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· May, 2012

Stories about South Asia from May, 2012

9 May 2012

Bangladesh: Movie Theaters Are Dying

Movie theaters are dying in Bangladesh and shopping malls are taking their place. In the past decade hundreds of cinema halls have been closed down.

Nepal: Shristi Shrestha Crowned Miss Nepal 2012

Discussions about Miss Nepal echoed in all social media channels recently as organizers crowned Shristi Shrestha as Miss Nepal in the Grand Finale of the beauty pageant of this year....

India: Mysterious Village of Twins People

8 May 2012

India: Online Cartoon Exhibition Protesting Repression

India, Pakistan Missile Launches: Game Changers or Mere Posturing?

Back-to-back missile tests by India and Pakistan in April have received widespread coverage and comment, both in the mainstream media as well as on social media. Aparna Ray reports.

6 May 2012

India: Freedom Fast To Save Your Voice

Today is the fifth day of the hunger strike of Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice campaign to support an annulment motion against the new IT Rules-2011...

India: The Best Tea Cafés

India: Budget & Corruption

Bangladesh: How Democracy Works

5 May 2012

Greece: Public Speech Controversies

India: Google Search's Change in Algorithm and Its Impact

Google’s recent algorithm change in their search engine affected low quality Search engine optimization/link building services, much of which was being outsourced by the US to countries like India. While...

4 May 2012

Pakistan: Public Reaction on PM's Contempt Verdict

The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision...