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Drawing a line: Pakistan’s jihad against the internet

Urooj Zia examines Pakistan’s cascading clamp-down on its citizens’ access to the internet and the worrying precedents it sets

| Jul 25, 2013

Marriage 2.0

A rogue exploration of caste, class and gender on Shaadi.com

| Jul 15, 2013

Living in public

A queer internet space with a simple goal: safe housing for gay people in India.

| Jul 15, 2013

The woman who pretended to be who she was (online)

As the internet changes, it challenges us to ask who we really are both online and offline

| Jul 15, 2013

Poriborton is not revolution

Ranabir Samaddar’s new book traces the failures of West Bengal politics over the last four decades, but sees revolution where there has been none.

| Jul 15, 2013

A and the i-stalk

Runner-up in the Online-istan fiction competition.

| Jul 15, 2013

Deride and conquer

Shashank Kela’s book on Adivasi history contextualises and re-evaluates their current struggles

| Jul 15, 2013

Who is Taslima Nasrin?

An attempt to unravel the mythology and persona of the controversial author

| Jul 15, 2013

Question marks

Winner of the first prize in the Online-istan fiction competition.

| Jul 15, 2013

Seeding the future

The use of modern seeds stands to erode the genetic diversity of local seed varieties in Nepal

| Jul 15, 2013

Journeys of a digital immigrant

A personal account of how technology is changing the life and work of a journalist, and of the Lankan media.

| Jul 14, 2013

Comfortable in the virtual closet

The internet has allowed for an important kinship to spring up within the Bangladeshi gay community.

| Jul 11, 2013

Digital native

Online networks have only marginally promoted civil society activism in Southasia

| Jul 11, 2013

The wireless village

A pioneering rural internet scheme in Nepal, and the man behind it, point toward a more inclusive digital future

| Jul 09, 2013

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