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Stories about South Asia

1 July 2015

As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue

The Bridge

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.

23 June 2015

Nepal Is Using a Satellite Collar to Track a Snow Leopard Named Omi Khangri

Conservationists believe that the information gathered from the collar will be crucial to conserving the endangered big cats, which roam Nepal's Himalayas.

21 June 2015

Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality

India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.

20 June 2015

India's Newest Superhero: None Other Than Boxing Champion Mary Kom

There's a new animated superhero coming soon to TV screens in India. Not Spiderman. Not the Indredible Hulk. It's India's Olympic champion boxer, Mary Kom.

19 June 2015

Sickle-Cell Disease Has Hit Nepal’s Tharu Indigenous Community Particularly Hard

The disorder, which is inherited from parents, makes it difficult for the blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the body, causing intense pain.

18 June 2015

How Balochistan's Coastal Highway Cut Awaran Off From the Rest of the World

The well-financed coastal highway has taken traffic away from Turbat Road, which was once a major source of livelihood for Awaran, the poorest district in Pakistan's poorest province Balochistan.

16 June 2015

What Does India’s Smart Cities Project Mean for the Poor?

Some argue that the infrastructure is coming at the expense of farmers and the cities will be designed to keep the poor out.

14 June 2015

Pakistani Digital Rights Advocate Nominated as TIME's Next Generation Leader

Global Voices Advocacy

'If youth is speaking for a cause, they have the ability to bring change. They only have to be consistent.'

A Slave Girl Turned National Hero Joins High School in Pursuit of Higher Education

'There was a strange rule – the Kamlaris had to be ready to accept the abuse, but were not allowed to complain.'

13 June 2015

Activists Claim the UK Government Has Sent Deported Pakistani Student Majid Ali to His Death

The recent deportation of a Pakistani student Majid Ali from Scotland sparked a debate among young students who are questioning why deport first and ask questions later?

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