Traces of war
Burmese refugees, art and the trauma of war.
Rohan Radheya | Feb 03, 2015
Conditioned by war
In Sri Lanka, post-war trauma and a militarised peace have created a violent society, with children the worst affected.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Feb 13, 2013
Mother to many
Pushpa Basnet, the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year, talks to Himal.
Kristen Zipperer | Dec 03, 2012
Children on the frontlines
Thomas Bell | Sep 01, 2011
Three decades later
In a short period of time, Pakistan’s publishing industry has made great strides in children’s literature – though there is still a long way to go to ensure quality.
Rumana Hussain | May 01, 2010
Making children with literature
In Afghanistan, radio stories are helping to mend childhoods.
Aunohita Mojumdar | May 01, 2010
Books that teach nothing
Let children read to be enthralled, not educated.
Anushka Ravishankar | May 01, 2010
Paradox of the Southasian welfare state
Southasian governments as a whole are already espousing a forward-looking state policy on welfare. The challenge now is to transform policy into action, while addressing the peculiar regional problem of social exclusion.
Gabriele Köhler | Sep 01, 2006
Injury and the Bangladeshi Child
It should have come as no surprise that children die in such large numbers from injury. Fortunately, there is now recognition of the problem and a willingness to do something about it.
Prashant Jha | Sep 01, 2005
The neglected case of the fallen womb
Hundreds of thousands of women in Nepal live with a prolapsed uterus and nobody cares.
The Editors | Apr 01, 2003
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region