People & Politics

All the presidential men

Sri Lanka's presidential elections in memes.

| Nov 10, 2019

Nuclear dangers of the naval kind

Southasia needs to pay attention to the increased risk of a nuclearised ocean

As normal as it gets

A Kashmiri family tries to talk.

| Oct 17, 2019

The NRC’s spillover effect

Neighbouring states in the Northeast follow in the footsteps of Assam.

Disputed poll, divided government?

Afghan election results will determine the prospect for peace talks.

| Oct 03, 2019

Quiet and on the edge

A first-time visitor’s observations of present-day Kashmir.

| Sep 27, 2019

Kashmir switched off

A ground report from the Valley in the weeks following lockdown.

Reframing the Dalit experience

A new photobook on Dalits in Nepal brings out previously unheard voices and unseen visions.

| Aug 22, 2019

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