State of emergency
An inside account of the Nepali state’s emergency response to the April earthquake.
Deepak Adhikari | Jul 29, 2015
The neoliberal aftershock
How the 2001 Gujarat earthquake gave a fillip to Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’.
Edward Simpson and Michele Serafini | Jul 28, 2015
The perfect storm and the final famine
Natural disasters have shaped political consensus on development in Bangladesh.
Naomi Hossain | Jul 24, 2015
The science behind earthquakes in the Himalaya.
Roger Bilham | Jul 21, 2015
Why the Sundarban oil spill was a disaster waiting to happen.
Lalon Sander and Naushad Ali Husein | Jul 21, 2015
On the first feminist science fiction in the Subcontinent.
Laxmi Murthy | Jul 19, 2015
In search of welfare
In Sri Lanka, disasters and welfare policy shape each other.
Kalinga Tudor Silva | Jul 17, 2015
Before the light
Gaurav Deka | Jul 15, 2015
'Hasan Ki Surat-e-Haal' marks an important formal departure from Pakistan’s Urdu literature.
Haider Shahbaz | Jul 15, 2015
Blackness in brown spaces
Despite historical linkages, Africans in Southasia endure prejudice and institutional discrimination.
Sinthujan Varatharajah | Jul 14, 2015
Everybody loves a good earthquake
Or how a natural disaster in the neighbourhood is just what belligerent foreign policy needs.
Pamela Philipose | Jul 12, 2015
The 13 men from Subalpur
Sonia Faleiro's book on the Birbhum gang rape is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.
Madhusree Mukerjee | Jul 10, 2015
Development as disaster
Tamil Nadu’s coastline is seeing rapid changes that make it more vulnerable.
Nityananda Jayaraman | Jul 09, 2015
Violence frame by frame
A new documentary looks at the build-up to the Muzaffarnagar riots and the aftermath.
Taran N Khan | Jul 01, 2015
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