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India Ends the Curse of Instant Divorce
August 25, 2017
India Ends the Curse of Instant Divorce
The Indian Supreme Court decided the practice of triple talaq is unconstitutional.
India Ends the Curse of Instant Divorce
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
August 23, 2017
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
In Kathmandu, a fan club has drawn critique for idolizing an Indian actor. Why?
Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
Floods Devastate Nepal’s Southern Plains
August 18, 2017
Floods Devastate Nepal’s Southern Plains
Recent flooding has affected over 16 million people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Floods Devastate Nepal’s Southern Plains
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
August 09, 2017
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
India's space program is making giant strides on the world stage, but it can still do more.
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied
August 07, 2017
Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied
She was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight, but her attacker walked free for over a year.
Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied
The Battle for the Afghan Border
August 04, 2017
The Battle for the Afghan Border
What do Afghanistan’s border guards see as the main obstacles to securing the frontier?
The Battle for the Afghan Border
A Poetic Protest Against Lynchings of Muslims in India
August 02, 2017
A Poetic Protest Against Lynchings of Muslims in India
A Muslim poet protests against the recent violence inflicted on her community.
A Poetic Protest Against Lynchings of Muslims in India
Surviving Nepal's Monsoon in an Earthquake-Ravaged Village
July 26, 2017
Surviving Nepal's Monsoon in an Earthquake-Ravaged Village
A visit to Bhimtar village, Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts in the 2015 quake.
Surviving Nepal's Monsoon in an Earthquake-Ravaged Village
Swan Song of the Badlas
July 25, 2017
Swan Song of the Badlas
Once a thriving art form, the embroidery craft may disappear entirely, along with its artisans, in another generation.
Swan Song of the Badlas
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
Can Nepal Be Another ‘Switzerland’?
July 18, 2017
Can Nepal Be Another ‘Switzerland’?
Do Nepali leaders really know what makes Switzerland a success story?
Can Nepal Be Another ‘Switzerland’?
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
July 18, 2017
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
India's insecurities and China's indignant conviction have contributed to a state of absolute gridlock at Doklam.
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
July 13, 2017
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
Explaining the political geography at the center of a serious India-China standoff in the Himalayas.
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
Nepal’s Earthquake Through the Eyes of a Poet
July 13, 2017
Nepal’s Earthquake Through the Eyes of a Poet
Responding to the trauma of Nepal's great tragedy through poetry.
Nepal’s Earthquake Through the Eyes of a Poet
Pakistan Silences Its Critics
July 12, 2017
Pakistan Silences Its Critics
Criticizing the military, in print or social media, is increasingly dangerous in Pakistan.
Pakistan Silences Its Critics
India's Abortion Epidemic
July 11, 2017
India's Abortion Epidemic
Despite health risks, middle class women in India are increasingly resorting to unlicensed abortions.
India's Abortion Epidemic
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