Featured stories about South Asia
Stories about South Asia
25 October 2016
The Sri Lankan military is investing heavily in the tourism business. The armed forces have several hotels and resorts, many restaurants and cafes, and other tourist facilities.
21 October 2016
20 October 2016
Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”
After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.
“We don’t tell our parents that we play here. They think we go to a proper ground to play. If they know...they will not let us out to play."
18 October 2016
"Don't we as...citizens get a say in whether or not we want to be a part of the commonwealth? Or is Maldives just a one man country now".
13 October 2016
"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."
"'Patriotism' that propagates HATE is not patriotism. United we RISE. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule not serve society."
12 October 2016
After decades of mixed hospitality, Islamabad says it can no longer host refugees from its war-torn neighbour.
"Am concerned, possibly convinced, more than 24hrs after the travel ban was imposed that govt is planning to take further, uglier actions."
Global Voices reviews a few stories covered by the Video Volunteers community's citizen journalists, showing how girls in India face and cope with various gender-related challenges.
6 October 2016
"Kicha, you were adorable on the show. For a young six year old to be on Ellen's show was awesome and you did a great job. What an accomplishment."
4 October 2016
30 September 2016
"...culture and art and sport should be without boundaries and borders. These are the two areas which bring people together and encourage understanding of other cultures."
28 September 2016
"There was a time when I used to wait in the long lines in front of the temple for a little food," says one of the founders of the venture.
22 September 2016
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s stemming from conflict in the country, and their loved ones still don't know what happened.
21 September 2016
20 September 2016
“Since the schools are shut, I’ve joined this centre to study so that I am prepared for my exams,” says one student.