Why the movement against Rampal plant in Bangladesh failed
Five years after a people’s movement to stop a power plant near the Sundarban, Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League government has pushed the project through. Why did this movement fail where others in Bangladesh have succeeded?
Anupam Debashis Roy | Feb 24, 2023
The election-commission conundrum
Is the newly formed Election Commission in Bangladesh up for the daunting task ahead?
Anupam Debashis Roy | Apr 28, 2022
Stranded in Geneva Camp
Life in the largest refugee camp for Bangladesh’s Urdu-speaking community.
Gabriele Cecconi | Jun 27, 2019
What the Indian elections mean for Southasia
In conversation with photographer, journalist and activist Shahidul Alam. [INCLUDES THE TRANSCRIPT]
The Editors | May 23, 2019
Journalists On Trial
A SAMDEN-Himal initiative to track legal attacks on journalists and media groups in Southasia.
SAMDEN and Himal Southasian | May 03, 2019
Scoping the bigger picture
A photography festival in Dhaka seeks new answers to the erosion of public freedoms.
Hadrien Diez | Apr 10, 2019
The disappearing act
Al Jazeera website inaccessible in Bangladesh after publication of an investigative report.
Chhetria Patrakar | Mar 25, 2019
Innocent until found protesting
Workers in Bangladesh’s garment industry see no relief despite wage increases.
Sushmita S Preetha | Mar 13, 2019
Stilettoes of steel
An interview with Dhaka-based artist Tayeba Begum Lipi.
Dilpreet Bhullar | Feb 18, 2019
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