Stories about South Asia from April, 2015
In the Face of Destruction, Nepal Refuses to Be Broken
Following a devastating earthquake, hope and solidarity come together in Nepal, where a strong government has been painfully absent.
#NepalQuake: A Tale of Personal and National Tragedy
The scale of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has meant that remote communities like Narayan Adhikari's home village have been among the hardest hit, but are still awaiting aid.
Meet the Woman Who's Shaking Up Pakistan's Social Gaming Industry
Global Voices' Faisal Kapadia speaks to Mariam Adil, the young entrepreneur who's making waves in Pakistan's gaming industry.
The Beginning of a New Era for Bangladesh Cricket
"Congrats to Bangladesh on a comprehensive series win against Pakistan. They are growing in confidence since the World Cup."
How a Bus Stop Row is Crippling Public Transport in Balochistan's Capital
The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?
American Artist Returns Stolen Sculptures to Nepal With Her Paintbrush
Kathmandu's temples fell victim to art thieves after the 1950s. American artist Joy Lynn Davis reimagines the sacred sites with their stolen statues returned in her paintings.
Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath
A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.
Nepal Earthquake: People Around the World Scramble Online to Find Loved Ones
Many around the world and in Nepal are desperately trying to reach loved ones through social media.
Pakistani Activist Sabeen Mahmud Shot Dead After Hosting an Event on Balochistan
Sabeen arranged this event after a roundtable under the same name "Unsilencing Balochistan" was cancelled at a leading private university called LUMS following pressure from Pakistani spies.
Bangladeshis Stand Up to Sexual Violence Following New Year's Assaults
Netizens have used social media to try to identify the assailants, who were captured on film in the act. Meanwhile, social media is brimming with protests against sexual violence.
GV Face: Breaking Pakistan's Silence on Balochistan
Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Nationalists think silence on Balochistan is their patriotic duty, others self-censor out of fear of Pakistan's powerful military.
What Are We Doing to Our Children's Brains?
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime. Can we save our kid's from unnecessary exposure?
What Is Really Wrong With Policing in Maldives?
Blogger Kureege Fuluheh is a Maldivian ex-police officer, who writes about issues in policing and the police service in Maldives. The blogger analyses how the Maldives Police Service (MPS) is perceived by people over the last seven years and discusses what is the way forward: Worrying is police’ behaviour towards members...
Bengali New Year Takes a Colorful Stand Against Religious Extremism in Bangladesh
Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.
UAE Minister to Pakistan: ‘You Need to Take a Clear Stance on War in Yemen or Else’
Pakistan could pay a high cost for its "contradictory and ambiguous" stance towards the Saudi-led war on Yemen, warns a UAE minister on Twitter.
Snow-Capped Mountains and Rushing Rivers, but No Water to Drink in Nepal's Capital
As the 7th World Water Forum kicks off in South Korea this week, Nepal provides an unusual case study of shortage in the midst of abundance.
Pakistani University Students Protest Against State Censorship Over Balochistan
Pakistan's intelligence services and their social media supporters equate academic debate on Balochistan with treachery. The student body of the university they muffled has struck back.
‘This Is Not Our War': Pakistanis Want Nothing to Do With Saudi Arabia in Yemen
"We are a much informed and politically engaged nation now and we will not let our government fight other's wars."
Did Pakistani Spies Just Kill a University Debate on Balochistan?
Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Pakistan's largest, least-populated and poorest province is witnessing its fifth separatist movement since 1947.
In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk
Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.