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Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

| Sep 11, 2020

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

| Sep 08, 2020

Playing your cards wrong

On Twitter’s tepid encounter with caste patriarchy.

| Nov 22, 2018

Himal Interviews: Rana Ayyub on the dangers of doing journalism in India

Our Founding Editor Kanak Mani Dixit talks to the Mumbai-based journalist.

| Jul 03, 2018

Whither nuance?

International coverage of anti-Muslim violence in central Sri Lanka left something to be desired.

| Mar 27, 2018

Viral hysteria? Social media and Zika

A dodgy tweet will travel halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on

| Feb 08, 2016

Southasia’s free speech conundrum

How the misuse of social and mainstream media contribute to misperceptions and violence.

| Feb 09, 2015

Drawing a line: Pakistan’s jihad against the internet

Urooj Zia examines Pakistan’s cascading clamp-down on its citizens’ access to the internet and the worrying precedents it sets

| Jul 25, 2013

Living in public

A queer internet space with a simple goal: safe housing for gay people in India.

| Jul 15, 2013

A and the i-stalk

Runner-up in the Online-istan fiction competition.

| Jul 15, 2013

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Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.