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
Politics and the Hindi press
The rise of Hindi print in India since the early 1970s.
Mrinal Pande | Dec 02, 2022
What next if President Rajapaksa resigns?
An explainer on the constitutional aftermath.
Gehan Gunatilleke | Jul 11, 2022
Pakistan’s federal system is being undermined by militarisation.
Salman Rafi Sheikh | Aug 04, 2021
More than a seat at the table
A crossborder discussion on women leaders in Southasian politics.
The Editors | Jan 27, 2021
From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul
How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.
Shehroze Ahmed Shaikh | Oct 16, 2020
Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice
A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.
Mushfiq Mohamed | Aug 28, 2020
The good Indian American
A critique of Indian American representation in contemporary American television.
Alina Gufran | Jun 24, 2020
#BlackLivesMatter in Southasia, the state of opposition, and more
Southasiasphere: Issue #7- Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Jun 12, 2020
Redefining citizenship in Pakistan
The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.
Hurmat Ali Shah | Apr 28, 2020
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