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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.

Style and the city

Two writers explore the politics of fashion in Bombay and Delhi.

Southasiasphere: Issue #5

Nepal-India border dispute, lockdown relaxations in Southasia, and more.

| 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.

| 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.

| Mar 20, 2020

A waste of lives

The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.

| Aug 13, 2019

Letter from Karachi: For a place in the shade

Shade is increasingly becoming a luxury in Karachi's public spaces.

| May 17, 2019

Far from home

A photo essay on Nepali women migrants in India.

Lewis-Kuznets meet Gandhi-Ambedkar

A report looks at the state of India’s workers amid the employment crisis.

Between labour and the law

Resurgence of labour activism in Myanmar

| Nov 09, 2018

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