Joseph Allchin is a writer and journalist who has spent many years writing about and living in the greater Bay of Bengal region. His critically acclaimed first book, 'Many Rivers One Sea', looks at the politics of extremism in Bangladesh and is out now.
Bangladesh’s opaque electricity sector raises concerns about widespread corruption.
Dec 10, 2021
A matter of class
Informal patronage networks in Bangladesh have hampered the development of collective bargaining.
May 25, 2015
The shadow of the gun
Despite victory in Burma’s historic by-elections, the NLD faces many daunting obstacles to meaningful change.
Apr 12, 2012
A lady’s life
Review of an apolitical biopic on Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mar 08, 2012
Slow and steady – maybe
Trying to understand the vagaries of the new Burma.
Dec 01, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Dec 01, 2010
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
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