Category: So Asia

Susannah’s Grandad Ran Bengal When Famine Killed Millions

Kavita Puri at the BBC: “I feel enormous shame about what happened,” Susannah Herbert tells…

American Cricket Found a Star. He’s a Silicon Valley Tech Worker.

Pranshu Verma in The Washington Post: Saurabh Netravalkar finds it hard to log off Slack. But…

Kabab

A WhatsApp Share: The Ottoman Empire’s soldiers were given meat loaves and spices by their…

Deepfake Politicians May Have a Big Influence on India’s Elections

Jeremy Hsu in New Scientist: Artificial intelligence is enabling India’s politicians to be everywhere at…

Modi’s India is No Economic Miracle

Talk of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s successful economic stewardship is key to his appeal and…

How Sri Lanka Got Her Groove Back

by Aqdas Afzal at Dawn: Predictably, the economic crisis rapidly transformed into a political crisis….

Kerala: One Indian State, Four Exhilarating Ways

Scott Hocker at The Week: Kerala is a microcosm of India itself. The 360-mile-long sliver…

‘Our Rule of Law is Under Attack From Our Own Government, But the World Does Not See This’

Mike Herd, Investigations Editor, The Conversation: Here’s a story about an authoritarian leader of a…

“Dethroned: The Downfall of India’s Princely States”

Nicholas Gordan with the author John Zubrzycki: Post-independence India had a big problem–about 40% of…

Inventing Hindu Supremacy

Mihir Dalal in Aeon: To understand Narendra Modi’s India, it is instructive to grasp the…

Bangladesh Nobel Laureate Dr. Yunus

Irshad Salim from Karachi: Complying with Labor Laws–more specifically minimum wage rate and benefits is…

“India is (not) going back into the background anymore. It has arrived.”

Modi’s economy also offers a ‘real alternative’ to China Excerpt of analysis by Diksha Madhok…