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· May, 2007

Stories about South Asia from May, 2007

Sri Lanka: An Expat's reasons

An ex-pat (was) explains why he came back to Sri Lanka and why he chooses to stay there. More at Indi.ca. “I was born in 1982 and my entire life...

India: Development and West Bengal

Singur underlines why development is crucial in West Bengal. “Today, regional and sub-regional cooperation is the axis around which the wheel of economic growth is turning. The nay-sayers to new...

India: Muslims and Political Parties

Indian Muslims on the civic elections in Malegaon, which was rocked by bomb blasts last year. “So, does it helps if you are concentrated in a region, play communal politics...

Sri Lanka: My mom is a Doctor

London, Lanka and Drums reflects on being the child of a doctor and doctors in SL. “These Sri Lankan Doctors are an abundant resource aren't they? I was travelling to...

India: Finding Gandhi in Mexico

Organized Nomad on finding Gandhi in Mexico. “Two women, total strangers, in two different parts of Mexico, seemingly free associate India with Gandhi. Seems even more a pity then that...

Pakistan: East and West Punjab

I, Me, Myself in Punjab, Pakistan – and reflecting on the similarities with the Punjab in India. “Then there were the sights and sounds of a Punjab that I had...

Pakistan: Jobs for country runners

The Pakistani Spectator has an interesting list of job profiles. “A matriculate or having a bachelor degree from an un-recognized institution having 30 years political / no-political experience and the...

Pakistan: The Urs

Metroblogging Islamabad with a brief post on the urs of Bari Imam. “His yearly urs, celebrated in these days of the year, is attended by thousands of devotees from all...

India: In Dharamshala

Feringhee on Tibetan refugees and Indians in Dharamshala. “The Tibetans are here as refugees with very few rights; however, their presence and that of the Dalai Lama brings in the...

India: Builders and the Law

Mitesh points to a blogger who has a horrifying experience with builders and a disinterested judicial system. “What can common law-abiding people like us, who work hard for several hours...

Pakistan: Begum Nawazish Ali

The Pakistani Spectator on a delightful talk show where a man presents himself as a woman named Begum Nawazish Ali. “One thing is clear and established that the program “Late...

Nepal: On “newness”

Nepali Network has a post on the notion of “newness” and its perception. “Usha Bista has become an apt metaphor for the tentativeness of our trudge toward a new Nepal....

Bangladesh: Religion and Spirituality

Sadiq M Alam on religion and spirituality. “One can become cold blooded murderer even in the name of religion, in the name of God and justifying unthinkable crime even holding...

Israel: A Lesson in Sikhism

Israeli blogger David Bogner gives us a lesson about Sikhism after a trip to India.

India: Vasai

Trivial Matters has a wonderful photo post on Vasai, one of the suburbs on Mumbai. A place that has obviously seen better days. “By the year 1534 the King of...

Bhutan: Mocking Democracy

Bhutan: For a Democracy on mocking democracy. “Thousands of people from the east have been denied citizenship and right to vote in the upcoming mockeries. People may not like voting...

Pakistan: Doing business with spammers

the olive ream doesn't take very kindly to the offers of money pouring in his spam box. “My father was a highly reputable magnet-[Would that be a fridge magnet or...

Nepal, Bhutan: Refugees

Kathmandu Speaks on the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. “. There has been two deaths in two days’ time, while the efforts of the Bhutanese refugees to either seek repatriation or...

Hindi Blogosphere: Scorn at activists and foodies’ delight!

Here we are again, ready to peek into the world of Hindi blogs to see what's happening in that part of the global blogosphere. A lot has happened in this...

Nepal: The Mount Everest Buzz

Every mountaineering season, Mount Everest attracts hundreds of climbers from all over the world. Sherpas are key to successful ascent, but they do not get due credit.

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