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· September, 2007

Stories about South Asia from September, 2007

Sri Lanka: Failed States and Colonialism

Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.

Nepal: Protests and Indian Idol

A controversy erupts as an Indian RJ makes derogatory remarks about the Indian Idol winner who is of Nepali origin. United We Blog! has insight and perspective.

Pakistan: Musharraf in uniform

All Things Pakistan on the Supreme Court ruling that Musharraf will be allowed to contest the upcoming elections in uniform.

India: Lesbians and Values

Confessions From The Closet writes blogging about being a lesbian and a few harsh comments.

Maldives: Facebook and blogs used to organize vigil to remember torture victim

On 19 September 2003 a conflict among some inmates of Maafushi Jail in the Maldives led to 12 of them being isolated from their cells. Among the isolated was Hassan...

Sri Lanka: Vehicle Art

Cerno has pictures of vehicle art in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Technology and Burma

LIRNEasia on technology giving the world a rare view of Myanmar's rage.

Bangladesh: Burma and Religion

Sadiq Alam on the situation in Burma. “Religious and Spiritual moral standpoint has given rise to many changes in human history in terms of revolutionary changes and justice.”

India: Elasticities of Corruption

Urbanomics on the elasticities of corruption and the consequences of regulation.

India: In Ladakh

Feringhee has snippets from her stay in Ladakh. From Yaks to shopkeepers.

Chak De India – Go For It India

Chak De India (Go For it India) is a Bollywood film that was released last month, and what an impact the film has on the pysche of Indians. In India...

India: Cricket and Journalism

Falstaff isn't amused with an article in the NY Times about cricket, Twenty20 and India.

India, Burma: No Comment

Sepia Mutiny on India being rather quiet on the issue of the pro-democracy protests in Burma.

India: Cricket and Religion

A comment by a Pakistani Cricket player doesn't sit well with Indian Muslims.

Sri Lanka: UN International Day of Peace

Sarvodaya on a Peace Walk in Trincomallee to mark UN International Day of Peace.

Pakistan: Trams in Karachi

Light Within has a wonderful post on the trams in Karachi, which are no longer around.

Bangladesh: Blogging Ramadan

Sadiq Alam rounds up posts on personal experiences during Ramadan on the blogosphere.

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along...

Pakistan: Twenty20 Finals

Twenty20 couldn't have had a more spectacular final match. All Things Pakistan has an interesting comment thread on the India-Pakistan match.

Nepal: Indian Yoga Guru and Media

United We Blog! on the issue of an Indian Yoga Guru's trip to India, and the immature handling of issues pertaining to Nepal by the Indian Media.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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