Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· April, 2006

Stories about South Asia from April, 2006

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

India: Kaavya Tales

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

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

Bangladesh: Understanding Musharraf

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying links to an interview with President Musharraf of Pakistan and provides commentary on the side.

Sri Lankan: Who was it?

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

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

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...

Sri Lanka: Outside Colombo

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: Clearing the customs

Bribe Rates for Delhi has an account of bribe paying at the Indian Customs.

India: Poetry and Blogging

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

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...

Sri Lanka: Apathy

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

Nepal: MPs and legal status

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

Bangladesh: Homeland

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

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....

Pakistan: Blog-o-strikes back

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...

India: Violence against women

Megha writes on violence against women and lists out signs to watch for. (Trigger: Violence)

India: IT, Blogging and BarCamp

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...

Nepal: Treading cautiously on democratic grounds

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...

Nepal Revolution: Victory

The king has accepted the seven party alliance's roadmap.

About our South Asia coverage

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


Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site