The future of democracy in the Maldives
Is the new government in Male fulfilling its pledges for judicial reform and democracy?
The Editors | Aug 02, 2019
The Southasian conversation: Arts on the streets
Conversations with a Maldivian photographer and an Afghan artist.
The Editors | Dec 10, 2018
Beyond the ballot box
Celebration of the Maldives’ democratic gains must be tempered with realism.
Daniel Bosley | Oct 22, 2018
Through the looking glass
Can international media cover the Maldives without invoking China or India?
Chhetria Patrakar | Sep 26, 2018
President Nasheed speaks to Himal Southasian
The former President of the Maldives speaks to us ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
The Editors | Sep 21, 2018
Strangulation by bureaucracy: the Maldivian case
The country has found an efficient method of controlling media coverage of the 2018 presidential election.
Chhetria Patrakar | Sep 21, 2018
Maldivian IMDb: Elections 2018
Can the Maldives’ opposition stage a dramatic comeback, or will this election be a continuation of democracy interrupted?
Peter Dorset | Sep 20, 2018
The Maldives’ abducted development
The disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan and the other side of ‘paradise’.
Peter Dorset | Aug 30, 2018
Match-fixing, Maldivian style
Opposition hobbled, the Maldives moves towards elections.
The Editors | Aug 03, 2018
The country’s healthcare system is burdened by aliments old and new.
Daniel Bosley | Apr 30, 2016
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