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· April, 2006

Stories about South Asia from April, 2006

  28 April 2006

Pakistan 451 reports on more sites being blocked in Pakistan because of directives issued by the government.

India: Kaavya Tales

  28 April 2006

The issue of author Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarising has prompted quite a few posts in the Indian Blogosphere. Among others Flotsam, India Uncut, Falstaff and Sepia Mutiny have a say.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction

  28 April 2006

Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.

Sri Lankan: Who was it?

  28 April 2006

Nittewa on figuring out whose bodies were found in Avissawella and Mulleriyawa, and some ideas on who they couldn't have been.

Nepal: Role of political parties

  27 April 2006

The challenges for the political parties in Nepal has increased. Bahas on the role of the parties and other stakeholders in the changing political scenario.

Nepal: Getting the democracy working

  27 April 2006

Voices of sceptics rise. United We Blog! on “…celebrate the victory of people where the people ‘talked and showed’ they are still skeptical on politicians’ commitment to constituent assembly and republic.”

Sri Lanka: Outside Colombo

  27 April 2006

Portrait comments on how the news focuses on what happens in Colombo and ignore what happens outside of the city. A very interesting discussion is ongoing in the comments space.

India: Poetry and Blogging

  27 April 2006

Reflections on poetry and blogging at River's Blue Elephants. River talks about identities of poets, the world of hypertextuality and “the permeable boundary between selves and machines”.

Armenia: Talks Break Down

  26 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.

Sri Lanka: Apathy

  26 April 2006

After the bomb explosion in Colombo Azrael's Word comments on the current state of apathy in Sri Lanka.

Nepal: MPs and legal status

  26 April 2006

Legal News From Nepal on the legal status of the MPs in Nepal in the context of the changing political environment.

Bangladesh: Homeland

  26 April 2006

Returning to the countries we come from. Mezba on living in the MidEast, South Asia and Canada. The racism, quality of life and job opportunity confusion all thrown in together.

Nepal: What it means for South Asia

  26 April 2006

Pickled Politics on what the current events in Nepal mean for the rest of South Asia. “An insurgency has forced an autocratic ruler to give power back to the people. What if others try the same in their countries? I bet President Musharraf is apprehensive.”

Pakistan: Blog-o-strikes back

  26 April 2006

I realize I've been MIA on GV but I shall reveal on the QT that I ODed on FOX TV, as a result my IQ was pronounced DOA by my MD but my mind was resurrected by the aid of my PC and DSL net connection. Returning to cyber world,...

India: IT, Blogging and BarCamp

  26 April 2006

Information Technology and India are spoken in the same breath. Bangalore is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, and it was therefore not surprising that two IT events were held in the city that hogged quite a bit of bandwidth in the Indian blogging spacee. BarCamp Bangalore...

Nepal: Treading cautiously on democratic grounds

  26 April 2006

After almost three weeks of protest, King Gyanendra of Nepal has agreed to restore parliament. The King had dissolved the lower house of the Parliament in 2002 because the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government had apparently failed in the peacetalks with the Maoists . Events unfold in Nepal...

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