Interview

Long road to democracy

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

| Nov 21, 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

What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India

And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.

| Oct 02, 2020

Third Wave: COVID-19 & the mental health crisis

A crossborder conversation from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

| Aug 14, 2020

India’s other China problem

Indian research and scholarship on China suffers from a narrow focus on ‘national interest’.

| Jun 19, 2020

What behavioural science tells us about the COVID-19 response

And why it should shape government policies.

| May 06, 2020

IMF, World Bank and COVID-19

How have global financial institutions responded to the economic crisis triggered by the viral outbreak?

| Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

A legal analysis of the origins and possible impacts of emergency law.

| Mar 26, 2020

Poppies and power in Afghanistan

How drug trade, foreign aid and global politics impacted the Afghan state and society.

| Mar 11, 2020

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