Ban on books is ‘azadi’ of Azad Kashmir?

Sixteen books on various aspects of Kashmir have been banned by the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) including my booklet ‘Maqbool Bhat:...

Rohingyas: In search of a home

By Adnan Bhat | Photographs by Marta Tucci When a Buddhist mob came rampaging through a neighborhood in Ngapúra village of Myanmar and set it...

Lebanon’s refugee crisis: ‘Too great a burden’

While children play in the capital’s trendy al-Hamra district, seemingly oblivious to their disheveled clothing and displaced existence, their mothers, sick with worry about...

Kashmir: Twenty years after

My most recent visit to Srinagar, last spring, came twenty years exactly after my first reporting assignment in Kashmir. It prompted me to reflect...

From ‘Je suis Charlie’ to ‘Je ne suis pas Charlie’

The January 2015 attacks on the satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, along with the related events that followed, have opened a pandora box into...

President Jokowi’s cabinet line-up

Jokowi Widodo was sworn in as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, Indonesia, on October 20 amid an atmosphere of high hopes amongst supporters,...

Pity Peshawar – but what prospects for a peaceful Pakistan?

As the country reels from the massacre in Peshawar, MA Mistry assesses whether peace will ever prevail in Pakistan given the lack of unity...

Govt lags, poverty haunts Haiyan survivors

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded is know in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, this typhoon devastated the Philippines and portions of...

What next after the Scottish referendum?

One month on from Scottish referendum UK citizens are no clearer about what further devolution in the wake of the ‘No’ vote might look...

Indonesia remembers Munir

This week marked the ten year anniversary of the assassination of leading Indonesian Human Rights defender Munir Said Thalid, activists as well as ordinary...