Myanmar’s Online Community Anticipates Fall of Radical Buddhist Group with Funny Memes

Written by: Thant Sin Following the statement of Yangon’s chief minister that the radical Buddhist nationalist group Ma-Ba-Tha (Association of Race and Religion Protection) is “no longer needed” in Myanmar’s former capital, more authorities have come forward to share a similar message. On July 12, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee of the government declaredthat Ma-Ba-Tha —…

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

      Protests against the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the commander of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, turned violent in Indian-administered Kashmir in the north of the country when Indian forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew on Sunday, July 10. A total of 31 have been killed, with about 444 people injured. This is the disputed region’s…

There’s Wisdom and Humour to Be Found Painted on the Back of Nepalese Trucks

  Next time you’re in Nepal, you might notice something special about the trucks plying the country’s roads. Unlike in Pakistan, where trucks are often decorated with colourful art, Nepalese trucks carry quirky, witty verses and contextual satire. The messages range from politics and philosophy to love, humour and even expletives. These days, they aren’t limited to trucks, but show up…