Stories about South Asia from October, 2007
Kathmandu Speaks reflects on why a Bloggers Association in Nepal – BlogBan didn't quite take off, and on the Nepali Blogosphere.
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why it's high time the war criminals of 1971 were dealt with.
30 in 2005 on applying for a passport at the Indian High Commission in London – the long queue, clueless people and the general bureaucracy.
Moving Images, Moving People reflects on Media reports in emergency situations after attending the Global Symposium +5 in Geneva.
KO reflects on the politics in Pakistan, commenting “American movie goers will be familiar with the feeling many Pakistan’s are going through. “
The Pakistani Spectator on a blast in Rawalpindi.
Known Turf on a brief history of the self, exploring Islam, perceptions and identity.
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.
A moving post at Truth Spring on the lives that are lost in Pakistan as violence strikes frequently.
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 to a level of ennunciative power that would not have existed had the internet not been shut down.”
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on General Moeen's “mysterious Harvard Seminar”.
Bahas on the issue of morale in Democracy.
a bengali in TO goes to Dhaka and observes some changes for the better.
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 eight aircraft including spy places while losing 21 of their fighters. According to the Sri Lankan Government just two helicopters...
(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 and children. The issue, however, is not country specific. Domestic violence is a menace that is found all over the...
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 this year, Bangladesh experienced an extra-constitutional change in government. The Economist called it a coup that dares not speak its...
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, a collaboration that led to some of the most important mathematical advances of the century.”
Sampath's Mindspace on the exploitation of outsourcing partners in countries like India and Sri Lanka.
All Things Pakistan on the harassment and bullying women face at the workplace or in school.
Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.
Mahaguru88 comments on the recent suicide bombing in Pakistan and questions the act of suicide bombing and its use by certain groups.