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Heatwave Resources

Here are recent news articles that detail the significance of increasing heat waves and their potential impact across the region


The story of Covid-19 as told by India's Women Journalists, Global Investigative Journalism Network, republished from Newslaundry

"Mother, When Will You Come?" The Covid Orphans of India, NYTimes, USA

Glorified as 'Covid Warriors,' Sanitation Workers Suffer Worst of all in Pandemic, the Wire, India

In Rural India, Covid-19 Outbreaks Have One Standard Feature: Speed, the Wire, India

Despite G7 pledge of Global Aid, South Asian Countries Still Scramble for Vaccines, NYTimes, USA

Just How Big Could India's True Covid Toll Be? NYTimes, USA

Covid is Breaking India's Health Care System, the Washington Post, USA

The City Losing Its Children to HIV, NYTimes, USA

UNICEF report on child marriages has stark warning for India, four other countries,

Hindustan Times, India

Why Does the Pandemic Seem to be Hitting Some Countries Harder than Others? (focus on India), the New Yorker, USA.


Poliovirus transmission: 4 common points of spread that encourage the virus to multiply, Dawn, Pakistan

India's Coronavirus Puzzle: Why Numbers are Dropping, The Washington Post, USA

Pakistan's Polio Fight Provides Structure — And Concern — For COVID Vaccination, audio, National Public Radio, USA

‘I’d rather die of coronavirus than of hunger, Dawn, Pakistan

India-made Covishield part of Pakistan jab drive under vaccine alliance, The Times of India, India

Defying fears and skepticism, thousands in Pakistan volunteer for Chinese vaccine trials, The Washington Post, USA



Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India

Central Pollution Control Board, Inda

Open Government Data, India

National Center for Seismology, India

National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan 


India faces a marked increase in extreme climate events, half of the population vulnerable, The New Indian Express, India

Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?, The New York Times, USA

Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water., The New York Times, USA

Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks, The New York Times, USA

Daily Floods in India Point to a Looming Climate Emergency in the Himalayas, The Washington Post.

Delhi is the most polluted capital city globally, The Hindu, India

Gasping for Air, Punjab's Perennial Air Pollution 

Woes, Dawn

Agriculture / Water Management 

India's Farm Subsidies Lead to Waste but Support Millions, New York Times, USA

If you don't  know, now you know - India's Farmer protest, The Daily Show, USA

Low Earnings and Agricultural Neglect push Pakistan into food insecurity, Dawn, Pakistan

Punjab's farmers, troubled by debt and suicides, fear their future, India Express, India

In Cold and Rain, India's Farmers Press their Stand Against Modi, The New York Times, USA

Economy / Trade / Workers/Immigration


"I am dying everyday now," Afghan refugees in India struggle to access education, livelihood, News Laundry, India

Mumbai's Koli Fishermen Face a Perfect Storm: climate change, cyclones, illegal fishing,  Scroll, India

The Migrant Workers Who Never Went Back, Scroll India

Addressing the Woes of Pakistan's Electricity Distribution Sector, Dawn, Pakistan 

India: A 21st century technology hub?, The Hinrich Foundation

Covid Pushed 32 Million Indians Out of the Middle Class: Pew Report, Al Jazeera

At India's Farmers' Protests, These Women Are Reclaiming Their Space,  

The Washington Post, USA


The Growing Woes of India's Food Delivery Workers, The Wire, India

Are we undercounting India’s women workers?, Hindustan Times, India

India's Economy in 2020, Year of Many Questions, The Indian Express, India

Is the Economy Getting Better, or Just the Numbers?, The Express Tribune, Pakistan 

Pandemic Drives Children in India to work, AP, global newswire


Human Interest / Culture

Spotlight on South Asian Artists: India & Pakistan, East-West Center, YouTube

Tokyo Olympics: What did India's Neeraj Chopra say to Arshad Nadeem at the closing ceremony?,  Geo News

Rooh Afza Cools India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, New York Times

In Punjab, Sikh Man Donates Land for Mosque, Gurdwara Hosts Ceremony for Muslims, the Wire, India


Exclusive India, Pakistan held secret talks to try to break Kashmir impasse,

This all-women team just released its first music video and we're here for it, Dawn, Pakistan

Pak-India relations likely to improve, a Pakistani senator talking about India-Pak relations improving, YouTube

Wasn’t privileged to dream, but didn’t want to live a simple life: Manya Singh on Miss India win, The India Express, India 

Manya Singh's full Miss India story, Abhi and  Niyu, YouTube

Kulcha with a bit of India, bit of Pakistan, Mid-Day, India


65-year-old Indian woman freed from Pakistani jail returns to home after 18 years, WION, India

Mourning a faraway death, a Pakistani writer's memories, The New York Times, USA

“Love jihdad: Is love bound by religion? Worklife India, BBC, UK

As Bollywood Evolves, Women Find Deeper Roles, The New York Times, USA

"I want my song to be everywhere:" Azaan Sami Khan, Dawn, Pakistan

India's Women's Cricket Ticket is Back and There's Much To Be Grateful, The Quint, India


Why Do Women March? A Look at the Aurat March 2021 Manifestos, Dawn, Pakistan

Feeding the Future: Satish Gupta's Story of Hope, (video) the Quint, India

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Stories about South Asia that inform and inspire

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