.

The role of contact languages in multilingual milieux.

Recent fundraisers for tuition fees reveals continued caste discrimination in academia.

From Himal Archives EXPLORE

The women who did not die

Thousands of Indian male farmers commit suicide every year. What happens to their families?

| Nov 14, 2016

Bangladeshi inquisitions

Freedom of expression in Bangladesh is caught between the machete and the magistrate.

| Sep 01, 2015

Axing Chipko

Chipko is not a movement, it 'was' one. Its energies sapped by excessive adulation, the movement wound up too quickly. For a while, though, Chipko came tantalisingly close to providing for a corner of South …