Southasiasphere: ISSUE #2

The long walk home for migrants, tech and surveillance in the time of COVID-19, pardoning a convicted army officer, and more.

| Apr 03, 2020

COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

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

| Mar 26, 2020

Introducing Southasiasphere: The Himal guide to the region

ISSUE #1: Covid-19 in Southasia, civilian government vs the generals in Myanmar, postponed elections in SriLanka and more.

| Mar 20, 2020

‘We are here because you were there’

A defence of immigration on the grounds of history, economics and security.

| Mar 06, 2020

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

| Feb 19, 2020

Between big data and big brother

Why the overwhelming control over data by governments and large corporations doesn’t bode well for democracy.

| Feb 18, 2020

Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

The unfinished line

Reflections on the Himal Southasian Short Story Competition 2019

| Jan 10, 2020

Performing politics

On the obscured political legacy of the dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.

| Nov 04, 2019

Nuclear dangers of the naval kind

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

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Southasiasphere: ISSUE #2

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COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

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