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Nupur Sharma controversy: Prayagraj demolition breaks a fa...

Authorities demolished the house of Javed Mohammad after arresting him in connection with recent religious protests. IMAGE SOURCE,VIV...

Is India really a democracy? The answer, my friend, is blo...

File photo of Nayantara Sahgal. Photo: Ramesh Lalwani/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0 Songs have a way of staying in the mind. Songs...

The last days of the Afghan embassy

FOREIGN POLICY ILLUSTRATION / GETTY IMAGES In January 2002, shortly after the fall of the first Taliban government in Kabul, then-...

Sri Lanka wasn’t India’s backwater. Just look at its viole...

The Quadrangle Vatadage, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Nahud Sultan/Flickr When we think about the Indian subcontinent,...

Why Urdu language draws ire of India’s right-wing

Urdu is a hugely popular and widespread language in India but some want to disown it, IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES Who does Urdu belo...

The second coming of Nato

Illustration by Jonathan McHugh In November 2019, from the salon doré of the Élysée Palace, where C...

Asia's food crisis: Ukraine war triggers chain reaction of...

BANGKOK -- "At such a time, the farmers of India are coming forward to feed the world," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared bo...

2002 pogrom still haunts Muslim freedom fighter’s family i...

Deen Mohammed, right, with his family at their home in Mudeti village in India's Gujarat state [Tarushi Aswani/Al Jazeera] Mudeti...

Can US & its Allies block China’s strong influence in Asia...

John F Kennedy is reported to have said, “Geography has made us neighbours, History has made us friends, Economy has made us part...

From Bharat to India

A scene from the Patna railway station. | Photo Credit: PTI Given the diversity and complexity of India, the only constitutionally...

5 Years of Local Governance in Nepal

They are tall and tacky – and mighty popular among the TikTok crowd. As Nepal heads into local level elections scheduled for May...

An SOS for India's democracy and media

Illustration: Pariplab Chakraborty This is the full text of the O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture delivered by the author on April...

Prophecies, Rituals, and resistance in Myanmar

March 31 marked the end of Tabaung, the last month in the Burmese calendar. Tabaung usually overlaps with March and isn’t the mos...

China, India, money woes, US conspiracy claims: the issues...

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gestures during a guard of honour ceremony in Islamabad on Tuesday. Photo: Pakista...

Dark futures: Afghanistan's women reel from Taliban school...

KABUL -- Anbaren, a bold and ambitious 16-year-old, was born in what was an age of optimism for Afghanistan. Her life plans were neatly...

Journey to pinnacle of Pakistani politics ends in recrimin...

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan in 2007 [Aamir Qureshi/AFP] A maverick journey to the pinnacle of Pakistani polit...

How Prophet Muhammad and his companions experienced the fi...

Many Muslims around the world are preparing themselves for another Ramadan, a fasting month in Islam, which will mark the 1,398th anniv...

Afghanistan misinformation after the Taliban takeover: Con...

Note: Some of the hyperlinks in this essay lead to graphic images. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 has produced...

‘Out with the Gandhis’ a cry of despair; with no obvious r...

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Photo: PTI/Atul Yadav Ramachandra Guha’s description of the Gandhi family’s leadership...

Reimagining of public space in India

India has witnessed escalating domestic tensions, calibrated around particular religious/ communitarian practices, performances, and sy...

Secret schools keep Afghan girls learning

Female students attend a clandestine English lesson in Kabul. After the Taliban took control of the government and placed restri...