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· March, 2006

Stories about South Asia from March, 2006

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very...

India: Sexual harassment in the Media

Don't trust the Indian Media on the instances of sexual harassment within the media sector, and how the issues go largely unreported.

India: MicroFinance turns sour

Fractured Earth on how Micro Finance in Andhra Pradesh is taking a dangerous route with extremely high interest rates.

Pakistan: When in Lahore..

That McDonald's takes on local flavours is not news. Metroblogging Lahore shows the local outlet going a step further to celebrate Basant.

Bangladesh: Elections

Salam Dhaka muses on election time decisions. On what basis is the government judged, and what cards are played to maximum effect?

Bangladesh: The Millionaires

imperct world 2006 on the changing perception of Bangladeshi Diaspora in the UK.

Nepal: Pushing for peace

United We Blog! on the hopes of the “April Revolution” which pushes for democracy through peaceful means – surprisingly coming from the top ranks of the Maoists.

Nepal: Maoists and the future

Samudaya.org on Maoists in Nepal and their standpoint -“While the Maoists’ end goal remain a full-fledged communist state, their open yet standard rhetoric of transforming a feudal society like Nepal...

Sri Lanka: Views from the fence

Where are the more balanced views on the conflict in Sri Lanka and the accounts on the impact it has had on civillian life? Moju says – “I’d like to...

India: Workers left on the streets

A huge store shuts down, and leaves its workers on the streets. Saakshi reports on the closure of AkbarAllys.

India: Bangalore calls

Kamla travels around Bangalore and comments on the infrastructure, politics and issues that are crucial for Bangalore as it grows at breakneck speed.

Bangladesh Blog Buzz:

What the Bangladeshi blogs around the world are saying:

Nepal: March in Delhi

International Nepal Solidarity Network on a march in Delhi – “31 March rally for Nepali political prisoners illegally detained in India“

Pakistan: Look who's talking!

Pakistanwatch comments on Sharif's interview to an Indian TV channel – “After all this is the same Sharif who, after being elected to power in 1997, took the initiative to...

Nepal: Political developments in India

Political developments in India prompt United We Blog! to comment on Indian democracy and what lessons it holds for Nepal.

Bangladesh: Remembering Pakistan

imperfect world 2006 on democracy in Pakistan on the occassion of Bangladesh's Independence Day – “Today, Bangladesh’s independence day, should be remembered by Pakistanis as their greatest democratic interlude. This...

India: In search of flowers

Windy Skies in search of the “Night Queen” – a flower that is intoxicatingly fragrant in the Western Ghats.

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

India: The city of Djinns

Amardeep Singh on William Dalrymple's book on Delhi: City of Djinns, by far one of the most compelling narratives that weaves Delhi's history and present together.

India: Chennai blogs

After Mumbai, Chennai (Madras) is the second Indian city to get it's own MetroBlog.

About our South Asia coverage

Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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