Welcome to Soch! Soch is a term in a variety of South Asian languages which means to think, or simply, a thought. In this blog I will discuss a variety of social and political issues that stem through the region of South Asia.
It is with no surprise that some nations in our world are burdened with cyclical poverty and doing a lot of work, for very little gain. Bangladesh, has been one of the many countries that have been riddled by this exploitation. The nation was awarded its independence in 1971 changing its name from East Pakistan, … Continue reading The Bangladeshi Sweatshop Workers.
Afghanistan is a nation that has been riddled by violence and so the people live in an undeniably hostile climate. So when Afghanistani-American writer Khaled Hosseni stated, “there are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood”, you cannot help but wonder about the truth in that statement. One of the groups that have … Continue reading The Skater Girls of Kabul
I think Indian Farmers are perhaps the first social-political issue that has accounted for a number of restless and frustrated moments for myself. But first some background about the economic structure of India’s agricultural industry and how it came to be. In the nineties, India switched over to more laissez-faire and neoliberal policies as a result … Continue reading The Indian Agriculture Fallacy
South Asia has to be one of the most fascinating regions. Its vast varieties of cultures, languages and people create for one of the most diverse areas of the world of all time. My name is Sehar Malik. I am a 22 year old Pakistani-Canadian. I am very passionate about socio-political and economic issues in … Continue reading Pakistan’s Third Gender