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· July, 2007

Stories about South Asia from July, 2007

India: Blogging Protest

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

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...

Sri Lanka: Illegal Abortions

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...

Nepal: Award for Mahabir Pun

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...

India: Media and News

sans serif on the media frenzy surrounding Haneef's detention in Australia.

India: Barcamp Bangalore 4

Tell me something about yourself on an unconference – Barcamp Bangalore 4.

Sri Lanka: Children and the homeland

Whisperings on raising children far away from where the parents come from.

India: Harry Potter and Torrents

Unplugged looks at piracy in the age of Harry Potter books.

Nepal: Monsoon and Predictions

Blogdai makes the customary predictions for Nepal in the coming year in the monsoon season.

Nepal: Fired for blogging

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

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...

India: Deras In Punjab

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

Pakistan: Blast in Islamabad

The Pakistani Spectator writes immediately after a bomb blast in Islamabad killing several people.

Pakistan: America's Got Talent

Metroblogging Lahore on a Karachite who makes it to the semifinals of the TV reality series America's Got Talent.

Nepal: Dialogue

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

Bangla blogs discuss evolution – Of life, blogs and women power

What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog...

India: Women, abortions and the Government

Kafila on the girl-child in India, the government's alarming proposals to stop sex-selective abortions and the impact it has on women's control over their bodies.

India: On Marriage

Wannabe Indian Punkster comes up with a list of reasons to not get married.

Pakistan: Chaniot

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

Sri Lanka: English and Universal Language

A Janusis on the prevalence of English, the cultural and historical backdrop of the “universal language”.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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