Category Archives: South Asia

Forest of Tides: The Sundarbans

The world’s largest mangrove forest is home to hundreds of species and, mostly along its edges, 4 million people. September/October 2016 PDF Saudi Aramco World Magazine Written by Louis Werner Photographed by Shahidul Alam / DRIK Split not quite in half … Continue reading

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PATHSHALA’S RESPONSE TO BDNEWS24.COM’S REPORT

A report on Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, published by the online news portal bdnews24.com, has come to our attention (“Shahidul Alam’s Pathshala operates without affiliation,” bdnews24.com, 6 August 2016). Unsubstantiated allegations, backbiting and innuendo and the absence of cross … Continue reading

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On the ‘uncertified’ Pathshala

At a time when our entire education system is in crisis, the quality of education is in question and the values that student’s inculcate is a source of fear. A student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in response to questions about the … Continue reading

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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Runs in the Family

New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity. BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE  The author and his father have seen several relatives succumb to mental illness. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAYANITA SINGH FOR THE NEW YORKER In the winter of 2012, I … Continue reading

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Photography in Bangladesh: a medium on the move

The Financial Times Visual Arts March 4, 2016 3:00 pm by Maya Jaggi Fêted internationally, the country’s photographers have struggled for status at home. Could that be about to change? From the series ‘Railway Longings’ (2011-2015) by Rasel Chowdhury The eerie … Continue reading

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