Some of South Asia's best and brightest talents have signed up to write regularly for BBC News Online's South Asia page.
Distinguished journalist and commentator Ahmed Rashid, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books, Jihad and Taliban: Islam, Oil and the new Great Game in Central Asia, is a specialist on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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He writes on political and security issues in the region.
Ahmed Rashid has won a number of accolades in his career, including the Award for Courage in Journalism from the Human Rights Society of Pakistan.
Renowned economist Kaushik Basu is Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and Director, Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University in the United States.
Professor Basu has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London School of Economics, Harvard University, and the Delhi School of Economics.
He has written and edited several books and travels widely for his research.
The economist's previous subjects have included globalisation, literacy and child labour.
He will write on a range of subjects relating to the fast-changing and globalising South Asian economy where India is being talked about as the economic powerhouse of the future.
Rohit Brijnath is one of India's best known and most experienced sports writers.
He has covered the Olympic Games, Asian Games, World Cup cricket, grand slam tennis events and numerous cricket tours.
Rohit Brijnath is known for his breezy writing style and frank views and will be writing on sports and sporting personalities in the subcontinent.
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