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. Also read about their recent training on Video and digital camera and the participants' reactions.
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 kiosks in Bangladesh.
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.
Bangladesh: Know your enemy
At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.