Phanek and the fabric of resistance

The documentary 'Bloody Phanek' explores social and political realities in Manipur.

Long road to democracy

On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.

Nepal’s citizenship battles

On the systemic discrimination against women in Nepal’s citizenship laws.

Megha Majumdar’s novel depicts a world where progress requires bigotry.

Southasiasphere podcast episode 03: Updates and analysis from around the region.

What rape trials demonstrate about the failures of Indian law enforcement and criminal justice.

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A fading khaki tapestry

The death of small languages in Pakistan represents the death of civilisations.

| Mar 17, 2015

A magically depicted reality

'Song of Ceylon' is possibly the finest account of the island and a film which helped define the evolving documentary form.

| Jan 01, 2010

The dragon bites its tail – Part II

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A longform piece on Bhutan’s Lhotshampa question [1992].

| Jul 17, 1992

Keeping devolution alive

Even with the end of the LTTE as a pseudo state power, it is clear that without power-sharing and the recognition of the rights of all communities, the authoritarian regime of Mahinda Rajapakse will only …