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· December, 2006

Stories about South Asia from December, 2006

India: Going back to Cochin

Pooja Malpani goes home to Kerala after a year and a half, and already, things are a little difference. “The whole scenario seems so chaotic with a 2 laner being...

India: On the GV summit

National Highway, who attended the Global Voices summit in Delhi, has some thoughts to share.

Sri Lanka: The insider, outsider and the State

Moju on what seems to be an absurd reason to differentiate between Sri Lankans and foreigners. “When they called they were told that since the President is visiting the area...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus and rhetoric

Dr Yunus's speeches of late have been filled with a slightly neutral tone observes Drishtipat. “However, to me when I hear him stress on holding any election rather than a...

Pakistan: Bakra Mandi – where livestock is sold

Animals being traded for ritual sacrifice and more at the Bakra Mandi (a goat bazaar) as seen by Metroblogging Islamabad.

India: Music Season in Chennai

Suraj is in Chennai (Madras) as the music season peaks in the city. “What expectations would you develop if your first day of the music season starts off with a...

Nepal: Kingmakers and politics

The complexities are politics in Nepal are mind boggling. Nepali Netbook unravels some, explaining the context of a persuasive constitutional monarchist named Rabindra Nath Sharma.

Pakistan: The Rural, Urban and Cyber Me

Light Within on the multiplicity of the self's identities. “There it occurred to m that I have three different lives; different identities; Rural, Urban and Cyber.”

Sri Lanka: An identity for the nation

groundviews takes a closer look at the politics of identity and peace in Sri Lanka. “What may be a pre-condition to induce a true Sri Lankan nationalism is perhaps a...

Sri Lanka: Two years after the Tsunami

Two years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, there isn't too much noise in the respective blogospheres. LaneTop remembers the day, and wishes more had been done by the author. Another...

Africa/India: overcoming differences

Inktus, a Ugandan blogger in New Delhi, India, writes about “overcoming differences and behaving as global citizens of one world.”

Guadeloupe, India: 152nd Anniversary of Tamul Hindus’ Arrival

Atout Guadeloupe announces (Fr) that Guadeloupeans of Hindu Tamul origin celebrated the 152nd anniversary of their ancestors’ arrival in Guadeloupe on Dec. 24. Says the feed: “Hindus arrived after the...

India: Community Video Unit and Dalits

Reflections in a window pane on the power of video and overcoming oppression. “When the use of Video by a team of six Dalits, working for a Community Video Unit,...

Sri Lanka: Preparing for the Tsunami

LIRNEasia is apprehensive about a report in the UK press which claims that Sri Lanka is prepared well if a tsunami strikes. “The best-prepared country is Sri Lanka, one of...

India: The day MGR died

Metroblogging Chennai remembers the Christmas Eve of 1987, when a famous politician died. “The size of the crowd was unimaginable – hundreds of thousands of people. The driver had to...

Nepal: Digital Democracy Organization

Democracy for Nepal discusses Humro Nepal. “It has not been registered. It does not have a budget. Both those details are intentional and are to be kept that way. It...

Bangladesh: Cricket in the country

the 3rd world view reviews cricket in Bangladesh over the last year. “Year 2006 was a very successful year for Bangladesh Cricket as they won 18 one-day internationals, eight in...

India: Compulsory HIV Testing

The Life and Times on compulsory pre-marital HIV testing. “Andra Pradesh just called for compulsory HIV testing before marriage and everyone seems to agree that this is a violation of...

Pakistan: Musharraf and Kashmir

President Musharraf's statements on Kashmir with respect to Pakistan and India have quite a few reactions. Light Within on some fundamental issues. “The first one is that how can a...

Nepal: Going home

United We Blog! on the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Nepal. “However, most of the IDPs were disappointed over the government’s indifference. Following the beginning of the peace...

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