Stories about South Asia from November, 2016
"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"
"The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits. #ShilpaShettyReviews"
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is known for its lack of public transport and notorious traffic jams.
"She used to cry in fear seeing strangers, 'Uncle is coming, uncle is coming..' Her family thought she was possessed by Djinns."
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
This post by Raisa Wickrematunge originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with Global Voices. On Monday October 24 and Tuesday October 25, 2016, Police Inspector General Pujith Jayasundera’s mobile number, given out...
In the past three months, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Reserve Police have arrested around 7,000 people in the Kashmir Valley often at the dead of the night.
"Spare a thought for all the maids, drivers, too. They also get paid their salary in Rs500 notes. Hope the Govt has massive outreach program."
A worrying pattern of violence targeting Hindu communities and other minorities continues in Bangladesh.
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."