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· January, 2008

Stories about South Asia from January, 2008

Pakistan: Lahore in 1947

Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.

Nepal: Supporting Obama

United We Blog! from Nepal voicing support for Obama in the presidential elections.

Bangladesh: Islamic banking and jargon

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.

India: Divorce and Women

Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.

Sri Lanka: Communication and Participation

Moving Images, Moving People! comments on why it is essential for development agencies to actually practice the idea of participation when communicating.

Bangladesh: Democracy and Investment

Unheard Voices explores the link between levels of investment and democracy in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: No space for burials

Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.

Bahrain: Are Gulf Arabs Lazy?

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...

Sri Lanka: Draconian censorship!

Free Media Sri Lanka on how the Defense Secretary openly states that he is in favour of draconian censorship and criminal defamation.

Sri Lanka: Travel, TV and Military

groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.

Nepal: Madheshi and Federalism

Bahas on the issue of Madheshi movement in Nepal – perhaps becoming a separatist threat rather than a federalist struggle.

South Asia: Islam and Democracy

Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.

India: NRIs and Remittances

churmuri writes on the importance of NRIs given the size of remittances that flow into the country, as compared to the FDI inflows.

South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker

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...

Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history

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...

India: Arun Gandhi and Anti-Semiticism

SAJA Forum on the controversy surrounding Arun Gandhi for making remarks seen as anti-semitic.

India: Madrasa Reforms and Education

Madrasa Reforms in India highlights the work of Delhi-based Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA).

India: Defending arranged marriages

Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.

Pakistan: Interview with Dr Ayesha Siddiqa Agha

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: Dowry and Women

Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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