Long road to democracy
On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.
The Editors | Nov 21, 2020
Elections in Sri Lanka, freedom of speech debates in India, war on drugs in Bangladesh and more
Southasiasphere: Podcast #01 - Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Sep 03, 2020
#BlackLivesMatter in Southasia, the state of opposition, and more
Southasiasphere: Issue #7- Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Jun 12, 2020
Disputed poll, divided government?
Afghan election results will determine the prospect for peace talks.
Noah Coburn | Oct 03, 2019
Bigot makes me coffee
A short story
Pooja Pande | Jun 07, 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
Echoes of Pakistan in Indian polls
Frenzied use of communal card signals the weakening of democracy.
Pervez Hoodbhoy | May 06, 2019
Afghanistan after America
US-Taliban deal could end war, but jettison hard-won rights.
Thomas Ruttig | Mar 28, 2019
The crisis in Bangladeshi democracy
Podcast interview with activist Khushi Kabir on what the results of the 2018 polls mean for Bangladesh.
The Editors | Jan 17, 2019
Himal Interviews: Human rights in Bangladesh
Podcast interview with Amnesty International's Saad Hammadi.
The Editors | Dec 17, 2018
How the IMF bailout is changing Sri Lanka’s foreign policy
The recent IMF bailout package has significantly shifted Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with major players such as China, India and the United States, though such shifts do not seem to bode well for its people
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