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Where is Arsalan Miyan?

A short story about the psychological cost of violence. [WITH AUDIO READING]

| Apr 27, 2018

Believers’ dilemma – I

Never before has the RSS been more confident of its role in shaping India’s future. (This is part one of a two-part essay)

| Jun 01, 2016

The wedding march

For many employed in wedding bands in Nepal, the job is a quiet resignation to the lack of opportunities.

| Dec 30, 2015

An unjust war

‘Love Jihad’ and honour killings are strategies to quell challenges to caste, class and gender conventions.

| Dec 27, 2015

The ghosts of Harlem past

The history of Southasians in America is richer than the discourse suggests.

| Mar 16, 2015

Pollution and purity

As millions bathe in the sacred rivers they themselves have polluted during the Kumbh Mela, where does the schism between Hindu notions of nature and actual nature conservation lie?

| Mar 15, 2013

People of a Southasian past

A colonial experiment in ethnographic photography offers a rare glimpse into Southasia’s communities circa the 19th century

| Jan 21, 2013

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