South Asia
Health care

Health education for communities in Nepal

More education on health issues is needed in Nepal, especially for women and girls. Local health centres and Female Community Health Volunteers play a crucial role


In India, deadly disease is linked to deforestation

Where natural environments are healthy, the zoonoses Nipah and KFD are less likely to spread among humans


How the Modi government is undermining Indian democracy

Hindu-supremacists are most awkward allies in the fight against authoritarianism internationally


The city of millions that is being flooded every day

Chittagong in Bangladesh is one of the ten fastest-sinking coastal cities in the world.

Digital technology

“What really matters is unsupervised access”

How to use digital technology in ways that promote gender justice

Gender justice

Eight decades of gender relations in South India

Krupa Ge’s debut novel “What we know about her” explores women’s fates in Tamil Nadu from the 1940s to late 2019

Gender justice

Pakistan is slowly moving towards gender justice

Gender parity is now within reach in the prestigious Central Superior Services

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Safe disposal

Sal leaves: a traditional South Asian alternative to plastic

Producing sal-leaf tableware is no longer only an informal micro-scale business in India

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

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.