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· July, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2006

The unshackling of Bangladesh

Tasneem Khalil reports that Bangladesh is the cover theme for August 2006 issue of Himal Southasian, South Asia's first and only regional magazine. The magazine's introspective comment: "Bangladesh is set...

Old dating practice

Cigay of Bhutan Weblog writes about an age old tradition of Bhutan. Young men used to visit a girl's house discreetly at night, to let her know of his feelings...

Saving Nature

KO criticizes the corruption ridden Pakistani politicians for supporting the Pakistan Air Force to acquire land to establish a weapons trial range in the Hingol National Park, the largest National...

Power of Blogs

Desipundit on the global impact of the Indian blogosphere: "while it is true that it’s only a small part of Indian population that is online, and even smaller number accesses...

Tour Nepal, save Nepal

South Asia Biz tells why the tourists around the world should travel Nepal. With the restoration of a democratic government and the end of Maoist insurgency, there are plenty of...

Food Blog Report #26

#1: From Denmark, KristianPetersen.com and his original "Peach, chili and garlic soup with chicken" It´s essensial for a starter to have a great, not to spicy taste, to be light,...

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladesh related blogs around the world:

DRC: Optimism on Eve of Landmark Election

Foli Kat, a new blogger based in the US, has been following Global Voices's coverage of Congolese bloggers writing about the July 30th election and has a very different perspective...

India: First a blackboard, then the laptop

Atanu Dey on why One Laptop Per Child isn't the right solution to India's education issues. “Attention and funds need to be directed to those issues first before one starts...

India: At the Haji Ali Dargah

Ultrabrown has a wonderful photo-post on one of the landmarks in Mumbai, the Haji Ali Dargah.

Pakistan: What Musharraf should do

All Things Pakistan on political advice to Musharraf and sensing the pulse of the blog's readers through a little vote. “It seems like everyone has an opinion on what Gen....

Bangladesh: Persecution of the Sufis

Sadiq Alam on why the Sufis were persecuted through history. “Because sufis often speak against injustice in the name of religion, they often speak against unjust rulers, they often speak...

India: The hundred dollar laptop

The Nanopolitan comments on the government deciding not to go ahead with the hundred dollar laptop.

India: A brief history of censorship

Mitesh Vasa compiles information on what got censored in India over the last fifteen years. “Nonetheless, what I present is a compilation of raw facts about the history of State-ordered...

Nepal: Dark days ahead?

Blogdai makes some dark predictions for Nepal. Who'll die over the next year, and who will be allies with the Maoists.

Bangladesh: The crisis in Lebanon

How Bangladesh is responding to the crisis in Lebanon at imperfect world 2006.

India: Open source and the Allahabad High Court

Thejesh links to High Court Allahabad's website, which comes across as rather user friendly and promotes the use of open-source, and reflects on open standards and the public sector.

Pakistan: Blog-o-punishment

So, there you have it! “Collective punishment” is the new black of fashionable excuses used by governments world wide. Whether it be banning blogs or bombing to the hell out...

India: Ismat Chugtai

Amardeep Singh profiles Ismat Chugtai, a female writer who broke many rules and challenged boundaries. “The anecdotes she tells and her style of telling them reinforces the sense one has...

Sri Lanka: Trade Unions and Development

Land Like No Other discusses trade unions in Sri LankaS, and if the comparison with developed countries accurately presents the case of trade unions and development. “Privatization is not a...

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