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· November, 2011

Stories about South Asia from November, 2011

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Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

  28 November 2011

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an increased risk of food insecurity. Bangladesh is among the top five most vulnerable countries.

India: The Ink Conference 2011

  28 November 2011

This year's INK Conference will be held this year in Jaipur city, Rajasthan, from December 8th – December 11th. Read all about it here.

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India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

  26 November 2011

On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up with the growing inflation, corruption and graft cases in the country and decided to hit out in protest.

India: The Camel Fair Of Pushkar

  26 November 2011

Nisha J shares her experience of spending a day at the famous Camel Fair of Pushkar, a holy town of the Ajmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

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Pakistan: The Death of Nusrat Bhutto

  25 November 2011

The recent demise of Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady and wife of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was mourned across Pakistan. A public holiday was declared as a part of the mourning, which triggered a wave of reactions from Twitter users questioning the logic behind such a move.

India: The Decade Of Maids

  23 November 2011

AmreekanDesi takes a satirical look at the problems of the increasingly unmanageable service of Indian maids.

Maldives: Reactions To Defacing Of Monuments

  22 November 2011

Some SAARC countries have sent monuments to Maldives to celebrate the SAARC summit this year. Maldives’ religious party Adhaalath had called for removal of these alleged idols. Sri Lankan blogger Indrajit Samarajiva shares his reactions on the desecration of the Sri Lankan and Pakistani monuments.

Pakistan: The Second Blog Awards

  20 November 2011

S.A.J. Shiraji reports that nominations are closing on Monday (21 November 2011) morning for the second Annual Pakistan Blog Awards. The theme for 2011 is “Colors of Pakistan: Celebrating the New Media Spaces” and voting will run till November 25, 2011.

Nepal: First LGBT Movie

  20 November 2011

XNepali reports that the first Lesbian movie from Nepal is in post production stage and will be released shortly.

About our South Asia coverage

Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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