The Maldives’ ruling party is fighting itself and the opposition in the race for president
The PPM continues its protests for Abdulla Yameen’s release. The MDP’s Ibrahim Solih and Mohamed Nasheed are amid rows as China and India watch the 2023 election race closely
Ahmed Azaan | Feb 10, 2023
Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback
With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election
Anupam Debashis Roy | Feb 02, 2023
Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis
A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Editors | Jan 25, 2023
Nepal elections, Pakistan’s new Army Chief, ‘Moshari’, and more.
Southasiasphere episode 22: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Dec 16, 2022
Protests in Swat Valley, Kashmiri journalists barred from travel, ‘Trijya’ and more.
Southasiasphere episode 21: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Nov 04, 2022
Fighting for their lives
The story of India's HIV patients and the antiretroviral drug supply crisis.
Naila Khan and Uzair Usmani | Sep 16, 2022
Notes on the Sri Lankan struggle
Police brutality and growing public consciousness during the ‘Janatha Aragalaya’.
Marlon Ariyasinghe | Aug 09, 2022
What makes a journalist?
In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.
Chhetria Patrakar | May 13, 2022
Military coup in Myanmar, Nepal’s constitutional crisis and vaccine rollouts in Southasia
Southasiasphere podcast episode 04: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Feb 09, 2021
The season of discontent
How has COVID-19 impacted civic mobilisation and organising in Southasia?
Alizeh Kohari | Dec 23, 2020
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups