The World Bank report ranked India top among the South Asian nations.
In this episode, we visit an anganwadi and speak to a paediatrician who has set up a lab to understand how diet, culture and food affect women and children.
Vietnam often suffers from destructive storms and floods due to its long coastline. More than 200 people were killed in storms last year.
“In many ways the king was Thailand and his death has left a huge vacuum in the Thai psyche,” said an analyst, pointing to social and political upheavals in recent decades.
Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, Amy Kazmin and Kabir Taneja discuss the situation in Myanmar and beyond with Maya Mirchandani.
The election commission’s preliminary results released on Monday showed that the candidate of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took 37.6% of the vote, up from 35% in the last poll.
If there are fewer monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal then what is driving these rainfall extremes? A new study finds some answers.
Most government action in India, where the flooding has hit hardest, has been focused on relief, with weak early warning systems and too little focus on prevention.
Bhutan may be a ‘small’ nation but it is as concerned about the sanctity of its territory and way of life as any other sovereign state.
Crowdsourcing support can become a process where new ideas are mined and become part of a policy package for difficult relationships.
Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan, drift away? What caused the crisis in bilateral relations in 2013?
The changing security environment in South Asia and elsewhere may have brought on new problems but it has given us new tools and abilities to deal with them.
While Meghalaya’s ancient culture empowers indigenous women with land ownership, legal protections to own and manage property are missing.
The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
A group of 250 prominent citizens from both countries have issued a statement asking that the governments stop fighting “proxy wars” and focus on people-to-people contact.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the South Asia Satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
Preparing for the 2018 elections, the Bhutan government has given in to internal opposition to the BBIN agreement.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Baburam Bhattarai discuss the recent political developments in Nepal and India-Nepal relations.
An NGO’s annual reports on primary education have gained popularity in India and abroad, but its fundamental message on poor learning levels remains unheeded.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
The immense hydropower potential of both countries could help accelerate the economic development in the region.
Trump’s protectionist policies, which will have global ripples, are bound to affect the financial stability of South Asian economies.
The Indian government knows it cannot pursue military modernisation without access to advanced US weaponry and technology.
Before endorsing arms control declarations, New Delhi’s negotiating lines should be shaped by domestic conversations on the use and impact of new technologies in warfare.
The winner of the American Historical Association’s prize for the best South Asian history book discusses Ashoka’s appeal as a historical figure, his conception of kingship and his relevance today.
The states have political necessities that may not concur with the conscience of their people – a disconnect reflected in the constitutive character of the SAARC.
The report shows that barring Pakistan, the rest of South Asia has also ranked well in implementing RTI laws with only Bhutan yet to enact one.
The decision to hold a public consultation on the law, which has already been passed by parliament, has come under criticism, and many are blaming the Hindu lobby for the delay in implementing the law.
The estimated reduction in earnings due to poor early growth is largest in South Asia.
In the first of a two-part interview, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group with Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.
Sartaj Aziz claimed that Pakistan has already convinced countries including Russia, New Zealand and South Korea to support the criteria-based approach and that they have always had the backing of China.
As a topic of intense speculation on broadcast and social media, the wins have elicited comments that range from curiosity to bafflement and at times outright racism.
California education officials have approved a curriculum that doesn’t erase caste from history and social science textbooks for sixth and seventh grade students.
Restrictions barring single men from entering malls and parks on certain days of the week are a common practice in the conservative Muslim country.
India’s women and child development ministry said delegates from the eight South Asian countries adopted a series of measures to boost cooperation to end child exploitation.
The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
With the near-extinction of vultures, new methods have come up to deal with animal carcasses, including north India’s first crematorium for animals.