A tale of river-borne erosion in Assam.
Ankur Tamuli Phukan | Sep 24, 2013
The Languages of Lollywood
How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.
Tariq Rahman | Sep 20, 2013
The Importance of Being Idyll
Despite a nascent democratic culture, Bhutanese filmmakers face multiple challenges in their attempts to capture ‘life at the crossroads’
Reena Mohan | Sep 16, 2013
Remembrance of things future
The third wave of Bhojpuri cinema reveals much about India’s shifting class dynamics.
Avijit Ghosh | Sep 15, 2013
Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seated and worrying social norms.
Laxmi Murthy | Sep 15, 2013
In defense of the song sequence
The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous filler, but there is substance to it
Jai Arjun Singh | Sep 15, 2013
Patriotism and Pakistani Cinema
Pakistani cinema has declined in output in recent decades, but does banning Indian movies help its revival?
Haroon Khalid | Sep 15, 2013
Pictures in Paradise
Entertainment in the Maldives
JJ Robinson | Sep 15, 2013
Seductions of the Neoliberal Nation
Bollywood films present unexpected interpretations of the 2002 Gujarat violence
Oishik Sircar | Sep 15, 2013
Encounters with Bollywood in Kabul
How Southasia’s dominant film industry is embraced but also appropriated by Kabulis
Taran N Khan | Sep 15, 2013
Between Qaum and the nation
Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movement for Pakistan.
Vijay Prashad | Sep 15, 2013
The Rise and Fall of Assamese Film
Assamese film swings between adherence to Bollywood tropes, and a rejection of Hindi cinema’s dominance.
Debojit Dutta | Sep 15, 2013
On Faith and Filth
Cheryl Colopy’s book explores water policy and management in Southasia but lacks critical depth in its assessment.
Amita Baviskar | Sep 11, 2013
Manjula Padmanabhan | Sep 07, 2013
Kathmandu and the Reality of Bollywood
The popularity of Hindi films in Kathmandu is such that, while awaiting the rise of ‘national cinema’, there is a need to adjust philosophically to the presence of Bollywood
Kanak Mani Dixit | Sep 01, 2013
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