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Through the Lens: Life and Politics in Asia

Each week, The Diplomat's Vishal Arora travels around Asia to bring stories on politics, culture, and society, portraying different facets of life on the continent.

Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Lockdown in India
May 19, 2020

Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Lockdown in India

By Vishal Arora
An Indian tutor teaches from her balcony with kids sitting a floor below

Silent Victims of Sexual Abuse in Sri Lanka’s Trade Zones
April 30, 2020

Silent Victims of Sexual Abuse in Sri Lanka’s Trade Zones

By Vishal Arora
The majority of the workforce in the zones comprises of women, who continually face sexual harassment in their workplaces.
The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka
February 05, 2020

The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka

By StoriesAsia
An interview with activist Ruki Fernando on Gotabaya’s presidency.

The Growing Islamism in Malaysia
January 30, 2020

The Growing Islamism in Malaysia

By Vishal Arora
An interview with Eugene Yapp on Islamism and extremism in Malaysia.

Kashmiris’ Desperate Quest for Internet Access
January 30, 2020

Kashmiris’ Desperate Quest for Internet Access

By StoriesAsia
The internet has been partially restored in Kashmir after six months of misery.

Social Justice a Distant Dream for Nepal’s Dalits
January 23, 2020

Social Justice a Distant Dream for Nepal’s Dalits

By Vishal Arora
A Nepali MP shares her experiences as a low-caste woman.

From Myanmar to India: Refugees’ Lives Matter
December 03, 2019

From Myanmar to India: Refugees’ Lives Matter

By StoriesAsia
Myanmar’s Chin people in India.
A Day in Kashmir’s Epicenter of Resistance
September 04, 2019

A Day in Kashmir’s Epicenter of Resistance

By Vishal Arora
Scenes from the Soura area of Srinagar, Kashmir's epicenter of resistance.

What’s Up With Buddhist Persecution in Vietnam?
August 06, 2019

What’s Up With Buddhist Persecution in Vietnam?

By Vishal Arora
Buddhists in Vietnam may not face violent attacks, but government restrictions on their faith are keenly felt.

What’s Up With Religious Freedom Worldwide?
August 01, 2019

What’s Up With Religious Freedom Worldwide?

By Vishal Arora
An overview from Nadine Maenza, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

A Man on a Mission to Save India's Sparrows
May 29, 2019

A Man on a Mission to Save India's Sparrows

By Avinash Giri and Vishal Arora
Sparrows are threatened with extinction. One lawyer from Uttar Pradesh is trying to prevent that.
How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?
May 22, 2019

How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?

By Avinash Giri
Nagepur is one of the four villages Modi “adopted” under a new development scheme. How is it faring?

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