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Himal Southasian

July - August
2005

Himal Southasian
Himal Southasian

September - October
2005

Himal Southasian
Himal Southasian

November - December
2005

Himal Southasian

The nearly secret Maobadi War

Red radicals of Bangladesh have been at it for five decades, but more than a law and order issue their presence points to a systemic failure of the state.

| Jul 25, 2005

Who killed Siva?

Political disquiet and the fervour of revolution in Sri Lanka.

| Jul 25, 2005

Air travel takes flight

Southasia is becoming smaller as more people fly to more destinations, within the region's countries and across their borders. As people-to-people contact increases in volume and variety, the region is being realised in new and …

| Jul 24, 2005

A constitutional order in Thimpu

A country battered by accusations of feudocratic rule and a depopulation exercise sees the release of a draft constitution as an opportunity to build a future as a 'modern' nation-state.

| Jul 22, 2005

The principle of the thing: Nepal’s king and the rule of law

Nepal's 1990 Constitution, wounded by the royal action of 1 February, must be revived and Parliament restored. The country must be saved from both the constitutional waywardness of a Pakistan and the legislative faint-heartedness of …

| Jul 22, 2005

Within Grasp: Persian Gas for the Southasian Engine

Will peace in our times be achieved because methane from Iran is allowed to enter India via Pakistan? Is it as simple as that? It is beginning to look as if it is.

| Jul 22, 2005

E par Bangla, 0 par Bangla, no thank you

If media is to help Bangladesh and India understand each other, then media on either side should first begin to understand Bangladesh and India.

| Jul 19, 2005

Caged Regionalism – The disappointment of SAFTA and BIMSTEC

In order to take advantage of the global trade regime, countries of Southasia must first develop trade between each other.

| Jul 17, 2005

Manisha take care

The career of the only non-Indian star in Bombay is on a nosedive; she needs to pull out of it fast.

| Jul 16, 2005

Khamosh Pani: The re-writer of history

Indians, and some Pakistanis, rave about a piece of pure fiction, willing to believe it as fact.

| Jul 14, 2005

Naipaul’s Naxalites

The Nobel laureate rails against failed revolutionaries in India and then, perhaps in the interest of fairness, strikes a few blows at England's working class.

| Jul 12, 2005

A general critique of the Indian NGO

The activist streak is missing in today's non-governmental organisations, and so they 'serve a function' rather than challenge the system.

| Jul 12, 2005

Citizens and denizens

India needs a Northeast policy. The Northeast needs a Northeast policy.

| Jul 09, 2005

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The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.