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The forgotten legacy of Fatima Sheikh, India’s first Musli...

Regarded as one of the earliest social reformers, very little is known about the woman who challenged patriarchy and conservative n...

Tun Mrat Naing attempts to erase Rohingya identity and his...

Maung Zarni Prothom Alo’s interview with Tun Mrat Naing, the commander-in-chief of the Arakan Army which spearheads Buddhist...

Too big to fail: China eyes Afghanistan investment amid fe...

China has been sending aid to Afghanistan, which is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis, since the withdrawal of U.S. troops last A...

The gilded cage: Kashmir in winter of an apocalypse

Photographs: Chinki Sinha After two years of struggling with the viral apocalypse, an oft-asked que­stion these days is—...

Afghanistan’s diplomats refuse to represent a Terrorist gr...

FOREIGN POLICY ILLUSTRATION/GETTY IMAGES Just a week after the Taliban swept through Kabul in mid-August 2021, seizing the preside...

A young Afghan woman on breaking free of the burqa

I hated wearing a burqa. It made me itch, it made me sweat. And it made me invisible. Mine was blue with a small lace opening for the e...

As India continues to humiliate Muslims, I write an elegy...

Every day, Muslims wake up to a new humiliation in this country. So much so that when I initially thought of writing this article two w...

“Nobody is interested in Bangladesh”

For years, the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the country’s statutory tourism board, ran a campaign with this terse instruction...

The End of the Afghanistan war was even worse than anyone...

A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from the airport in Kabul on Aug. 30. Aamir Qureshi/Getty Images It is now widely concede...

Is the Maoist rebellion on the brink of defeat in India?

The seven-decade insurgency is on the wane after a change in New Delhi's military approach has breached several Maoist strongholds,...

Is this the future of Taliban rule?

Taliban members patrol in the western Afghan city of Herat on Oct. 7, 2021 / Majid / Getty Images The dress is red and revealing....

Why Bengali could never surpass Hindi to become India's to...

Representative image. Photo: Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0 It may come as a surprise to many people, but it’s true: Bengali had a chan...

On again, off again: A timeline of govt-TTP talks

The government's announcement that it is holding negotiations with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has left both analysts...

How green was my valley Ladakh’s pashmina-goat-rearing nom...

City life is easy, scoffs Tsetan Paljor, whirling a prayer wheel as he sits by a stream where, on a little island, three crimson-r...

Motives behind the soft-line approaches to the Myanmar cou...

Following the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, Western countries were quick to express their condemnation and discuss s...

Afghan Military Pilots, on the Run, Feel Abandoned by U.S.

An Afghan Air Force training exercise in Logar Province in 2018. The United States spent billions of dollars training and equipping...

Make or break for ASEAN to matter in Myanmar

The Myanmar national flag (center) is seen with flags of member countries attending the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (...

Central Asia hooking up to CPEC

The new railway bridge across Amur River connecting Nizhneleninskoye (Russia) with Tongjiang (China) commissioned in August, is a tec...

An atheist laid the foundation of Hindu nationalism

Hindus who destroyed Babri Mosque in 1992. Photo: scroll.in India’s position as a secular nation is under threat. Under Pri...

In a region in strife, India’s moral high ground erodes

Hindus in Bangladesh protesting the violent attacks against them in Dhaka last month.Credit...Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse &md...

Two Indian families are fighting over 19th century shippin...

The Arakkal Kettu Museum is the former residence of the Arakkal royal family. Photo: Handout A US$1 billion fortune left behind by...