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· November, 2014

Stories about Development from November, 2014

Solar Homes Helping to End ‘Power Discrimination’ in Bangladesh

45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.

Updates on the 18th SAARC Summit On Social Media

The Internet of Things and Smart Crops

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives

Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.

Lovers of Myanmar's Architecture, Feast Your Eyes on These Photos From Yangon

Feast your eyes on these photos of Myanmar's "rich architectural heritage," found in Yangon, the nation's former capital.

Another Celebrity Wants to Help Africa, And He's No ‘Band Aid’

When it comes to helping Africa, there is Bob Geldof's approach with "Band Aid," and then there is Akon's.

Kathmandu's Big Facelift Ahead of the 2014 SAARC Summit

Preparations for the summit seem to be a hit with locals, but some already wonder what awaits the city, after the conference, when the repaired buildings fall into disrepair again.

Hijras, Bangladesh's ‘Third Gender’, Celebrate First Ever Pride Parade

Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.

Infographic: 5 Facts About Sri Lanka’s Tamil Community in the North

The Google Bus Is Bringing Internet Skills to Half A Million Students in Bangladesh

"It's just great :) Though it's new to me but feeling excited. Hope in Bangladesh it will spread soon and gain popularity..."

See Rio de Janeiro's Favelas Through the Lens of Young Residents’ Pinhole Cameras

The "Mão na Lata" (Hand on can) project challenges teenagers from Complexo da Maré to document their community's daily life with pinhole cameras made from powdered milk cans.

People in Madagascar Are Fed Up With Power Cuts Leaving Them in the Dark

Madagascar's electricity company is facing major challenges to provide power for the whole country. Malagasy Internet users delve into the many issues with electricity provision and their causes.

Pakistan Warns Universities Not to Question Government Following Model UN Controversy Over Israeli Booth

The Pakistani state does not officially recognize Israel as a country.

Uzbekistan's Controversial Cotton Harvest ‘Feeds the Regime, not Citizens’

Another violent and exploitative cotton season wraps up in Uzbekistan. The harvest's front line, from teachers and schoolchildren to doctors and nurses, will be the last to see the profits.

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

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