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Vishal Arora

Vishal Arora is a New Delhi-based journalist. He writes, and produces video features, on politics, culture, religion, foreign affairs and human rights in South and Southeast Asia. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and many other outlets.

Follow him on Twitter at @vishalarora_in

Visions of Nepal: One Year After the Quake
April 24, 2016
Visions of Nepal: One Year After the Quake
Recovery has been slow, but the Nepalese remain impressively stoic.
Visions of Nepal: One Year After the Quake
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic Myopia
April 01, 2016
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic Myopia
The icon should avoid obsessing about the presidency at the expense of other democratic performs.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Democratic Myopia
Just How Popular Is India in South Asia Really?
March 22, 2016
Just How Popular Is India in South Asia Really?
The country seems oblivious to its image in the eyes of its neighbors.
Just How Popular Is India in South Asia Really?
Bhutan Celebrates Newborn Prince by Planting 108,000 Trees
March 11, 2016
Bhutan Celebrates Newborn Prince by Planting 108,000 Trees
The project underscores the strong feelings Bhutanese have for their monarchy.
Bhutan Celebrates Newborn Prince by Planting 108,000 Trees
R.I.P., India’s Influence in Nepal
November 25, 2015
R.I.P., India’s Influence in Nepal
India will pay a diplomatic price for its reaction to Nepal's new constitution.
R.I.P., India’s Influence in Nepal
Myanmar: Elections and the Media
November 24, 2015
Myanmar: Elections and the Media
The editor of The Irrawaddy shares his thoughts on the implications of the recent elections.
Myanmar: Elections and the Media
Aung San Suu Kyi: Limitations and Obligations
November 18, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi: Limitations and Obligations
Her party’s landslide victory leaves Suu Kyi still politically constrained, but with much to do.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Limitations and Obligations
Nepal and the Secularism Question
August 24, 2015
Nepal and the Secularism Question
The country wrestles with a constitutional matter that has implications for religious freedom.
Nepal and the Secularism Question
Should Nepal Be Secular?
August 24, 2015
Should Nepal Be Secular?
A push to change the draft constitution could place religious freedoms under threat.
Should Nepal Be Secular?
Maldives ‘Islamic’ Anti-Terror Bill Targets Dissidents
July 17, 2015
Maldives ‘Islamic’ Anti-Terror Bill Targets Dissidents
The government proposes new legislation that would enable it to target dissidents at will.
Maldives ‘Islamic’ Anti-Terror Bill Targets Dissidents
Sri Lanka’s Slow Shift on War Attitude
June 09, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Slow Shift on War Attitude
Under Sirisena, the country is trying to move from “victory” to “remembrance” of its brutal civil war.
Sri Lanka’s Slow Shift on War Attitude
Myanmar's Elusive Peace
May 07, 2015
Myanmar's Elusive Peace
Rebel groups in Myanmar say that peace could still be years away.
Myanmar's Elusive Peace
Geopolitics Enters Nepal’s Earthquake Relief Efforts
May 06, 2015
Geopolitics Enters Nepal’s Earthquake Relief Efforts
What was behind Nepal’s call this week for foreign teams to leave the country?
Geopolitics Enters Nepal’s Earthquake Relief Efforts
Tragedy in Nepal
April 29, 2015
Tragedy in Nepal
As the death toll from the earthquake rises, survivors struggle to put their lives back together.
Tragedy in Nepal
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
March 24, 2015
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
The country’s first democratically elected president faces a long prison term after a particularly dubious conviction.
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
Is Bhutan’s Media Freedom Really Slipping?
March 19, 2015
Is Bhutan’s Media Freedom Really Slipping?
The country may have fallen in the rankings, but is freedom of information really on the decline?
Is Bhutan’s Media Freedom Really Slipping?
Blogger Avijit Roy’s Killing Shows Bangladesh’s Culture of Violence
March 01, 2015
Blogger Avijit Roy’s Killing Shows Bangladesh’s Culture of Violence
More than 100 have been killed in political violence in recent weeks.
Blogger Avijit Roy’s Killing Shows Bangladesh’s Culture of Violence
Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa Hopes for Comeback
February 24, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa Hopes for Comeback
The former president is hoping to return to politics in upcoming parliamentary elections.
Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa Hopes for Comeback
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
February 15, 2015
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
Allegations and counter allegations fly in the political cauldron of Malé, the nation’s capital.
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
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