Amish Raj Mulmi
Amish Raj Mulmi is the author of ‘All Roads Lead North: Nepal’s Turn to China’ (2021). His writings have appeared in Al Jazeera, Roads and Kingdoms and Mint Lounge, among others. He is a consulting editor at Writer’s Side Literary Agency. Amish covers Nepal as a regular contributor to Himal Briefs.
Whose Himalaya is it?
John Keay, Erika Fatland and Ed Douglas’ books on the Himalaya exhibit ways of seeing, or failing to see, the mountains and their people
Mar 01, 2023
A plot twist makes Pushpa Kamal Dahal prime minister of Nepal
Dahal, aka ‘Prachanda’, turned his back on an earlier alliance with the Nepali Congress to side with the CPN-UML. Now he must lead a coalition government with former foes and emergent new parties.
Dec 28, 2022
Nepal’s economic alarm bells
Fiscal mismanagement and cronyism in Nepal have come under growing public scrutiny.
Jul 30, 2022
A field day
Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.
May 27, 2022
The yam between three boulders
How both US and Chinese diplomacy floundered in Nepal amid controversy over a development grant.
Apr 07, 2022
The study of myths and histories in Southasia needs to transcend modern political boundaries.
Aug 10, 2020
China’s Indian Ocean?
What the simplistic narratives on China’s advances in the Indian Ocean miss.
May 12, 2020
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups