Stories about South Asia from January, 2019
Spiny Babbler, found only in Nepal, has fascinated ornithologists and birders all-over the world. It is threatened by the clearance of scrub for agriculture and the expansion of urban areas.
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
Biriyani might be considered the king of South Asian cuisine, but is it the national dish of Pakistan?
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."
Right-wing groups are in an uproar after the Indian Supreme Court allows women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
The first transgender pride march seeks to change stereotypes and demand rights.
As international factory safety group ordered to leave Bangladesh, garment workers fear return to deadly work conditions
In April 2013, a garments factory collapse at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, left 1,134 people dead. The tragedy exposed the lack of safety of Bangladesh's garment industry, the country's biggest employer and leading export business, whose clientele includes huge European and US fashion brands. In its wake,...