South Asia
Sovereign debt

Why Pakistan’s economy is in deep crisis

Climate change and other global developments are severely exacerbating Pakistan’s home-made problems

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Higher learning

How universities in India and Germany differ

A social scientist from Kolkata shares her experiences after completing her PhD at Bonn University


Promote digital learning in Pakistan

Pakistan should invest more in both education and digitisation to promote literacy and close obvious gender gaps

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Global affairs

How western diplomats should approach India

India is an indispensable giant, but human rights and democratic principles matter too

World Bank

Biden’s interesting choice for the World Bank’s top job

Ajay Banga, who thrived on Wall Street, will most likely be appointed World Bank president

Girl's education

Nepalese girls still don’t have equal educational opportunities

The lives of young women in Nepal are determined by traditions and taboos, even though the constitution guarantees them equal rights

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Education in India

Covid-19’s devastating effects on India’s education

The pandemic interrupted the education of 360 million Indian students and kept them trapped in their homes, mostly without any option for e-learning


Understanding people in their native language

Ever since author Martin Kämpchen learned to speak Bengali, he has seen India with new eyes

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Identity politics

The painful partition of India

How colonial India became two and eventually three different countries

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