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Coversouth asias sextrade myths
By: Rajendra S. Khadka
Among the sand dunes of the...
By: Hasan Mujtaba
By: John Frederick
Red Star over South Asia
By: Dipak Gyawali
Abominably yoursThe Onion
Living as I do here on the roof of the Turd World, I am used to a lot of bull manure. But some of these sponsorship events are getting a bit out of hand. A Nepali climber is trying to set a world record climbing Mt Everest in 18 hours flat without using bottled oxygen. He is being sponsored by a Danish beer company which shall remain anonymous because they may decide to advertise in this magazine at some point, and I do not want the editor to be ticked off.
Khunjerab Park Salman Rashid ("Belligerent Villagers of Khunjerab", March/April 1997) is correct that Shimshal village opposition to the Khunjerab National Park (KNP) management plan will affect plan implementation. His characterisation of Shimshal people and his assessment of the reasons for their opposition, however, are off the mark. So is his conflation of Shimshali identity with that of other villages having usage claims to the Park.
FeatureThe Taliban and the Hazaras
By: Michael Semple
CommentarySun 'N' SAARC
NEPA L: Ready to act
BANGLADESH : Fatwa Fury
SRI LANKA : KILLING FIELDS OF KILIIUOCHCHI
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
strongMeena is the message /strong No Superhuman feats for her, no inter-galactic forays, and certainly no dishum-dishum crime-busting scenes. Ten-year-old Meena, the video cartoon character, is on a different, more arduous, mission. Perhaps an impossible one too. For she is out to change the mindset of South Asians about young girls, their rights and abilities.
OpinionThe triumvirate of inaction and Bhutans refugee crisis
By: Karin Heissler
By: Himanshu Thakkar
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
By: Chhetria Patrakar
The archive: 25 years of Southasia
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Penguin India withdraws The Hindus
On 11 February 2014, Penguin India decided to recall and destroy all remaining copies of Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History. The decision was part of an agreement between them and Shiksha Bachao Andolan, a Hindu campaign group that filed a case against the publishers in 2010, arguing that the book was insulting to Hindus and contained “heresies”.
From our archive:
Diwas Kc reviews The Hindus: An Alternative History. (March 2010)