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Stories about South Asia

31 March 2015

A Runaway Rhinoceros Rampages Through a Bazaar in Nepal

The country's Chitwan National Park, 28 miles from where the incident took place, is home to 503 rare one-horned rhinos.

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

23 March 2015

Two Brave Acid Attack Victims Take School Exams From Their Hospital Beds

Seema Basnet and Sangita Magar aren't letting their injuries get in the way of their education.

20 March 2015

Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats

The Bridge

The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.

17 March 2015

7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival

When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.

15 March 2015

For Nepali Migrant Workers, the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Is a Game of Death

"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.

13 March 2015

Trek Nepal's Everest Region Without Ever Leaving Home

Google has launched a virtual tour of the Khumbu region with stunning images of the treacherous terrain.

12 March 2015

The Ban on “India’s Daughter” Brings India’s Sons into Focus

The documentary about the horrific 2012 Delhi rape case wasn't perfect, but any thoughtful critiques were shoved aside when India's government banned the film and asked YouTube to block it.

7 March 2015

How a Crash-Landed Turkish Airlines Plane Cut Nepal's Ties to the Skies for Days

Nepal's only international airport has only just begun hosting flights again after the March 4 crash landing of a Turkish Airlines plane.

Why the Roof of the World is Covered in S**t

Foreign climbers and Nepalese authorities share the blame for a famous mountain covered in different kinds of debris, including lots of the human kind.

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