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Blood Speaks

What is life like when having your period puts your health at risk and means you are shunned by society? Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.
A historical perspective into refugees can help us better understand the daunting crisis that we face today.
Water has defined and redefined social boundaries for eons, while facilitating the formation of class and caste identities. The Brahmaputra Valley in Assam is a thriving case-in-point.
Populism is currently attractive because it contains a grain of truth. If we want to be prepared for the post-populist period and hasten its coming, we must address these real issues.
What does it mean to be a woman and a farmer in Myanmar?
Climbing the class ladder in economic irons.
In Assam, the complex process of identity formation takes an even more deviously complex form through the course of its colonial and post-colonial history.
The Lyngdoh Commission regulations need urgent reforms so as to make student politics in public universities more effective and dynamic.
India, by falling back to its traditional non-alignment policy, can serve as a mediator between an increasingly assertive China and the West.
Violent resistance is often cathartic and seductive. But, it can have drastic consequences.