The path to women’s political participation in Bhutan
In Bhutan’s 2023 National Council elections, only one woman was elected to the NC from a female population of around 360,000. Despite progress in recent years, women still face challenges to political participation.
Yangchen C Rinzin | May 08, 2023
Bhutan’s media maladies
The closure of a weekly paper in Bhutan signals a troubling decline in media diversity and journalistic space.
Chhetria Patrakar | Apr 04, 2019
Bhutan elections explained
What you need to know about Bhutan’s parliamentary elections being held on 18 October.
The Editors | Oct 03, 2018
All she had to say
Gopilal Acharya | Sep 01, 2016
Can bureaucracy drive happiness?
Ross Adkin | Aug 31, 2016
Thimphu bookshops, language choice and the most recent clutch of fiction from Bhutan.
Ross Adkin | Jun 24, 2016
High stakes in the highlands
In Bhutan, collection of ‘fungus gold’ generates both cash and controversy.
Dawa Gyelmo | Feb 15, 2016
Finally becoming citizens
The personal and political implications of third-country resettlement and naturalisation for Bhutan’s refugees.
T P Mishra | Jan 05, 2015
Last rites in Syracuse
Suicide among Bhutanese refugees in the US continues to be a major concern that requires a community-based approach to mental health.
Danielle Preiss | Dec 15, 2014
A SAARC-y declaration
A mock resolution of the eighteenth Southasian regional summit.
Puja Sen and Shubhanga Pandey | Nov 27, 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