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6 October 2015
5 October 2015
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda included an account of a rape in his memoir. Now, an artist reimagines the author's memoir with a new title, "I Confess That I Have Raped."
2 October 2015
"Some get rich by exporting #beef, some die for consuming it? What warped & perverse nationalism is this ban fanning?"
Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.
26 September 2015
Several Indian states have been battling malnutrition for decades now. While new official data show improvement and testify that multiple programs seem to be working, there remains much to do.
23 September 2015
"What is clear from all these stories is the need for an all-out rejection of these restrictive rules and the patriarchal protectionism they are built on."
21 September 2015
Recent disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of workers dead or injured. Women workers are taking more of a leadership role in the struggle to unionize.
18 September 2015
Four people involved with the Adamya Bangladesh Foundation, which works to improve the lives of street children, face human trafficking charges. Supporters aren't convinced of the police case against them.
10 September 2015
Lack of relevant material which Indian youth can connect with coupled with the increasing number of Internet users in India mean that more people are turning to entertainment online.
7 September 2015
From the outside, it’s easy to reduce livestock to economics, and that’s certainly one aspect of their existence. But they’re also members of the family.
6 September 2015
Heavy rains in Dhaka have caused massive traffic jams and water damage, disrupting the lives of thousands of citizens. On social media, people blamed climate change and poor waste management.
29 August 2015
The government recently threatened to pull the licenses of three news channels over criticism of the execution of Yakub Menon, convicted of the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
27 August 2015
People all across India are pushing back against government policies and new trends in human migration that have made the imposition of the Hindi language a sensitive political issue.
22 August 2015
He spent his career trying to deliver health care outside of expensive hospitals. Now, he's sick — but he doesn't want to get treatment.
18 August 2015
"The protests against the prohibition of alcohol are a great move. If Tamil Nadu government bans the sale of alcohol, it will be greatly appreciated by the general population."
15 August 2015
Some observers say rape and sexual harassment would rise in parallel with women empowerment since this patriarchal society denies freedom of women.
14 August 2015
We look at the latest advertised federal jobs in Pakistan and find that Balochistan is only allocated half of its quota.
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
13 August 2015
12 August 2015
Solveig Boergen, a German photographer who lives and works in Japan, travelled to the Kanchanpur district of western Nepal to capture the daily lives of the Rana Tharus.