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· May, 2014

Stories about South Asia from May, 2014

How To Register A Company In Nepal

Libertarian blogger Surath Giri posts an info-graphic which depicts the details of the complicated company registration process in Nepal.

Young, Hip and Worshipping Shiva in India

The Hindu deity Shiva has carved out a firm place in India's pop culture, appearing on TV and in books, movies and even tattoos.

Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats

Thousands marched chanting “we want education, education is our basic right, save education," after threats from militants forced dozens of private schools in the town Panjgur to close.

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending...

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Will Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In

India's new Prime Minister Modi invited all member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a strategic move some speculated lets him dive head-first into diplomacy.

Kerala Didn't Hop on the Narendra Modi Bandwagon in India's Elections

Not one of the southern state's 20 elected representatives to the Indian Parliament belongs to Modi's party.

Internet Policy In India – Which Way?

The newly elected Bharatya Janata Party headed by Narendra Modi is expected to implement policies and regulatory reforms that will augment economic growth in India. Avantika Banerjee at India Law...

Bangladesh's Economy Remains Stable, Analysis Finds

Equity analyst and blogger Asif Khan posts a brief economic update of Bangladesh in his blog. According to the analysis, despite political uncertainties the economy looks stable and inflation remains...

Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype

Aamir Atta at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order....

Mountain Echoes, a Literary Festival in Bhutan's Mountains

Mountain Echoes, a festival celebrating literature, art and culture in Bhutan, will take place in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu from 21 -24 May, 2014. Among the speakers will be Bhutanese...

5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?

When I Showed Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet Around Karachi

Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support...

Indians Choose Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party in Historic Landslide

The ruling Congress party and its allies have suffered a crushing defeat and have already conceded failure, even before the final tally has been announced.

Live blogging The Indian Lok Sabha Election 2014 Results

Youth Ki Awaaz is curating a live blog highlighting the Indian 2014 general election results including analysis and debates.

‘When I Heard the Sounds of Bullets, I Knew They Had Come for Me’

Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi recalls the attack on his life that left his 25-year-old driver dead in March.

Maldives’ Morality Police Target Youth

Maldives has one of the most youthful populations in the world with more than half of the population under the age of 25. But a lot of them are being...

Helping Children Learning Urdu Alphabets

Chowrangi blog informs about a free interactive mobile app which introduces kids to Urdu alphabets and words. The app titled “Urdu Ustad” originally had the diaspora Urdu-speaking families as its...

The Pakistani Blogger Who Couldn't Walk But Inspired Others to Run

Sarmad Tariq never let his paralysis stop him from traveling the world as a motivational speaker and marathon athlete. He died April 30 at age 38 in Pakistan.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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