Najaf Abbas and Usman Ather
Najaf Abbas is a filmmaker and writer based currently in Karachi, Pakistan. His work revolves largely around assessing postcolonial conditions, especially in relation to media and diasporic identity. In the past, he has been published at Mangal Media with his article, '68 KM to Rawalpindi'. @nunjeemfeh on Instagram. Usman Ather is a filmmaker and video editor based in Pakistan. @usmaanather on Instagram.
How ‘Dawn’ made Pakistan, from Delhi
'Dawn', Pakistan's iconic newspaper, was founded in Delhi in 1941. This is the story of how 'Dawn' made Pakistan, before Pakistan made 'Dawn'.
Apr 08, 2023
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
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In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region