South Asia

Travel Eye: Discover Sri Lanka's East Coast

Karen Edwards | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Since the civil war ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has become a top Asian holiday spot. Most flock to the south and western beaches as they are easier to access from the capital's Bandaranaike International Airport, but the east and north have their own tales to entice you.

A Taxi Driver's Guide to Peace in the Philippines

Phil Vernon | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Phil Vernon

Taking full advantage of the opportunity for peace in the Philippines will require a sustained effort on the part of central and local governments, by the rebel movements, as well as in civil society and the business community, over many years. Some of the factors they will need to take into account were identified at by our taxi driver last night.

Unfair and Not Lovely: The Global Skin Bleaching Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

Many hope so, but for now, it seems the struggle against centuries of the 'Fair and Lovely' culture rages on, while skin-bleaching itself remains the norm amongst many in Asian and African communities.

The Day I Met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

The day I met Sheikh Hasina, I thought for a fleeting moment she was one of my aunts. She smiled at me in that distinct, maternal manner I associate only with Bangladeshi women of a certain age; her silk sari wrapped neatly around her body, her hairline revealing no attempt to hide the greys.

Reconnecting With the Past - A British-Bangladeshi Returns to the Land of Her Ancestors

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

It is often said that the descendants of immigrants who hail from unfamiliar cultures are condemned to exist in the hinterlands of society, belonging nowhere, forever in search of a tangible identity to call their own.

Keeping the Flame Alive - The Forbidden Team's Story

Bhargab Sarmah | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Sport
Bhargab Sarmah

Independence for Tibetans is nowhere near; yet, the beautiful game has, in many ways, helped in keeping the flame alive. May Tibetan football continue its upward rise.

Failed Politics Lead to National Tragedy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

South Asia is the home to about a quarter of humanity. It occupies a strategic geopolitical location. Yet from Pakistan to Burma, Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, it is - in parts - succumbing to chaos.

Summaiya Jillani: A New Voice in Pakistani Art

Ben Mirza | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

Summaiya, a Karachi based artist, has taken the world by storm. Her paintings are exciting visions of colour and surprise, with a foundation that lies in pure Pop Art eccentricity.

Grandmother Catches Rabies From Dog

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

A grandmother diagnosed with rabies is being held in an isolation room in a London hospital, in the first case of the disease England has seen for nea...

2011: South Asia's Continuing Battle with Violence & its Legacy

Anshuman Rawat | Posted 24.02.2012 | Home
Anshuman Rawat

South Asia is often described as the most dangerous place on earth and the most promising emerging market - both in the same breath. The year 2011 ill...

Pesticides Create Pests, Don't They?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Since the 1960s we have known that pesticides when used without care and attention will cause insect pest outbreaks. But we never seem to learn.

Dalits Remain 'Untouchables'

Davinder Kumar | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The UN General Assembly sessions, like listings at bookmakers' parlour, have favourites, and on occasions, even clear winners.