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· July, 2007

Stories about South Asia from July, 2007

India: Blogging Protest

  31 July 2007

A blog Weeping Sikkim chronicles two people going on a hunger fast (currently Day 41) in the state of Sikkim to protest a particular hydro electric project.

India: Holy Bull and Tuberculosis

  31 July 2007

Pickled Politics has a message from a mailing list, on the recent controversy in the UK, when a bull belonging to a Hindu temple was put down after being diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Sri Lanka: Illegal Abortions

  31 July 2007

Beyond Borders on the consequences of abortion being illegal in Sri Lanka – pointing out that the 300,000 illegal abortions in the country are a silent genocide if a person believes that the fetus is a human being.

Nepal: Award for Mahabir Pun

  31 July 2007

Nepal Monitor on Magsasay winner Mahabir Pun, a Nepali who won the award under community leadership category for his innovative application of wireless computer technology that brought progress to remote mountain areas.

Nepal: Fired for blogging

  30 July 2007

Krishna Dhungana, a journalist was fired because he guest blogged at Mero Sansar. More at The Internet Cyber Guff.

Bangladesh: The threat of floods and current politics

  29 July 2007

A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had waterlogged many places. Back to Bangladesh posts some pictures of some parts of the waterlogged Dhaka. He wonders whether there...

India: Deras In Punjab

  27 July 2007

Known Turf goes to Punjab, and takes a look at the “deras” – which were at the heart of a controversy recently.

Nepal: Dialogue

  27 July 2007

Democracy For Nepal has the way forward for a dialogue within the Maoist groups.

Pakistan: Chaniot

  26 July 2007

Light Within on a town called Chaniot – famous for its woodwork and the furniture industry.

Nepal: The Gulf for Nepalis

  26 July 2007

United We Blog! on the harrowing experience of a Nepali student returning from US, witnessing the treatment of Nepali people in Bahrain.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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