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Podcast from Himal Southasian, the region's pioneering magazine of politics and culture.

Podcast from Himal Southasian, the region's pioneering magazine of politics and culture.
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Podcast from Himal Southasian, the region's pioneering magazine of politics and culture.

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English


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The Southasian Conversation: Women in media

8/1/2018
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Once perceived as neutral, journalists are being increasingly targeted deliberately, often in violent attacks. In 2017, 65 journalists were killed, ten of them women. Women journalists face additional challenges, their very presence in public spaces often provoking hostility, and the new threats from cyber-violence impacting them disproportionately. When three well-established media professionals – with Najiba Ayubi of Killid Media from Kabul; Subina Shrestha, a journalist and filmmaker...

Duration:00:29:47

Himal Interviews: Beena Sarwar on Pakistan elections

7/26/2018
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Millions of Pakistanis have just voted in the country's general elections. Though the electoral process has been marred by allegations of fraud and undue interference by the military, it is also a significant step, marking the second consecutive democratic transition of power. We spoke to senior journalist and long time Himal contributor Beena Sarwar about what the elections mean for the country. For more, go to : http://himalmag.com/himal-interviews-beena-sarwar-on-pakistan-elections/

Duration:00:17:11

Himal Interviews: Rana Ayyub on the dangers of doing journalism in India

7/4/2018
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In May 2018, the United Nation’s human-rights experts called on the Indian government “to act urgently to protect journalist Rana Ayyub,” who had received death threats after a hate campaign was directed against her on social media. An independent journalist, Ayyub has documented alleged crimes committed by public officials, including in her 2016 Gujarat Files, which investigated the complicity of politicians, bureaucrats and police in the 2002 Gujarat pogrom when Prime Minister Narendra...

Duration:00:10:16

Poems by Kamala Das

7/2/2018
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“Women should be seen and not heard” was, and in some contexts continues to be, an oft-repeated talisman in schools, households and public spaces. These four poets dared to be heard and the timelessness of their expression and in their articulation of the joys and trials of womanhood, their voices transcend geographies and politics. More here: http://himalmag.com/podcast-women-poets-daak-vaak/ Go to www.himalmag.com for more on politics and culture in Southasia.

Duration:00:01:52

Himal Interviews: Onaiza Drabu and Prachi Jha on their literary project Daak Vaak

7/2/2018
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In this interview, we bring you Onaiza Drabu and Prachi Jha, who talked to us of their literary project, Daak (daak.co.in), and the challenges and joys of exploring poetry from Southasia.

Duration:00:11:03

Poems by Habba Khatoon

7/2/2018
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“Women should be seen and not heard” was, and in some contexts continues to be, an oft-repeated talisman in schools, households and public spaces. These four poets dared to be heard and the timelessness of their expression and in their articulation of the joys and trials of womanhood, their voices transcend geographies and politics.

Duration:00:01:40

Poems by Mahadevi Varma

7/2/2018
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“Women should be seen and not heard” was, and in some contexts continues to be, an oft-repeated talisman in schools, households and public spaces. These four poets dared to be heard and the timelessness of their expression and in their articulation of the joys and trials of womanhood, their voices transcend geographies and politics.

Duration:00:03:23

Poems by Amrita Pritam

7/2/2018
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“Women should be seen and not heard” was, and in some contexts continues to be, an oft-repeated talisman in schools, households and public spaces. These four poets dared to be heard and the timelessness of their expression and in their articulation of the joys and trials of womanhood, their voices transcend geographies and politics.

Duration:00:02:37

Himal Interviews: Annie Zaman on being denied entry to India

6/13/2018
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Pakistani writer and researcher Annie Zaman was looking forward to participating in a conference at the Ashoka University in Haryana in July 2018, when the plans were scuppered by India’s Ministry of External Affairs. When the University sought clearance for the participants – as all conference organisers are now required to do in India – the Ministry said it would approve all applicants with the exception of those from Pakistan. Researchers and scholars from 56 of the 57 countries were...

Duration:00:17:57