Stories about South Asia from April, 2014
Bangladeshis Are Not Happy With India's Bharatya Janata Party
Subramanian Swamy said Bangladesh should compensate India for its undocumented migrants there by giving the country one-third of its land. A Bangladeshi hacker group hacked 300 government websites in retaliation.
The Challenge Of Keeping The Indian Electoral List Updated
The world's largest elections are underway in India and blogger Anuradha Shankar at “A Wandering Mind” blog points to the practical challenges of keeping the huge electoral list of the country updated for ready use.
Pakistani Spies, Mir and the Missing People of Balochistan
After Pakistan's top TV newsman was shot, a vicious media war between single-minded nationalists and his TV station ensued leaving the story he was working on in the dark.
Bob Marley – A New God for the Bhutanese Youth?
Bob Marley has suddenly become a god among the already confused generation. The Rastafari Flag, with either Bob himself or with a marijuana leave on it, is all over the place. For someone who died in 1981 to brainwash smart kids of 21st century is so unbelievable. Passang Tshering, a...
Menstruation Is Not a Shameful Secret. Let's Talk Periods.
“Why do women hush themselves when it comes to discussing menstruation?” asks Sourav Kumar Panda at Youth Ki Awaaz and goes on to discuss that in this day and age, keeping periods a ‘hush-hush’ issue is unnecessary – the time has come for us to break the silence and shame...
Bangladeshis Mourn Gabriel García Márquez, the ‘Magician Of Words’
"No, I will not cry. As I believe that he will live at least a few more centuries with resonant words of love, how could I cry mourning his death?"
In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic
Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.
9 Essentials Uncles You Need In Sri Lanka
Cerno opines that ordinary Sri Lankans need the right network of relationships with many ‘powerful uncles’ to survive properly.
The State Of Women In The Present Indian Society
Transhuman Collective (THC), a brainchild of Soham Sarcar & Snehali Shah, is a multidisciplinary collaborative project based on the philosophy of Transhumanism. In this moving video created and uploded to YouTube by Transhumanism.in it is revealed that there is lack of basic respect for women in Indian patriarchal society. To...
The Role Of Media In The Indian General Elections 2014
Vidyut at AamJanata, the common man's blog, writes an open letter to the Indian media criticizing its role in reporting about the ongoing Indian Lok Sabha elections. Media has failed to report adequately on the implications of perception engineering through doctored poll surveys. Media has failed to draw attention to...
Meet India's Most Powerful Women Politicians
With the world's largest elections underway in India, take a look at the women making a name for themselves in the political arena.
PHOTOS: Massive Art Installation in Pakistan Targets American Drone Operators
The initiative aims to give civilian casualties in US drones attacks a human face.
“It's a Girl”: Campaign Against infanticide Feminicide in India and China
The website MujeresMundi, directed by Peruvian Belgium-based communication specialist Xaviera Medina, is involved with the awareness campaign It's a girl against infanticide feminicide in India and China: Girls are killed in a gendercide routine in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century....
Your Guide to India's 2014 General Elections
About 814.5 million voters will be voting in nine phases in the world's largest elections, starting April 7.
India General Election 2014: Branding of Candidates Via Social Media
Social media is also the space for innovation and creative thinking. Milind Deora [Union Minister and incumbent MP from South Mumbai] boasts of being the first candidate available to the electorate on WhatsApp and BBM, and provides an interactive mashup map to track all his activities and initiatives. Like BJP’s...
300 Pakistan International Airlines Employees Fired for Fake Degrees
It's not the first scandal of its kind to rock Pakistan, where even lawmakers have been caught using fake academic degrees.
Chasing Bangladesh's Extreme Weather
The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.
GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”
A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans were duped into signing up for the service under false pretenses. Will there be consequences for digital activists worldwide? Some...
Talk Show Hosts In Pakistan: There is Nothing Holding the Showman Back
You can imagine the irony when talk show hosts take over primetime news broadcasts and become more relevant to the pursuit of “facts” than their colleagues in the newsroom or out in the field. “Talk show hosts and TV anchors are the stars of the media revolution” as per Hassan...
Five Urdu Bloggers From Pakistan Everyone Should Know
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are conversing on the Internet in Urdu. Our Urdu Editor introduces you to five of them in this post.