Dying day by day
Taking stock of mental and social health in Kashmir.
Fayaz Bukhari | Nov 01, 2002
Making it happen in Kashmir
Sri Lanka is moving ahead with path-breaking peace talks. At the northern end of South Asia, the relative success of the legislative assembly elections provides New Delhi with an opportunity to revise its long-hardened policy …
Praful Bidwai | Nov 01, 2002
America, Pakistan, Democracy
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar | Nov 01, 2002
“Let the people go to hell”
C K Lal | Nov 01, 2002
Being taken captive with considerable hospitality by would-be émigrés, taking a boat ride up the swollen Ganga delta, and touring Dhaka's richest neighbourhood prove that travel in Bangladesh will be many things, but never a …
Andrew Nash | Nov 01, 2002
The Sweet Perfume of Numafung
A feature film from Nepal remains ethnographically sensitive and provides a window to the specificities of the patriarchy that controls rural life in one corner of the country.
Seira Tamang | Nov 01, 2002
The Subcontinent of South Aisa
Kanak Mani Dixit | Nov 01, 2002
Jehan Perera | Nov 01, 2002
Development critique: Blight in donor’ed Bangladesh
Donor agencies regularly charge their host governments and bureaucracies of corruption, but what about the lack of accountability of the agencies themselves? In Dhaka, the donor elite is beginning to be taken on.
Salim Rashid | Nov 01, 2002
Development critique: From evil state to civil society
Two decades of NGO-led development in Nepal has been accompanied by a steady privatisation of the state's welfare functions and an erosion of community institutions. A retrospective assessment of the impact of NGO activity.
Saubhagya Shah | Nov 01, 2002
‘Holy’ cow and ‘unholy’ dalit
The bovine becomes divine, the cow becomes 'mother', the untouchables get dehumanised.
Siriyavan Anand | Nov 01, 2002
LIBERATION OF THE CHILD DOMESTIC
The closets of millions in middle class South Asia contain a dirty little secret, – the treatment of children who are harnessed to work as domestics. Can we go beyond bemoaning the situation, and do …
T Mathew | Nov 01, 2002
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today