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Long road to democracy

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

Nov 21, 2020

Elections in Myanmar, opposition rallies in Pakistan, COVID-19 vaccines in Southasia

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

Nov 06, 2020

Rape under trial

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

Nov 04, 2020

Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

Oct 20, 2020

Constitutional change in Sri Lanka, Afghan peace talks, Bhutan-Bangladesh trade agreements and more

Southasiasphere podcast episode 02: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Oct 05, 2020

What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India

And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.

Oct 02, 2020

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

Sep 08, 2020

Elections in Sri Lanka, freedom of speech debates in India, war on drugs in Bangladesh and more

Southasiasphere: Podcast #01 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

Sep 03, 2020

Third Wave: COVID-19 & the mental health crisis

A crossborder conversation from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, 2020

Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

Aug 06, 2020

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