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In sickness and in health

How border regions can be central to building a post-pandemic Southasia.

| Dec 21, 2020

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jul 10, 2020

India’s crossborder crises, COVID-19 corruption, and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #8 – Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 26, 2020

Trading at the edge

A photo essay on the slow but steady revival of traditional markets along the India-Bangladesh border.

| Jan 10, 2019

BIMSTEC, Myanmar and India’s Northeast

BIMSTEC provides an opportunity for India to deliver development and peace to its Northeastern region. This must be seized.

| Jul 24, 2014

Gujarat’s ‘Rangoon Wallas’

Historic links between Gujarati Muslim merchants and Burma point to an alternative vision of economic engagement in the region.

| Jun 26, 2014

To live free

A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.

| Jan 22, 2013

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Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

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

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire