Sri Lanka’s woes with cannabis legalisation
Some propose legalising marijuana production to ease Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. Yet, any move to legalise marijuana cultivation in Sri Lanka will have to overcome a long history of prohibition, social stigma and criminalisation
Pamodi Waravita | Mar 06, 2023
All the presidential men
Sri Lanka's presidential elections in memes.
The Editors | Nov 10, 2019
Reading the Star of Islam
The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.
Ramla Wahab-Salman | Jul 17, 2019
Shifting the blame
A minority is framed again to cover Sri Lanka’s fault lines, in wake of the Easter attacks.
Harini Amarasuriya | Jun 20, 2019
Easter Sunday bombings and its aftermath
In conversation with political scientist Jayadeva Uyangoda on the April 2019 attacks in Sri Lanka. [INCLUDES TRANSCRIPTION]
The Editors | May 15, 2019
Journalists On Trial
A SAMDEN-Himal initiative to track legal attacks on journalists and media groups in Southasia.
SAMDEN and Himal Southasian | May 03, 2019
Sri Lanka: Back on the brink
Easter Sunday bombings could create new fissures.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Apr 26, 2019
Have we failed our democracies?
Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.
The Editors | Jan 18, 2019
The Southasian conversation: Arts on the streets
Conversations with a Maldivian photographer and an Afghan artist.
The Editors | Dec 10, 2018
Crossroads in Sri Lankan history
Cosmopolitanism as an antidote to the island's nationalist history.
Tamara Fernando | Nov 05, 2018
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
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