A Rohingya photographer’s dispatch on food-aid cuts in the refugee camps
The reduction in World Food Program rations for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is exacerbating their immense suffering. Food insecurity and malnutrition, already acute, are worsening.
Sahat Zia Hero | Apr 28, 2023
Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the global game over Rohingya repatriation
Myanmar’s military wants the world to believe it will soon repatriate Rohingya refugees, but their fate seems a diminishing priority amid US, Chinese, ASEAN and other interests at play
Kamal Ahmed | Apr 07, 2023
The Rohingya crisis at sea, and beyond
A crossborder discussion on the Rohingya community and their ongoing struggles for survival, dignity and justice
The Editors | Mar 02, 2023
What Southasia read in 2022
Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists
The Editors | Jan 06, 2023
Pandora Papers in Southasian media, humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, ‘Manike Mage Hithe’, and more.
Southasiasphere episode 12: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Oct 13, 2021
What the military coup means for Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts
And why there’s a need to support a diverse, multi-ethnic coalition of opposition groups in Myanmar.
The Editors | Feb 05, 2021
Long road to democracy
On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.
The Editors | Nov 21, 2020
Letter from Myanmar
An Indian street magician in Yangon.
Nandita Haksar | Feb 28, 2019
Good press, bad decision
Inter Press Service, the award, and the Bangladesh PM.
Chhetria Patrakar | Sep 22, 2018
Punjab’s media reeling in aftermath of Amritpal Singh’s arrest
Internet bans, social-media suspensions and police raids of journalists’ homes in Indian Punjab raise concerns over press freedom amid a crackdown on supporters of the Khalistan ideologue Amritpal Singh
Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire
A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
The next generation of Southasian storytellers