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· January, 2014

Stories about South Asia from January, 2014

Teaching of “Religion and Morality” In Bangladesh Schools

Birds Avoiding Bhopal

3 Out of The Top 10 Most Inspirational Bangladeshis are Tech-Centric

Sri Lanka's Best Bus Terminal

Outdoor Air pollution in Bhopal

The Other Side of Social Media

Bangladesh Gets Its First LGBT Magazine, ‘Roopbaan’

"Finally Bangladesh is prospering. I had to leave Bangladesh for being gay, now I feel like going back and do[ing] something there."

Protest Against Rape : WordToon by Subhendu Sarkar

The Biggest Indian Blogging Conference In February 2014

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

Despite Controversial Past, Indian PM Candidate Narendra Modi's Star on the Rise

Chief Minister of India's western state Gujarat Narendra Modi is a polemic figure for his hotly debated role in the deadly 2002 riots in the state between Hindus and Muslims.

Talking Trash In Chennai – Through Blogs

Lebanese Blogger Spoofs Study on Middle Eastern Women's Clothing

Preserving The Hidden History Of Old Dhaka

Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka: 2006-2013

Unethical Practices In A Bangladeshi Private Hospital

Is Pakistan's Much-Needed Gas Pipeline a Pipe Dream?

In early December, Iran cancelled a 500 million US dollar loan to help Pakistan finance its part of a gas pipeline that authorities hope will combat Pakistan's dire energy crisis.

Urging Indians to ‘Take the Poo to the Loo’

Sanitation and hygiene remain critical problems for India, with about 50% of its population still defecating in the open. UNICEF India's #poo2loo campaign aims to raise awareness about this issue.

Aitezaz Hasan, Pakistan's Young Hero Who Took on a Suicide Bomber to Save his School

"We don’t need more Aitzazs’. Not one or one million. What we need is to be worthy of the one we lost."

French Restaurant In Pakistan Closed For Not Allowing Pakistanis

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