Stories about South Asia from October, 2013
Throughout the months of November and December, we are organizing six global in-person 'meetups' led and facilitated by Global Voices members.
Thousands of Baloch have disappeared in the last decade in war-torn Balochistan.
Dey recorded more than 4,000 songs between 1942 and 2013, and was famous for his playback work recording songs for hundreds of movies for actors to lip sync to.
Vidyut at Aam Janata blog has created a map of the Dengue outbreak in India from various reports published in print media in the last couple of months.
A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.
The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam will lead to severe changes in climate condition, affecting the livelihoods of over 20 million people in the lower riparian...
The crimes against women are on the rise in India. Writer and blogger Shilpa Garg provides some tips on how women can stay alert and safe.
Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.
Abhinav Sahai has a theory to explain why young Indian talents do not usually end up as entrepreneurs. They give more priority to marriage, kids and buying own property, he thinks.
The new volunteer-led, crowdsourced website is trying to help women in Pakistan, where an estimated 70-80 percent of women are subject to some form of abuse at home.
Chandan Sapkota reports that the rise in the cost of housing in Kathmandu has made them beyond the reach of most of the Nepalese people. Easy bank credits to developers and prospective buyers have possibly triggered the bubble.
This week we talk about why Pakistan feels so conflicted about Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala and the role social media has played in spreading her fame and discredit.
The National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing Nepal claims that more than 1,400 people were forcibly disappeared during a decade long (1996-2006) civil war. Siromani Dhungana at ‘United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal’ reports that the issue of disappearance has not been addressed properly by the state...
The fight for human rights in India, where child labor, indigenous exploitation, entrenched stereotypes and other violations remain a problem, is far from over, bloggers wrote...
With 5.6 million users (September 2013 Data) Facebook is very popular in Bangladesh. Badrud Doza reports that a Facebook group and a TV show titled ‘Aamrai Bangladesh’ (We are Bangladesh) are changing the face of Bangladesh. The group is dedicated to connect the young people who are involved in community...
In Balochistan, where decades of separatist fighting have left thousands dead and many more missing, activist Abdul Qadeer Baloch has kept vigil in a camp for the victims.
Aakar Anil reports that Dinesh Acharya, the Editor of Nepali business weekly Share Bazaar, has been arrested on 30th September 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal on charges of sharing a news article on a Facebook page. He was detained on charges of violating the controversial clause 47 of the Electronic Transaction...
Bhutan ranks 207th amongst 209 Football playing nations in the FIFA ranking. However, Sogyel Tobgyel reports that Football has become the new craze for the Bhutanese people.
Sunanda Deshapriya at Freedom Of Expression Sri Lanka reports that the international screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka has been stopped in Nepal due to the pressure of Sri Lankan government. Earlier, the investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War...
The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.
Afghans are reflecting on the list of candidates for their presidential elections in 2014. The candidates' picks for vice-president positions demonstrate the importance of ethnic balancing in the divided country.