The Editors

The crisis in Pakistani journalism

In conversation with journalist and human-rights campaigner Omar Waraich.

May 31, 2019

Easter Sunday bombings and its aftermath

In conversation with political scientist Jayadeva Uyangoda on the April 2019 attacks in Sri Lanka. [INCLUDES TRANSCRIPTION]

May 15, 2019

What has Southasia been reading: 2018 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, intellectuals and journalists.

Jan 04, 2019

From Medina to Ayodhya

Physicist and public intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy on religion and politics in Southasia.

Jan 02, 2019

The Southasian conversation: Arts on the streets

Conversations with a Maldivian photographer and an Afghan artist.

Dec 10, 2018

Bhutan elections explained

What you need to know about Bhutan’s parliamentary elections being held on 18 October.

Oct 03, 2018

Himal Interviews: Sri Lanka’s right to information

Interview with senior lawyer and a member of Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena.

Sep 24, 2018

President Nasheed speaks to Himal Southasian

The former President of the Maldives speaks to us ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

Sep 21, 2018

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