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Sunday 23 November  

Radio Show: Living without legs

In her tiny five metre by five metre block in a suburban Mumbai slum, Bharti Sawant is making flower garlands. “I think making garlands is an art. I want to take my art to people,” she says and falls silent for a moment. She...

Article: Press freedom in South Asia in decline

Press and media freedom in various countries in the South Asian region, such as Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, is in decline, says US-based democracy monitor Freedom House. Independent media organisations in these countries are worse off...

Radio Show: What next for Nepal's Maoists?

On this week's South Asia Wired, we take you to Shaktikhor, one of Nepal's fifteen regions, where former Maoist fighters have been living since 2006. That year, Maoist rebels signed a permanent ceasefire and a peace agreement with the...

Article: World Press Photo comes to Bangladesh

The international World Press Photo exhibition, which celebrates the best in photojournalism  worldwide, opened in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday (26 April) at the renowned Drik Gallery. It is the first international exhibit of World...

Radio Show: London stage welcomes Hindi version of Shakespeare

Imagine all 37 Shakespeare plays performed in 37 different languages in one historical venue. That's the basic idea of London's Globe To Globe Festival which kicked off this week and will run until 9 June. The festival also features four...

Article: British Tamil locked up, key thrown away

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a British Tamil imprisoned five years ago. He has never been charged with a crime but has nonetheless remained in a Colombo jail, held on suspicion of supplying Tamil Tiger (LTTE)...

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Article: Who are South Asia's most influential people in the world?

What do a documentary maker, a Chief Justice, an advocate for sexual minorities and a West Bengal populist political leader have in common, except that they're all from the South Asian region? Not much - indeed, you wouldn't...

Radio Show: The sinking culture of the river gypsies

Traditionally they charmed snakes, removed unwanted reptiles from village huts and insects from people's teeth.  They practiced natural healing using herbs and animal products and they were village entertainers.

Article: Burma: Is it the end of revolution?

Reforms are the flavour of the season in Burma, or Myanmar. The recently concluded by-elections saw the country’s pro-democratic party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), register considerable success. With the military still...

Article: Campaign says no to aborting girls in India

The Dutch branch of aid organisation Plan International has launched the Let Girls be Born campaign to combat sex-selective abortions in India. According to recent figures, over half a million unborn female foetuses are aborted as couples...

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South Asia Wired blog and website offer web and audio stories from and for the region; the blog features opinions and editorials on the news from South Asia as well as the rest of the world

South Asia Beat showcases interesting indie music from the region - from Pakistani girl groups to Afghan pop to Indian fusion

South Asia Wired: regional news and music with an international touch

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