Featured stories about South Asia
Stories about South Asia
25 July 2015
"Britain's rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. In fact Britain's industrial revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialisation of India."
24 July 2015
Students object to the recently appointed Gajendra Chauhan as chairmen of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, complaining that he isn't qualified and is a political choice.
19 July 2015
The massive earthquake damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings, but it didn't knock them all down. The focus now is building temporary shelter, mostly using whatever materials are on hand.
14 July 2015
Open defecation leads to harassment among adolescent girls and women, and the country's discriminatory caste system means "the untouchables" are made to clean up waste in some areas.
13 July 2015
The red panda’s breeding season starts from mid-June, but the shy creature is easily scared by noises. Red pandas are listed as an endangered species.
"A 13 yr old boy was beaten to death in 4 stealing. his murderers videoed & posted it on FB. I'm so ashamed to be a Bangladeshi today"
10 July 2015
"They are [attacking] bloggers because the Internet penetration is still low in the country and they want to silence freedom of speech that exposes their narratives and political message."
8 July 2015
"We do not know what was done with my father. We do not know whether he is alive or dead. There is no progress in the case."
2 July 2015
"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"
1 July 2015
As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.