Varun Nayar is an independent writer based in Delhi. He is the research editor at the Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru, and the nonfiction editor of the literary journal, Asymptote. He tweets @nayarvar.
The ICCPR Act, modelled on an international human rights treaty meant to prohibit national, racial and religious hatred, has been distorted in Sri Lanka to punish blasphemy and target minorities
In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government
With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election
Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir