Whose Himalaya is it?
John Keay, Erika Fatland and Ed Douglas’ books on the Himalaya exhibit ways of seeing, or failing to see, the mountains and their people
Amish Raj Mulmi | Mar 01, 2023
Refusal and responsibility
The predicament and precarity of Tibetan intellectuals in China.
Palden Gyal | Aug 26, 2022
In the embrace of letting go
A Tibetan writer’s personal essay on a death in the family.
Topden Tsering | Oct 11, 2018
Beyond development and diversity
Historian Tsering Shakya on the state of contemporary Tibet.
The Editors | Jun 25, 2018
A Tibetan Daughter
Shelly Bhoil | Oct 07, 2016
Tibetan fiction’s two overused themes of politics and religion limits experimentation
Bhuchung D Sonam | Sep 28, 2016
The debate over full ordination of nuns in Tibetan Buddhism remains unsettled.
Lora Tomas | Sep 11, 2015
The science behind earthquakes in the Himalaya.
Roger Bilham | Jul 21, 2015
To another valley
NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Earthquake survivors from the Langtang Valley find shelter at a camp in Kathmandu.
Abhimanyu Pandey | May 11, 2015
Hunger for Tibet
The latest book on Tibet’s environmental degradation shows how any attempt to save the plateau’s ecosystem must come from within China.
Ross Adkin | Mar 08, 2015
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