Stories about South Asia from January, 2008
Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.
United We Blog! from Nepal voicing support for Obama in the presidential elections.
a bengali in TO is rather annoyed with all the jargon that accompanies Islamic banking, and puts forward a list of questions on interest, incentive and money.
Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.
Moving Images, Moving People! comments on why it is essential for development agencies to actually practice the idea of participation when communicating.
Unheard Voices explores the link between levels of investment and democracy in Bangladesh.
Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.
Earlier this week the Bahraini Labour Minister Majid Al Alawi was interviewed in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, and in the interview he said that the Gulf was facing an 'Asian tsunami' because Gulf nationals are 'lazy' and 'spoilt' and depend on imported labour to do even simple tasks. He said that that the nearly 17 million foreign workers in the Gulf, mostly Asian, represented 'a danger worse than the atomic bomb or an Israeli attack'. What do Bahraini bloggers think?
Free Media Sri Lanka on how the Defense Secretary openly states that he is in favour of draconian censorship and criminal defamation.
groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.
Bahas on the issue of Madheshi movement in Nepal – perhaps becoming a separatist threat rather than a federalist struggle.
Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.
churmuri writes on the importance of NRIs given the size of remittances that flow into the country, as compared to the FDI inflows.
Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK has interviewed the desperate migrant.
Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered Bangladesh market and the people with the help of cheap bootleg VCD/DVDs, Dhallywood was in trouble in the last decade....
SAJA Forum on the controversy surrounding Arun Gandhi for making remarks seen as anti-semitic.
Madrasa Reforms in India highlights the work of Delhi-based Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA).
Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.
The Pakistani Spectator interviews Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha, an independent security analyst and strategic affairs expert and the author of a controversial book on Pakistan's military.
Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.
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