Most of you (even desis) will no doubt have no idea what I’m talking about, but I’m really psyched to have discovered this treasure trove of two decades of back issues of the unique Kathmandu-based magazine on pan-South Asian politics and culture, Himal Southasian.
Haven’t read it in a while, but I used to read it fanatically. Need to resubscribe.
Those of you South Asian expats or 2nd-gen desi-whatevers looking for a stimulating and cutting edge alternative to the MSM on Subcontinental happenings and issues really should consider subscribing.
Unlike many "South Asian" media, it actually tries to give regular and evenhanded coverage to South Asian countries whose names don’t start with ‘I’ and end with ‘A’. And unlike the gargantuan and generally numbingly dull India Today, it can be read in a single sitting without inducing a coma. Also, it’s a lot more interesting and holistic, in my view, covering everything from art to politics. And always with a welcome (and desperately needed) dollop of tiersmondisme.