Stories about South Asia from November, 2016
The Botched Affair of India's Demonetization Drive Against Black Money
"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"
A Bollywood Actress Inspires Hilarious Book Misinterpretations With Her ‘Animal Farm’ Gaffe
"The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits. #ShilpaShettyReviews"
Bold Film About an Indian Woman's Sexual Awakening Accused of Pardoning Pedophilia
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
How My Father Recorded 100 Days of Curfew In Kashmir
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
Bangladeshis Watch Launch of Uber in Their Country With Relief and Caution
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is known for its lack of public transport and notorious traffic jams.
Sharing the Untold Stories of Child Abuse to Raise Awareness in Bangladesh
"She used to cry in fear seeing strangers, 'Uncle is coming, uncle is coming..' Her family thought she was possessed by Djinns."
The World According to Russian Stereotypes
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
Two Slain Youth Become Tragic Symbols of Ongoing Police Brutality in Sri Lanka
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...
Braving Crackdowns by India, These Young Kashmiri Volunteers Keep Neighbourhoods Safe
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.
Withdrawal of Large Currency Bank Notes Creates Panic in India
"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."
There's a Scary Pattern of Phony Facebook Posts Used as an Excuse to Attack Hindus in Bangladesh
A worrying pattern of violence targeting Hindu communities and other minorities continues in Bangladesh.
Shehzil Malik Draws the Harassment She Experiences on Pakistan's Streets
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
Indian Shooter Heena Sidhu Says ‘No’ to Iran's Hijab Rule, and Social Media Rallies Behind Her
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."