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 a good analysis on the Bangladeshis: “Mostly fishermen, weavers, potters, and small farmers inhibited the territory that is today called...
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:” Une centaine de blogueurs marocains a participé au 1 er GrandPrix des Blogs organisé par le portail Bayn. Khadija Housni,...
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 film fans in diasporic contexts to give vent to their other anxieties.”
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 the US and the EU Thursday in Postdam, Germany. The meeting between these four key players in the World Trade...
Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie
Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.
India: Kuki Zomi Conflict in 1997
Zoram.org reflects on the Kuki-Zomi conflict in Manipur, a decade after.