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· April, 2015

Stories about South Asia from April, 2015

29 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.

28 April 2015

#NepalQuake: A Tale of Personal and National Tragedy

The Bridge

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.

27 April 2015

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."

26 April 2015

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.

24 April 2015

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.

22 April 2015

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.

20 April 2015

GV Face: Breaking Pakistan's Silence on Balochistan

GV Face

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.

18 April 2015

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?

15 April 2015

What Is Really Wrong With Policing in Maldives?

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.

14 April 2015

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.

12 April 2015

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.

11 April 2015

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.

10 April 2015

‘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."

9 April 2015

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.

5 April 2015

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Rising Voices

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

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