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· November, 2013

Stories about South Asia from November, 2013

Economic Challenges For The New Nepali Government

A Durian Village In Sri Lanka

Nepali Cricket Team Headed to Twenty20 World Cup After Historic Win

Playing as an underdog the Himalayan country secured a berth at the next years Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. The netizens are rejoicing this surprise feat.

Uncertainty And Hope During Elections in Nepal

Nepal's elections to choose a new Constituent Assembly were finally held on 19 November 2013. The new assembly will be tasked with drafting Nepal's much awaited Constitution.

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

Brain Drain Or Brain Save

Sri Lanka: Debate On Legalizing Sex as a Profession

PHOTOS: Dhaka's Beautiful Blue Sky Briefly Takes Over Web

The autumn sky above Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was so beautiful on 17 November that social media was flooded with images and talk about the scene.

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

Pakistan's IMF Bailout Brings Painful Rise in Inflation

As Pakistan attempts to keep the International Monetary Fund happy by slashing subsidies, hiking power tariffs and increasing revenue, inflation has grown sharply, severely impacting ordinary citizens.

PHOTOS: Voters Turn Out in Droves for Nepal's Constituent Assembly Elections

A record 70 percent turnout was recorded in Nepal's first post-monarchy elections. Will this assembly accomplish what the last could not and draft a constitution?

Bangladesh: Is Restorative Justice the Best Way Forward?

Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher

Australian Prime Minister Downplays Sri Lankan Torture Allegations

Many Australians were flabbergasted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conciliatory remarks about torture and other human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan government

Discovering the Bouquinistes of Colombo

Tendulkar's Retirement: ‘Cricket Will Never Be the Same’

Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar Awarded India's Highest Civilian Award

Social Media went abuzz with congratulatory messages as India's ace cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar retired from the game and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, shortly after.

VIDEO: Tear-jerking Google ‘Reunion’ Ad Warms Hearts Across India and Pakistan

An emotional ad by Google India showing how their search engine can help reconnect long lost friends across borders has gone viral across India and Pakistan.

India: Sixty Million Diabetics And Growing

Infographic: Pakistan's Failing Education System

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