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Stories about South Asia

22 July 2016

Maldives Opposition Holds Rally Despite Resistance From Government

"Under the plan for reform, Yameen is making criticism a crime..."

20 July 2016

A Golden Age for Cow Urine in India

"We boycott the cow slaughter industry for a year. The saved $ purchases cows. We separate the gold from the cow urine. Hapi economics."

11 July 2016

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

"The mighty Indian state might have killed him but they haven't won. A 21 year old in his death has shaken you."

8 July 2016

There's Wisdom and Humour to Be Found Painted on the Back of Nepalese Trucks

"In America, young lead the country; Old get the pension. In Nepal, old rule the country; Young get the tension."

3 July 2016

According to the Indian People, The Real Brexit Happened In 1947

Brexit could have huge implications on global economics, trade and politics -- but India has a unique perspective on the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

2 July 2016

Twenty Hostages Killed and Thirteen Rescued as Dhaka Hostage Siege Ends in Tragedy

"Let us stop protecting those who did nothing to stop this day from coming to pass. Let us not draw up excuses for people and ideologies that inspire such acts."

28 June 2016

Political Sniping Follows India's Failure to Win Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership

"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"

Teacher Shortages Aren't Always Hopeless, Proves Human Rights Group in India

A recent report by Oxfam found that 37 percent of the Indian government's primary schools lack adequate teachers due to insufficient funding.

26 June 2016

As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?

On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?

23 June 2016

Iconic Pakistani Sufi Singer Amjad Sabri Is Murdered in Broad Daylight

"If you're looking for a reason as to why he died. You won't find one, if someone asks you 'Why', just say 'Because...Pakistan'."

22 June 2016

India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando

"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"

21 June 2016

Four Donors in India Rescued a Man in Bangladesh with a Rare Blood Group. Now What Were You Saying About Borders?

A 25-year-old man in Bangladesh with a rare blood group was going to die without blood donors. When they couldn't be found at home, four people in Mumbai stepped up.

17 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.

This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.

16 June 2016

One Photographer’s Mission to Change People’s Perception of Burn Survivors

"For me all of them are inspiring. They are not victims. They are survivors. Fighters. Literally, they are happy."

Ramadan in Sri Lanka Is More Than You Think

Although Sri Lanka has grappled with divisions along ethnic and religious lines, in challenging times citizens do come together to help each other, casting aside their differences.

13 June 2016

Indian Court Condemns Film Board for ‘Censoring’ Movie on Drug Abuse

With numerous instances of censorship and bans targeting ‘freedom of expression’, Indian filmmakers are up in arms in an attempt to see this Bollywood film released soon without major cuts.

11 June 2016

Pakistani Senator Threatens Activist With Rape on Live Television

"[Hamdullah] called me a whore and said, "I will take off your trousers and your mother's!"

10 June 2016

For Stunning Glimpses of 20th-Century Nepal, Check Out ‘Nepal in Pix’ on Twitter

Student examinations in the 1970s, legal marijuana in the 1960s, and royal hunts and legacy rulers at the turn of the 20th century all appear in Nepal in Pix photos.

A Grandmother and Granddaughter in India Are Making Beautiful Media Together

Rising Voices

"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."

9 June 2016

Body Shaming on the Floor of Pakistan's Parliament: ‘Someone Make This Tractor Trolley Keep Quiet’

"The weakest of the weak; the ones who have no clue what intellect or intelligence is...usually indulge in name-calling or nasty jibes."

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