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Protests in Gwadar, a BBC documentary on Modi, Tamil fiction in translation and more

January 25, 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region

| Jan 25, 2023

Yameen’s conviction, the Taliban ban on women’s education, Kite Tales and more

Southasiasphere episode January 11, 2023: Updates and analysis from around the region

| Jan 11, 2023

Nepal elections, Pakistan’s new Army Chief, ‘Moshari’, and more.

Southasiasphere episode 22: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Dec 16, 2022

The hidden cost

A conversation with Equidem's Namrata Raju on migrant worker rights and the Qatar World Cup.

| Dec 06, 2022

Protests in Swat Valley, Kashmiri journalists barred from travel, ‘Trijya’ and more.

Southasiasphere episode 21: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Nov 04, 2022

The human dimension to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

On rising poverty, income inequality, and potential solutions.

| Oct 14, 2022

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

| Sep 30, 2022

Unpacking the floods in Pakistan

On root causes, challenges and gaps in state capacity.

| Sep 23, 2022

A Year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Pakistan floods, Indian Matchmaking, and more.

Southasiasphere episode 19: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Sep 02, 2022

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Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

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

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

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

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire