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· November, 2014

Stories about South Asia from November, 2014

30 November 2014

Solar Homes Helping to End ‘Power Discrimination’ in Bangladesh

45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.

26 November 2014

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives

Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.

21 November 2014

University Teacher Unpopular with Islamist Hardliners Is Killed in Bangladesh

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Professor Shafiul Islam, a professor of sociology in Rajshahi University was attacked with a machete by unknown assailants outside his home in Rajshahi city on November 15. He died from his...

20 November 2014

How Many Animals Will Die in This Year’s Gadhimai Festival in Nepal?

Nepal's Gadhimai festival will welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and about half a million of animals, whose gruesome fate increasingly concerns local and international rights activists.

18 November 2014

Kathmandu's Big Facelift Ahead of the 2014 SAARC Summit

Preparations for the summit seem to be a hit with locals, but some already wonder what awaits the city, after the conference, when the repaired buildings fall into disrepair again.

16 November 2014

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Celebrates Diwali with the Hindu Community of Sindh

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's political career as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party started with rare gestures of celebrating Diwali with members from the minority Hindu community at his family house.

15 November 2014

Hijras, Bangladesh's ‘Third Gender’, Celebrate First Ever Pride Parade

Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.

14 November 2014

Infographic: 5 Facts About Sri Lanka’s Tamil Community in the North

The Google Bus Is Bringing Internet Skills to Half A Million Students in Bangladesh

"It's just great :) Though it's new to me but feeling excited. Hope in Bangladesh it will spread soon and gain popularity..."

8 November 2014

Was the Suicide Bombing on the India-Pakistan Border a Warning to India?

"The ugly, machoistic display of #nationalism at #India, #Pakistan border should be abolished. People should cross borders there, not swords"

7 November 2014

Pakistan Warns Universities Not to Question Government Following Model UN Controversy Over Israeli Booth

The Pakistani state does not officially recognize Israel as a country.

3 November 2014

Kissing Protest in India Ends in Police Violence and Arrests

The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.

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