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Friday 19 December  

About: South Asia Wired

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Hosted by award-winning RNW producer Dheera Sujan and Johan van Slooten, South Asia Wired features stories from the region, the Diaspora, and events here in Europe of interest to people from South Asia.

Hear the prominent voices from South Asia, cross border discussions about anything from new media to cricket, and international stories with a South Asian focus. And do visit our blog.

 

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Our selected shows of South Asia Wired

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Radio Show: Meet the 'Sweeping Dutchman' and his painted broomsticks

A story on South Asia Wired in November 2011 mixed three ingredients: a young Dutch entrepreneur, a poor Sri Lanka village and brightly painted broomsticks. Do these ingredients mix? Well, they do, proves Hergen van der Star...

Shirin Juwaley before and after her acid attack

Radio Show: Trial by fire: Shirin Juwaley acid attack survivor

In the summer of 2011, an Iranian man about to be blinded in hospital was forgiven by his victim – the young woman he’d blinded with acid. It begs the question - what would we do if we were in the same position....

Radio Show: Drawings in the sand - keeping the political debate alive in the Maldives

In May 2012, South Asia Wired looked at how the world's largest democraccy is approaching its dismal record on human rights, and hear how a leading Maldivian artist uses sand as a medium of protest....

Radio Show: A market price on petty corruption

“We wanted to put a market price on corruption," chuckles Awanti Bele, "it was a kind of lighthearted endeavour in the beginning." Her story is featured on this week's edition of South Asia Wired....

Radio Show: The never ending battle against human trafficking in Nepal

Every year thousands of Nepali girls decide to leave home. Sometimes they run away without telling their family of their plans. Some of them are forced by their families to search for a job outside the village. But for about 7000...

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