South Asia

TOPSHOT - An Indian boy pulls his bicycle through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on August 29, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors. Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

As The U.S. Reels From Harvey, Deadly Floods Ravage Other Parts Of The World

The most powerful storm to hit the United States in more than a decade has led to at least 20 deaths, left parts of Texas and Louisiana submerged by floodwater and caused billions of dollars in damage...
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Did Your Baby Get The Hepatitis B Vaccine At Birth? They Should Have

A shot of the hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth can help save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. When followed up with at least two more doses of the vaccine during the first year of life, the birth dose protects newborns from mother-to-child transmission of the liver-wasting disease, and also guards against infection during a period when the virus is most damaging to future health. Yet, many practitioners are unaware of or ignore this need.
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How The South Asian Games 2016 Reflect Growth Paths Of India, Pakistan And Sri Lanka

The standard of sports in a country is a useful indicator to gauge its population's overall health, prosperity, and access to resources. Building a champion sportsperson requires talent to be nurtured with high-quality coaching, facilities and opportunities. Women also contribute to medal tallies and societies where women are empowered and free, naturally demonstrate superior sporting performance as well.
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5 Changes That Could Boost South Asian Regional Trade to $100 Billion By 2020

Here's an interesting statistic: 95% of trade by South Asian countries is focused on Europe, North America, and, to a lesser extent, East Asia. This has kept the subcontinent, with several landlocked and border regions being some of the poorest in the world, from realising the wealth in its own neighbourhood. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way. With the right approach, South Asia can revamp itself into an economic powerhouse, instead of being home to the largest number of the world's poor.
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Imagine A South Asia Without Borders

Imagine a South Asia without borders. People, industries, goods and services flow freely in the most profitable way for all. Imagine that necessities sorely needed in one area are freely available from areas where there is plenty. South Asia's story of poverty amidst plenty would begin to change. These are some of the possibilities that most of the commerce ministers from South Asia, together with leaders of business and industry, media and the arts, will be discussing for three days in Delhi at the first South Asia Economic Conclave.
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Which South Asia Do You Live In?

Which South Asia do you live in? The one which offers world-class metros and malls, super-speciality hospitals, gourmet eateries and designer homes where servants make your meals, drive your car or clean your mess? Or do you live in the South Asia where sanitation, water and electricity are a luxury, where filth, ignorance and violence means death comes early and more frequently from illness, poverty and natural disasters? Statistically, the latter is more likely.
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The Morbid Accomplishments Of Bangladesh's Vigilantes

Anyone who has read Lord of the Flies is familiar with the concept that the institution of civilisation is the only wall between humans and savagery. The absence of justice brought out the monsters of revenge in us - and I do not just mean the vigilantes. This includes every person who remained quiet for years and years while lives were shed in the hands of mobs.
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Why Bangladeshi TV Dramas Are Worth Watching

Most people globally, including in South Asia, may not know about the emerging TV drama genre in Bangladesh. Natok, as drama is known in Bengali, was always in the cultural ethos of the region. In the present day, this passion for natok has metamorphosed into telefilms that are backed by extremely talented actors, actresses, film-makers, writers, musicians, and visionary producers and channels.