South Asia

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

How is Sri Lanka’s youth dealing with the economic crisis?

With the economic crisis in Sri Lanka fuelling deplorable conditions, a widespread protest movement has emerged across the island nation, led mostly by its youth.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Is there a way out of the ethno-political cauldron in India’s far-east?

After describing why this region is India’s gateway to realising its eastern ambitions, Sudeep soon cuts to the chase, stating that the Naga peace process is central to establishing peace in...

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

'Sri Lanka crisis a lesson for South Asian countries with politicised administration'

Sri Lanka’s financial crisis is a classic example of what populist policies, corruption and mismanagement can lead a country to, which is a lesson for South Asian countries that lack good...

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Did British colonialism make South Asians prone to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases?

South Asians, especially people from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, are six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to Europeans.

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

South Asia Speaks opens literary mentorship programme for January 2022

South Asia Speaks, a literary mentorship programme for early career writers in South Asia, will open applications starting September 1 and closing on September 30, 2021.

June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020

Into the nuances of history: Sudeep Chakravarti unpacks the Battle of Plassey

Sudeep Chakravarti is an eminent commentator and author whose narrative non-fiction and fiction have been translated into Bangla, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, German and more. In January 2020, his...

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

Protect vultures from extinction in S Asia: experts

Experts have stressed the need for strengthening regional cooperation to protect vultures from extinction in South Asia.

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

‘If law is being used against humanity, it must come to an end’

The social fabric across South Asia is made up of class, caste and gender, resulting in an unequal system. So, how much healthcare, livelihood, shelter and justice are accessible depends on a...

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

Gender Gap Index: Bangladesh stays top in S Asia

Bangladesh has topped the South Asian countries in gender equality for the third consecutive year, ranking 47th among 144 nations.

October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017

It can destabilise entire South Asia

Bangladesh yesterday said presence of nearly one million Rohingya refugees in its territory has the potential to destabilise South Asia