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South Asia

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South Asia is home to nearly two billion people, accounting for around 25% of the global population. The region is also among the fastest-growing ones, despite the significant challenges that it faces. This newsletter covers all facets of the region, right from the potential to leverage its human resources to the political climate.

One good thing for Deepnews is that the region is home to a large number of smaller outlets that cover local stories well. This newsletter aims to include not only these local sources, but also pieces from the established powerhouses that have vast influence over what residents read.

One of the ongoing issues is South Asia’s response to the pandemic, which has involved some struggles. Deepnews.ai will cover all things coronavirus in the area, as this crisis could have a major impact on the region’s growth ambitions.

Latest editions
  • South Asia #9
    September 21, 2020
    • Covidnomics
    • Afghan negotiations
    • "Made in Bangladesh"
    • Nepal's glacial lakes
  • South Asia #8
    September 14, 2020
    • Malnutrition in India
    • Artificial island
    • Bangladesh twin crises
    • Germany in Afghanistan
  • South Asia #7
    September 7, 2020
    • India-China standoff
    • Kite-makers soar
    • Sri Lanka's government
    • Afghan peace talks
  • South Asia #6
    August 31, 2020
    • India's Labor Bureau
    • Reopening tourism
    • Tension in Ladakh
    • Recycling huge ships
  • South Asia #5
    August 24, 2020
    • Afghan and Pakistani journos
    • Lightning deaths in India
    • Maldives air bubble
    • Banned textbooks
  • South Asia #4
    August 17, 2020
    • Sri Lankan "gangster"
    • Foreign fighters in Afghanistan
    • Fishermen as prisoners
    • Trade regulations in Pakistan
  • South Asia #3
    August 10, 2020
    • Kashmir anniversary
    • Sri Lanka elections
    • Rice in Bangladesh
    • Air India Express crash
  • South Asia #2
    August 3, 2020
    • Netflix and India
    • Sporting potential?
    • Actors streaming in Delhi
    • Tigers and mangroves
  • South Asia #1
    July 27, 2020
    • The blue economy
    • Garment factories adapt
    • Sri Lankan migrant workers
    • Afghanistan's big question
  • India-China Border B...
    June 19, 2020
    After increasing tensions along the "Line of Actual Control" in the Himalayas, this week saw the deadliest clash between Indian and Chinese forces for decades. It came during a complex time, a global pandemic, and is by itself a complex story with questions of the region's history, global geopolitics, and what has been happening in Kashmir in recent years. While many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the background, these pieces of analysis and reporting gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model are a good place to start.