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Stories about South Asia

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Understanding monsoon culture in Nepal

The Bridge  2 weeks ago

Nepali Sanskritist and scholar Gautama Vajra Vajracharya explains his studies on the Vedic frog hymns, and the meaning of the name of Vasudeva, father of Hindu deity Kṛiṣhṇa.

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Agroecology, Nepal’s answer to climate change

The Bridge  12 December 2021

Managing land, under the auspices of agroecology, entails revitalising a different kind of relationship with the soil. It starts with understanding the principles of ecology and how nature works.

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Undertones: A deep-dive into Indian hyper-nationalism

  6 December 2021

Any critique of the government, the armed forces, or the Hindu religion and its socio-political project, known as Hindutva, is labeled “sedition,” and is treated as treason for attacking the sovereignty of India.

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Digital panaceas for an analog world

COVID-19  30 November 2021

This article brings you insights from stories from the hinterlands of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh on how the livelihoods and safety of women were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press freedom and the Indian judiciary

Advox  26 November 2021

In India, journalists are being unfairly charged with defamation, sedition, and publishing fake news. Despite the constitutional guarantee of press freedom, threats to the press are rampant in the country.

About our South Asia coverage

Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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