Screen Southasia: Q&A session for ‘Is it too much to ask?’
A conversation with the filmmaker Leena Manimekalai and Smile from 'Is it too much to ask?'
The Editors | May 11, 2023
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
Beyond the binary
Gender in Southasian languages.
Abhishek Avtans | Nov 22, 2022
The making and unmaking of a star
On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.
Laxmi Murthy | Jul 26, 2018
Words and warriors
Nepali women slam poets write on their lives and times.
Puja Sen | Sep 26, 2016
Questioning Sairat’s politics
The caste and gender dynamics of Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’.
Firdaus Soni | Jul 25, 2016
Of love’s austere and lonely offices
The film Aligarh has ruffled the feathers of conservatives within and outside Aligarh Muslim University.
Samiya Javed | May 26, 2016
Women in labour
What are the implications of the rise in commercial surrogacy in India?
Vrinda Marwah | Mar 30, 2015
Of nymphs and flowering trees
Female rites of passage – Ramanujan’s Kannada tales and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Lora Tomas | Mar 20, 2015
Campus gender politics
Students at Indian universities demand better gender sensitisation.
Asmita Das | Feb 20, 2015
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