Ballots, bullets, bribes and warlords
The cast and characters of the 2014 Afghan elections.
Suchitra Vijayan | Mar 31, 2014
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
‘Zarmina’ and her experience of displacement and exile.
Taran N Khan | Mar 30, 2014
The many faces of the diaspora
With tens of thousands of educated Afghans fleeing the country, an imminent brain drain threatens the reconstruction of Afghanistan after 2014.
Fariba Nawa | Mar 27, 2014
Panel Discussion: Reclaiming Afghanistan
Panel discussion and book launch
The Editors | Mar 27, 2014
Afghan war rugs
Traditional rug-making techniques meet contemporary political imagery
Nigel Lendon | Mar 26, 2014
Online identities; unfolding realities
For Afghans across the world, social media is a vehicle for mobilising, uniting and contesting ideas of community, as well as a harbinger of newer forms of courtship and love.
Zuzanna Olszewska | Mar 25, 2014
Imported human rights
The yawning gap between Western human rights discourse and action has overshadowed domestic histories of reform and the need for a grassroots approach to social change.
Norah Niland | Mar 20, 2014
Back to Southasia?
Instead of an arena for a ‘zero-sum’ India-Pakistan game, post-2014 Afghanistan may actually provide a stimulus for increased regional cooperation.
Shanthie D'Souza | Mar 15, 2014
Reed flute and gunpowder
Understanding the Afghan Taliban through their poetry.
Thomas Ruttig | Mar 14, 2014
Faces of Afghanistan’s future: preview
Portraits of Afghan children
Steve McCurry | Mar 12, 2014
Afghans authoring an uncertain future
Creative writing workshops in Kabul have enabled Afghan authors to express themselves.
Adam Klein | Mar 11, 2014
Apples and Mangoes
A story of unrequited loves.
Mohammad | Mar 10, 2014
Get Out Quick, Inc.
Ponzi: a fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors.
Ross Adkin | Mar 09, 2014
Neither here nor there in chhit mahal
Law, disorder and struggle on the chhit mahals of India and Bangladesh.
Anuradha Sharma | Mar 08, 2014
Partition’s incomplete stories
Vishwajyoti Ghosh curates a collection of graphic narratives that capture the layered history of Partition.
Vijay Prashad | Mar 03, 2014
Dubai’s ‘in-between’ Southasians
Neha Vora examines the past and present of Indians living in Dubai and grapples with issues related to their identity and belonging.
Tristan Bruslé | Mar 02, 2014
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