Tag Archives: South Asian

Bangladesh Can Get Something Out of This Mess

Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously, says one analyst.

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Pakistan on Brink of Becoming ‘Water Scarce’

With water availability plummeting, Pakistan is close to being declared a water scare country, but better management of surface water resources and groundwater aquifers shared with India can help avert the crisis.

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First South Asian on New York State Lt. Governor Ballot

A self-made successful businessman of Indian origin, who came to the United States when he was 21 years old, has made it to the ballot for New York state Lt. Governor.

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On Pakistani Dramas and the Bangladeshi Mind

Pakistani television drama serial “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” became an instant hit amongst South Asian communities in North America. Never before had there been a TV series — South Asian in origin and made outside of India — so hugely popular amongst so many diverse South Asian communities. And yet, watching the serial making a mark on its viewers made me cynical, says one Bangladeshi analyst.

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British by Birth, Shackled by Custom

When the notion of arranged marriage is firmly embedded in the psyche of the Asian communities, how can outlooks be revamped? The fear which haunts the South Asian communities is that unless a young girl born in the UK is married to someone from back home, she will eventually leave the cultural confines and become “Westernized.”

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