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The Road to India’s Partition

Tracing the events and sentiments that led up to the historic partition of the Indian subcontinent.

The West Is Getting China Wrong

Xi Jinping is hardly the eternal, invincible mega-leader that the West has understood him to be.

Anger, Apathy, and Violence: Behind Bangladesh’s Epic Road Safety Protests

The recent protests over road safety in Bangladesh after the death of two young students in Dhaka were a blunt expression of popular anger against an apathetic administration.

Islamic State has survived 100,000 bombs and missiles and is still active

The wars against Islamic State and al-Qaida show that military responses may seem to work in the short term but don’t change much in the long run.

Deity’s Advocate: A Legal Defence of the Sabarimala Temple Practice

The ban on women's entry into the iconic Hindu temple in Kerala's Sabarimala has been challenged in India's Supreme Court. But, how legally tenable are the petitions really?

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Hikayetna: Stories From Syrian Refugees

Long Reads

Stranger Than Fiction

Azad and Houda (Part II)

Two refugees in transit find love, warmth and solace in each other.

15 Years Since Saddam Fell: Horrors That Came Next

Fifteen years after the fall of the Iraqi dictator, an Iraqi recalls the utter chaos that followed the American invasion.

Azad and Houda (Part I)

Two refugees in transit find love in an unlikely place.

Letters of Dreams and Refuge – Part IV

Between Izmir and Athens: dream sellers and a notebook swallowed by the road.

What I Left Behind

The war made him leave his home behind, suddenly and begrudgingly. | Amir Darwish

Do You Want Some Bread and Milk?

Curfew meant being attacked by the paramilitaries. An attack inside their quarters was called “operation” | A short story by Mekhala Saran

Syria

A kingdom of broken dreams, buried inside the eyes of their corpses | Faris Fakhreldin

Let’s Dance for Newroz

"Newroz, for me, is freedom from slavery and injustice." | Lorin Kasso