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The town as musical score

Ritual music has historically played a crucial role in giving urban space a transcendental meaning. This link is on the verge of being broken.

| Jan 30, 2011

Living in the global glasshouse

An open letter to Sir Arthur C Clarke.

| Jan 29, 2011

Old bounds, new art

Young women are at the forefront of Kabul's modern art.

| Jan 29, 2011

The void of Nagarjuna

At a time when Buddhist teachings were under threat from multiple directions, the 'second Buddha' did much to revive and build upon them.

| Jan 29, 2011

The paars of Mannar

Although things have gone quiet for the past half-century, the pearl fishery of Ceylon was known around the world for millennia.

| Jan 29, 2011

The developmentalisation of Nepal

Donor assistance would be more effective when accompanied by a sense of accountability and elimination of the middleman.

| Jan 29, 2011

Roads and redistributive injustice

To try and disallow people from jaywalking is an encroachment on the commons.

| Jan 29, 2011

Doublethinking famine

George Orwell's potent rejection of censorship originated with the conflict between his wartime experience as propagandist to the Empire and his conviction that colonialism was responsible for hunger in British India.

| Jan 29, 2011

Kagyupa only

A creeping clampdown on Christianity in Bhutan poses the serious question of whether the kingdom has really set itself on the path to secular democracy.

| Jan 29, 2011

‘Owning’ yoga

How ‘Hindu’ is this modern version?

| Jan 29, 2011

Unsettled border

New Delhi has begun a frantic military build-up in the eastern Himalaya, based on the army chief's interests and perceived Chinese deployments in north Tibet.

| Jan 29, 2011

Arunachal justice

The state finally has a jail, but it remains far from adequate.

| Jan 29, 2011

The simulated politics of diaspora

If you listen to nationalists within the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, it's the mid-1970s and a Tamil Eelam is right around the corner.

| Jan 29, 2011

Plenum fiasco

While the recent meeting of Nepal's Maoists was supposed to offer clarity and energy for the party's future strategy, it did neither.

| Jan 29, 2011

Naya Bihar: Nitish’s next yatra

Bihar's chief minister was able to convince voters that he was changing the state for the better — and they rewarded him overwhelmingly.

| Jan 29, 2011

In many dimensions

Faiz's poetry is the cherished legacy of Southasia.

| Jan 29, 2011

‘Bol’, the Nepali people!

Faiz's progressive writings have great relevance in Nepal today, when a new constitution is being drafted amidst a troubled peace process.

| Jan 29, 2011

From home to the world

Faiz Ahmed Faiz's internationalist vision was based on working-class movements and the struggles of colonised peoples everywhere.

| Jan 29, 2011

Subsumed by history and nation

Where does Faiz the poet and pan-Southasian Marxist end and Faiz the Pakistani begin? This is a question to which Bangladeshis, among others, still seek an answer.

| Jan 28, 2011

The Light of tears

The life and poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

| Jan 28, 2011

Dipped in the heart’s blood

Faiz's English-language prose, on the whole, does not carry the resonance of his Urdu poetry.

| Jan 27, 2011

Listening to Faiz is a subversive act

Yes, even today ...

| Jan 01, 2011

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