In Other Words
Words like slum and informal settlement fail to communicate how power, space and resources are produced in unequal cities, argue Matais Echanove and Ranul Srivastava in Mumbai
M. ECHANOVE & R. SRIVASTAVA
Majority World Image
After returning to Bangladesh in 1984, Shahidul Alam forged a stellar career in photography, education and social activism that is shifting the way South Asian countries are portrayed. He spoke to Zeeshan Khan
Cinema, Not Software
Big wins at Cannes changed the game for animation filmmaker Gitanjali Rao, but also didn’t
The City That Isn't
After a flurry of multi-million dollar projects, Hambantota’s ambition to become a key Sri Lankan city has stalled. What went wrong?
A death in the family
A beacon for regional solidarity and critical thought for more than a quarter century, the Nepal-based magazine Himal Southasian abruptly stopped printing in late 2016
"We are students, not customers!!"
Are India's universities up to the challenge of educating the youngest population in the world?
Soft obstacles in a hard city
Notwithstanding real threats and dangers, Muslim women in Karachi are daily asserting their right to the city
Cities in Tension
Towns and cities across Afghanistan reflect the resilience and dynamism of their inhabitants, but also highlight basic urban challenges
Reaching for the Universe
Plans by Delhi’s state water utility to create universal access to water across the city highlights tensions between legislation, planning and social justice
In a country whose story is dominated by traders, clerics, soldiers and development bureaucrats, Kabul’s gridlocked roads offer a new way to retell a distinctly Afghani history
A Walk on the wild side of Calcutta
Bengali music has played an increasingly prominent role in Calcutta’s musical history since India gained its independence. Rupleena Bose on the history and impact of the genre on the city, and India's music scene
Tales at the Pump
Muslim refugees from Myanmar live in slum settlements scattered across South Asia. We profile one precarious community of mostly women, who survive along a riverbank in south Delhi