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StoriesAsia is a collective of independent journalists from Asia, who infuse art in their journalism to produce passionately told stories for the collective’s own platforms and its partner media outlets. The journalists at StoriesAsia care about people whose concerns remain under- or misrepresented in mainstream media, and their mantra is to put a human face to news which is otherwise faceless numbers and tragedies. StoriesAsia aims to pioneer the narrative nonfiction genre, particularly in visual media, but also work across platforms and formats.

How India’s Indigenous Peoples Have Reacted to Formal Religion
February 01, 2019
How India’s Indigenous Peoples Have Reacted to Formal Religion
The interaction between formal religion and India’s Adivasi population represents a source of change.
How India’s Indigenous Peoples Have Reacted to Formal Religion
Press Freedom Under Siege: The Jailing of a Kashmiri Journalist in India
January 29, 2019
Press Freedom Under Siege: The Jailing of a Kashmiri Journalist in India
In Kashmir, freedom of expression and the press are under attack by the Indian government.
Press Freedom Under Siege: The Jailing of a Kashmiri Journalist in India
Safe But Betrayed: Pakistani Hindu Refugees in India
January 22, 2019
Safe But Betrayed: Pakistani Hindu Refugees in India
After fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, life in India brings its own challenges.
Safe But Betrayed: Pakistani Hindu Refugees in India
This Nepali Mother Sold Her Kidney to Raise Children
January 09, 2019
This Nepali Mother Sold Her Kidney to Raise Children
“I sold my kidney 12 years ago... I had children but no house for them to live in.”
This Nepali Mother Sold Her Kidney to Raise Children
Beats in the Himalayas: The Rise of Nepali Hip Hop
January 03, 2019
Beats in the Himalayas: The Rise of Nepali Hip Hop
Young Nepalis are discovering a new form of artistic self-expression.
Beats in the Himalayas: The Rise of Nepali Hip Hop
What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?
January 03, 2019
What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?
A recent case of human trafficking highlights the capability-will gap in Indian law enforcement.
What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?
What Every Tibetan Wants
December 28, 2018
What Every Tibetan Wants
The youngest member of the India-based Tibetan parliament-in-exile talks about her dream for her homeland.
What Every Tibetan Wants
The Origins of Odisha’s Tribal-Dalit Political Nexus
December 26, 2018
The Origins of Odisha’s Tribal-Dalit Political Nexus
How the British gave birth to the Adivasi vs. Dalit equation in the Indian state of Odisha.
The Origins of Odisha’s Tribal-Dalit Political Nexus
Why Bhutan’s ‘Blood Tax‘ Needs To Be Scrapped
December 26, 2018
Why Bhutan’s ‘Blood Tax‘ Needs To Be Scrapped
Bhutan’s regressive taxation of women’s sanitary products needs to go.
Why Bhutan’s ‘Blood Tax‘ Needs To Be Scrapped
Life in a Refugee Colony in India
December 21, 2018
Life in a Refugee Colony in India
In Bhudiya Colony, scars from the Indian partition still linger.
Life in a Refugee Colony in India
The Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 and Civic Dissent in Nepal
December 11, 2018
The Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 and Civic Dissent in Nepal
Nepal’s communist government grapples with civic dissent.
The Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 and Civic Dissent in Nepal
Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
December 07, 2018
Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
More than 100,000 farmers from across India gathered in Delhi to demand action toward their plight.
Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
December 03, 2018
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
<em>The Ferment</em>: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
December 01, 2018
The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
India's youth are driving a new era of political mobilization and change.
The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
November 30, 2018
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
Or how a US neomissionary's tragic evangelizing to a “primitive” tribe has left India's security mechanism at war with itself.
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
November 27, 2018
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
A pro-establishment media organization seeks to justify the Indian government's policies.
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
November 08, 2018
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
In Kathmandu's dance bars, young women and teenage girls entertain male customers every night. Here is one of their stories.
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
November 07, 2018
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
Nepal marches ahead as a cricketing nation, but challenges remain.
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
November 02, 2018
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
In Bhutan, mental illness continues to be stigmatized and there is barely a national conversation on the issue.
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
November 01, 2018
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
The long history of Bahurupiya street performance is under threat.
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
October 28, 2018
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
Until #MeToo, few women in India had spoken out about harassment. I did and here's my story.
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
October 11, 2018
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
Protesters in India work to save a river—and a way of life.
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
Menstruating Without Pads in India
October 10, 2018
Menstruating Without Pads in India
Thanks to stigma and misinformation, many Indian women continue to use cloth during their periods.
Menstruating Without Pads in India
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
October 10, 2018
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
The solution in Nepal fails to address the underlying problems.
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
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