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· August, 2006

Stories about South Asia from August, 2006

India: Limca Book of Blog Records

A blog to collect facts on blogging records in India at Limca Book of (Blog) Records.

Sri Lanka: A National Government

A Land like no Other on the possibilities of National Government in Sri Lanka. “Party politics has spoiled this country to a level where after your race and religion, supported...

Nepal: Politics and Beauty Queens

United We Blog! on a conversation with contestants for Miss Teen Nepal 2006. “The beauties looked confused and Arpana came up with the answer once again. “If you ask me...

Nepal: Get rid of Democracy

Blogdai scans the political horizon and suggets we get rid of democracy.

Bangladesh: Diaspora Group Blogs

Rezwan highlights diaspora blogs from South Asia on the occassion of Blog Day 2006.

Pakistan: Blog-o-day

I don't quite know what the appropriate salutation would be for this auspicious cyber day, so I'll just go with a very happy World Blog Day to all fellow bloggers...

India: Is The World Really Flat? It looks like.

This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes...

India: Linux and Coke

Nanopolitan on the recent move in Kerala on promoting open source and Linux in public institutions and how the issue is being fused with a rather disconnected one of the...

India: Tourists in the UK

30 in 2005 on the phenomenon of more Indian tourists in the UK. “And these are not just salwar kameez and saree aunties who have come to look after their...

Pakistan: Internet governance

Tee Emm's Window to Pakistan on internet governance in the country.

Pakistan: Bugti and the Nation

Perspectives on the current domestic crisis in Pakistan at Metroblogging Lahore. “While I mourn Bugti's death as a Pakistani, I do believe Bugti was a misguided man. He allowed himself...

Bangladesh: Bangla Canadian bloggers

Mezba has a list of Bangladeshi bloggers in the Greater Toronto Area. “I thought it would be a nice time to introduce some of the blog talent that I know...

India: Street Art

Trivial Matters has a wonderful post on street art in India. “The question now arises that are the best and the brightest advertisers in India really the guys working in...

India: The National Song

A recent controversy surrounding the move to make the singing of the National Song compulsary has had some minority groups protest. Indian Muslims on what the issue with singing the...

Nepal: Festivals and Politics

United We Blog! on how festivals for women reinvent themselves to be more socially and politically relevant.

Bangladesh: Coal and Human Lives

The energy crisis rears its ugly head, albeit in a different way. Rezwan on Coal, environment and people, pitted against each other in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Blog Block Back?

Is the blog block in Pakistan back? All Things Pakistan on the latest developments with a couple of theories on why this probably happened.

India: God of Encroachment

Recursive Hypocrisy on the God of Encroachment in Chennai – Vinayaka. Where every few feet you stumble into a a tiny temple. Power and boundaries in a secular country defined...

India: Flights and racial profiling

While racial profiling of some passengers may have contributed to their being detained in Amsterdam has bothered quite a few people. Dhoomketu writes about insensitive travellers and Govindraj remembers another...

Sri Lanka: For a few Ministers more

The number of Ministers in Sri Lanka appear to have gone up. Aachcharya discusses how the public will have to finance these extra Ministers and if it makes sense to...

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