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· November, 2007

Stories about South Asia from November, 2007

In the eye of the storm: Bangladeshi bloggers speak

Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts....

India: The Hindi Bindi Club

IndieQuill takes a closer look at the book – The Hindi Bindi Club.

Pakistan: A brief history of Swat

Chapati Mystery explains the issues surrounding Swat in Pakistan.

Nepal: Maoist camps

United We Blog! on why guerrillas flee Maoist camps.

Pakistan: A sad story?

Azad Forever on political turmoil and on how far Pakistan has come.

India: Manholes and Sewers

synchroni-cities reflects on manhole covers. A brief history of the modern sewer system.

Sri Lanka: Another bomb blast

Yet another bomb blast in Sri Lanka. Cerno writes “What’s worrying is that I’m not even vaguely scared. I should be but I’m not.”

Bangladesh: Of frustration, hope and resolve

Reflecting on the mammoth task of rehabilitation and rescue of the victims of the cyclone, Mukti writes of the frustration, hope and resolve.

Sri Lanka: Through the blogosphere

London, Lanka and Drums has a roundup of posts on the Sri Lankan Blogosphere. From food, to exams to quitting blogging.

Pakistan: From General to Mr.

Musharraf is finally stepping down from the post of Chief of Army staff, and is to be sworn in as a civilian President. More at All Things Pakistan.

India: Protests in Malaysia

Blowin’ In The Wind on protests by people of Indian origin in Malaysia.

India: Islamic Volleyball, anyone?

Wonderful post and pictures on “Islamic Volleyball” in the vicinity of Hazrat Nizamuddin's Dargah in Delhi at Indian Muslims.

India: On Mommy Blogs and Privacy

Shallow Thoughts To Profound Insights writes about mommy blogs that probably invade the privacy of children, despite best intentions.

Nepal: Political Posturing and Peace

Nepal Monitor on the political situation in the country one year after the peace accord.

Bangladesh: Assessing relief efforts

an ordinary citizen assesses the relief and rescue situation after the cyclone.

Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio

Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet...

India: Where to find Ladakhi food

A run-down of food options in Ladakh – where sadly enough it is hard to find Ladakhi food in a restaurant at Feringhee.

India: Noise and Gods

The din of Hindu festivals doesn't quite find cheer with Chronicus Skepticus, who wonders if the Hindu gods are deaf as posts.

Nepal: Eery Patriotism

Nepali Netbook with characteristic bite on eeriness of patriotism.

Bangladesh: Through the Cyclone

Bangladesh From Our View on the hours through the cyclone and traveling through Bangladesh at that time.

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