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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.

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?

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
May 10, 2019

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?

By Vishal Arora
It seems few Indians are aware of the distinction between the roles of the central and state governments.
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
April 30, 2019

India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want

By StoriesAsia
The site of a deadly cow lynching incident has little to show for its fervent support of Modi.

What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
April 15, 2019

What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election

By Vishal Arora, Avinash Giri, and Safvana Yasmine
Voters in Nuh wonder where the government has been.

India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
April 08, 2019

India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?

By Vishal Arora and Dev Desai
Those in rural areas complain they have been left behind during Gujarat's era of growth.

This Nepali Mother Sold Her Kidney to Raise Children
January 09, 2019

This Nepali Mother Sold Her Kidney to Raise Children

By Vishal Arora
“I sold my kidney 12 years ago... I had children but no house for them to live in.”
What Every Tibetan Wants
December 28, 2018

What Every Tibetan Wants

By Vishal Arora
The youngest member of the India-based Tibetan parliament-in-exile talks about her dream for her homeland.

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