Violent resistance is often cathartic and seductive. But, it can have drastic consequences.
For years, the Maoist insurgents of India have tried to make in roads into the northeast, but in vain.
The right-wing catchphrase "Urban Naxal" that is being used to discredit anti-establishment voices in India finds great relevance in the country's main anti-terror law.
The recent protests over road safety in Bangladesh after the death of two young students in Dhaka were a blunt expression of popular anger against an apathetic administration.