Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism
Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.
Lotte Hoek | Sep 15, 2015
Remembering our own
The Blood Telegram by Gary J Bass reminds us that 1971 is an evolving story.
Garga Chatterjee | Sep 07, 2015
The man who would not die
Humayun Ahmed's storytelling power could draw astounding emotions out of otherwise worn-out middle-class Bangladeshis.
Iffat Nawaz | Aug 01, 2012
Good on paper
Shanta Basnet Dixit | Jan 01, 2010
Looking Biharis in the eye
They are another souvenir of Partition, the Biharis – or stranded Pakistanis – of Bangladesh.
Kabita Parajuli | Aug 01, 2006
Back in ’71: US policy revisited
Newly declassified US records show a more full and gruesome picture of what took place behind the scenes of the 1911 Southasian Crisis in Islamabad, New Delhi and Washington, DC. They also show a softer …
Imtiaz Ahmed | May 01, 2006
Back to the future?
Adnan Rehmat | Apr 01, 2001
General in the labyrinth
Ashok K. Mehta | Nov 01, 1998
Friendship at arms-length
Afsan Chowdhury | Jun 01, 1998
Telling It As It Was
Beena Sarwar | Dec 01, 1997
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