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Prospecting the treasure house
By: Carey L Biron
Toons in trying times
The underappreciated achievements of Nepali satire.
Abu in London
By: Mark Bryant
Southasia’s most prominent political cartoonist spent some of his formative years cartooning in Britain.
The pea under the mattress
By: Sadanand Menon
A retrospective of Abu Abraham’s cartoons, meant to “burst bloating bladders of lies and pomposity”.
A cow is a cow
By: Sadanand Menon
Dancing with demons
By: Manjula Padmanabhan
Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.
EssayReal woes in a virtual world
By: Aseem Shrivastava
Are we witnessing the end of neo-liberalism, or the beginning of the end of capitalism itself?
Southasian BriefsRound-up of regional news
ReportWomen and work in Garhwal
By: Pankaj H Gupta
What about rangzen?
By: Ashwini Bhatia & Carey L Biron
An ostensibly historic decision has been taken in Dharamsala, but the future has been anything but clarified.
By: Simon Shareef
AnalysisFinger in the dike
By: Dinesh Kumar Mishra
While a timetable has now been announced for plugging the embankment breach on the Kosi, local communities are left to wonder – how much will it help?
Art & SocietyWould Billo or Chief Saab Approve?
By: John Frederick
By: Bina D'Costa
‘War babies’ and Bangladesh’s tragedy of abortion and adoption.
Not remembering Plessey
By: Sankar Ray
Photo FeatureTambu multiplex
By: Amit Madheshiya
Time and a placeThe reservoirs of Dholavira
By: Namit Arora
Many mysteries of this Harappan metropolis are yet to be unravelled.
SouthasiasphereContinent and Subcontinent
By: CK Lal
The problem of conceptualising Asian-ness is that it is not a question of finding similarities, but of envisioning the coexistence of diversities.
MediafileTidbits of the region's media
ReflectionsTheatre serves the nation
By: Uma Mahadedvan-Dasgupta
Another year of the Prithvi theatre festival brings all of India to the stage.
ReviewA failing balance: Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid
By: Arif Azad
book review of ahmen rashids new book descent into chaos about the current situation of chaos in afghanistan and US, pakistan, central asian involvement in the mess
self-love and loathing: Bitter Fruit by Saadat Hasan Manto
By: Prasenjit Chowdhury
book review of bitter fruit, a collection of 51 stories written by Pakistani writer saadat hasan manto translated and edited by pakistani journalist khalid hasan from urdu into english. The collection of short stories include vignettes and sketches on the 1947 partition killings, mantos reminiscences of bombay cinema, and biographical portraits written by manto.
Compressed provincialism: 'Susurrus in the Skull' by Rabindra Swain
By: Himansu S Mohapatra
ProfileFree man as president
By: Dilrukshi Handunnetti
With Mohamed Nasheed at the helm, Maldivians finally have a government they can criticise – and own.
InterviewThe 'terrorist' is no fire-breathing dragon
By: Rakesh Shukla
With the 7 July bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, the 13 September blasts in Delhi, the 20 September bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, and the recent 26 November attacks in Bombay, the study of what makes a ´terrorist´ is of increasing relevance to Southasia.
On the way upDeath by drone
By: Kanak Mani Dixit
The archive: 25 years of Southasia
Image: Penguin India
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)