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· October, 2007

Stories about South Asia from October, 2007

Nepal: The blogosphere and bloggers

Kathmandu Speaks reflects on why a Bloggers Association in Nepal – BlogBan didn't quite take off, and on the Nepali Blogosphere.

Bangladesh: 1971 and War Criminals

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why it's high time the war criminals of 1971 were dealt with.

India: All for a passport

30 in 2005 on applying for a passport at the Indian High Commission in London – the long queue, clueless people and the general bureaucracy.

Sri Lanka: Media and Emergencies

Moving Images, Moving People reflects on Media reports in emergency situations after attending the Global Symposium +5 in Geneva.

Pakistan: Oh! The politics!

KO reflects on the politics in Pakistan, commenting “American movie goers will be familiar with the feeling many Pakistan’s are going through. “

Pakistan: Blast in Rawalpindi

The Pakistani Spectator on a blast in Rawalpindi.

India: Being a Muslim

Known Turf on a brief history of the self, exploring Islam, perceptions and identity.

India: Child Labour

Atanu Dey raises some questions about banning child labour, especially relevant in the context of recent media reports about GAP sourcing its clothes from vendors who use child labour.

Pakistan: Weeping for the Fatherland

A moving post at Truth Spring on the lives that are lost in Pakistan as violence strikes frequently.

Burma: Internet and the Monks

Sacred Media Cow on how the Junta controlling the internet may have actually helped the Burmese monks. “The little fragments of information that did manage to get through got elevated...

Bangladesh: General Moeen at Harvard

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on General Moeen's “mysterious Harvard Seminar”.

Nepal: On Democracy

Bahas on the issue of morale in Democracy.

Bangladesh: Changing Dhaka

a bengali in TO goes to Dhaka and observes some changes for the better.

Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura, Terrorism and Hillary Clinton

On October 22, an air force base at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka was attacked by a Tamil Tiger suicide squad. [News: BBC]. According to BBC, Tamil Tigers claimed to have destroyed...

Bangladesh: Bloggers mobilise against domestic violence

(Logo credit: Amnesty International) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women...

Bangladesh: Bloggers, the media and the army chief

The political arena of Bangladesh heated up after the Eid holidays. Bloggers cum citizen journalists had a role to play in this. J Rahman at Mukti has some background: Earlier...

India: Book Review, The Indian Clerk

Jabberwock on David Leavitt's The Indian Clerk – “In essence this is a fictionalised account of the real-life collaboration between G H Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan in the years 1913-1919,...

Sri Lanka: Outsourcing and Exploitation

Sampath's Mindspace on the exploitation of outsourcing partners in countries like India and Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Women and Harassment

All Things Pakistan on the harassment and bullying women face at the workplace or in school.

India: Heroines and Cinema

Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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