Stories about South Asia from May, 2016
"I don’t like selling beer because I have no job, but I need the money for sending [home to my family]."
Conservationists around the world have a reason to smile– a baby was born to a rhino translocated few months ago to Bardia National Park from Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
"Let each human being live with proper honour and self respect. #SorrySir"
Earlier this month, the students of University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus, were shocked to receive a bizarre notice from the school's administration: no more hanky panky.
"If the tiger is conserved, the forest will be conserved, the conserved forest will conserve the tiger. So, conserve humans on this planet by conserving the tiger and the forest."
"Even 10 years ago, a cyclone such as Roanu would kill hundreds, devastate thousands of lives, look how [the] situation has change[d], how the death toll has dwindled..."
Let this collection of photos and audio transport you to the recent Galle Music Festival of Sri Lanka.
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"What a difference a day makes, from a flood selfie to mass burial of 100's in a landslide #SriLanka"
"We do not simply want the Police to 'defuse' the incident, we want them to arrest those who are whipping up hatred and plotting sectarian violence."
According to a recent report, many rural households in India continue to engage in manual scavenging, finding that it has less to do with poverty than with enduring caste-based discrimination.
Where Is Zeenat Shahzadi? Missing Journalist Is Suspected Victim of Pakistan's Enforced Disappearances
"It is getting to the point when anyone of us can disappear for seeking or speaking the truth..."
"But for the 90s kids like me, Rana and Kazi Anwar Hussain are legends. I am indebted to them as they showed the world to me through those books."
"This could help investigators, if they are serious, to at least begin a meaningful investigation."
A new bill in India has been proposed to ban anyone to call the Pakistan and China borders as "disputed areas" along with several other restrictions.
"Rarely does the blvd look as gorgeous as it does when its #jacaranda are in bloom."
Robert Penner, a Canadian man who currently finds himself mired in a controversy about a series of provocative tweets, left Nepal after the Supreme Court postponed his appeal hearing.
These series of killings have alarmed critics and intellectuals about the power that main stream and social media sites possess.
"We judge her everything merely on the basis of her size and colour of her skin," wrote Tiyash Mukhopadhyay about a popular meme featuring Oscar-nominated Hollywood actress Gabourey Sidibe.
"I get @CIA desire to take victory lap but tweeting #UBLRaid seems contrary to Intel Community ethos & good judgment"