Stories about South Asia from April, 2006
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 republic.”
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 about the university.
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.
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. What if others try the same in their countries? I bet President Musharraf is apprehensive.”
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 MD but my mind was resurrected by the aid of my PC and DSL net connection. Returning to cyber world,...
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 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
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...
Nepal Revolution: Victory
The king has accepted the seven party alliance's roadmap.
India: The Young Working Woman
The dilemmas of being a young working woman in India Iat genderbenders.