The hidden cost
A conversation with Equidem's Namrata Raju on migrant worker rights and the Qatar World Cup.
The Editors | Dec 06, 2022
Why does Everest matter?
Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.
Lachlan Fleetwood | Aug 05, 2022
The quintessential prey
Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.
Megnaa Mehtta | Jul 26, 2021
Global poverty: fantasy or reality?
Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.
Rishabh Kumar | Jun 25, 2021
No one left behind?
Despite COVID-19’s light footprint, economic fallout threatens to undo the gains of Myanmar’s decade-long climb out of isolation.
Kyaw Lin Htoon and Ben Dunant | Jul 17, 2020
Style and the city
Two writers explore the politics of fashion in Bombay and Delhi.
Supriya Nair and Meher Varma | Jun 01, 2020
Southasiasphere: Issue #5
Nepal-India border dispute, lockdown relaxations in Southasia, and more.
The Editors | May 15, 2020
Southasiasphere: ISSUE #2
The long walk home for migrants, tech and surveillance in the time of COVID-19, pardoning a convicted army officer, and more.
The Editors | Apr 03, 2020
Introducing Southasiasphere: The Himal guide to the region
ISSUE #1: Covid-19 in Southasia, civilian government vs the generals in Myanmar, postponed elections in SriLanka and more.
The Editors | Mar 20, 2020
A waste of lives
The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.
Edith Mirante | Aug 13, 2019
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