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· June, 2007

Stories about South Asia from June, 2007

Bhutan: Who's happy here?

For A Democracy on the notion of Gross Domestic Happiness, and if the ones who are really happy are the Wanghchuks.

Sri Lanka: Pavement For Pedestrians

Sampath's Mindspace has had it with pavements being used by everyone by pedestrians.

Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort

All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.

Bangladesh: Rediscovering cultural roots, facing challenges and acknowledging successes

“How effectively a society is able to cope with the challenges it faces depend largely on its culture.” Shahzaman Mazumder tries to find the cultural roots of Bangladesh and provides...

Bangladesh: Changing Lives

Voice of South on a woman's life turning around thanks to micro-credit and telecom.

India: Forces in Kashmir

Kashmir on the excesses of the Indian security forces in the state.

Pakistan: Hospitals and Profit

The Pakistani Spectator on hospitals being runs as for-profit businesses.

Nepal: Refugees in Austria

United We Blog! on Nepali refugees in Austria.

India: Why women don't make the cut in Politics

IndianMuslims.In on why the Presidential candidate is in trouble. Apparently women lack leadership skills, are too candid and are easily overwhelmed by emotions.

India: Not her for President

As India gets ready for a new president, here's a take on why one of the candidates is unsuitable at India Uncut.

Pakistan: Education for All

All Things Pakistan on education, and the idea of ‘Education for All’.

Nepal: Trafficking and Sex Slavery

Nepal Monitor on combating trafficking and sex slavery in Nepal.

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Polls

Kathmandu Speaks on the importance of the Constituent Assembly polls.

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. Pointblog.com (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

India: A Tamil Film in Malaysia and a Riot

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the near riot caused by the release of a film starring Rajnikanth. “Rioting probably has become yet another ritual for the subaltern...

Nepal: Sovereignty and the throne

For A Democracy states that the Wangchuks, sovereignty applies more to the throne than the country.

Sri Lanka: Cycles of a Wartime Blogosphere

cerno comments on the cycles of a wartime blogosphere. What causes blogs to react, comment or be indifferent?

Nepal: Women and Empowerment

Nepal Monitor asks “But is there any causal relationship between women empowerment at the grassroots and women empowerment at the top political positions and vice versa?”

Brazilian and Indian Doha Round Solidarity: Is it a reason for blame or a call for leadership?

A blame game seemed to start as soon as Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim and Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath walked out of the G4 talks with their counterparts from...

Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie

Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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