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· April, 2008

Stories about South Asia from April, 2008

Nepal: Holi Festival

Nepali Photo blog PHALANO.com posts pictures of the Holi or Fagu festival, an important festival of the Nepalese people, which is celebrated by smearing Abeer (red vermilion powder) and throwing...

Sri Lanka: Status Symbol

“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest...

Pakistan: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan interviews Mehreen Jabbar, a Pakistani filmmaker for her perspectives on Pakistan and thoughts on her film, based on a true story of a Pakistani Hindu...

India: Cricket without substance

After watching a cricket match of Indian Premier League in Chennai Kartik Kannan comments that its “all fun and no substance”.

Bangladesh: women's equality vs. religion

Tahmina Shafique writes on the recently announced women’s development policy in Bangladesh which has triggered religious protests by Islamist groups and forced a retreat by the government on rights issued...

Bhutan: Photographer’s Paradise

Richard Ishida, a world renowned web designer based in UK writes after visiting Bhutan: “The whole country is a photographer’s paradise. The dzongs and monasteries are all beautiful. But so...

Sri Lanka: Solution to the Ethnic Conflict

The Titular Republic writes in Groundviews giving an insight into the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka: “The fundamental cause for this conflict is the perception by one race that...

India, Pakistan: Review of ‘Khuda Ke Liye’

Pass the Roti on the Left Side reviews the internationally acclaimed Pakistani movie ‘Khuda Ke Liye‘ (For God's Sake), which was recently released in Indian Theaters.

Bangladesh: Motivation for Corruption

Asif Anwar at Ideas for Brighter Bangladesh opines that corruption cannot be prevented by law, rather it should be discouraged: “Corruption is motivated from the aspirations for ‘better life’. Remove...

India: Rongali Bihu Festival

Anita Bora of Just a little something blog was in Assam during this year's Rongali Bihu and posts some photos. Rongali Bihu Festival takes place on the onset of the...

Pakistan: All about security

The security frenzy in the city has Metroblogging Islamabad telling a story about how innocent walks and lunches are viewed with suspicion.

India: Food in Bolivia

30 in 2005 goes to Bolivia and samples the culinary delights.

India: Teaching them about reservation

nanopolitan on how the school textbooks in India deal with the issue of reservations.

Bhutan: Lost in Democracy

Lost in Democracy, an online documentary about how Bhutan is coping with westernization and its transition to a democratic state.

Pakistan: A deal with militants

Five Rupees asks some questions about the deal just made with Mehsud's militants in Pakistan.

PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from...

India: Education and Schooling

Sudipta's Life takes a closer look at one's schooling experience, to explore what is wrong with the education system.

Sri Lanka: Censoring the war

Free Media Sri Lanka on the government barring photographers from entering hospitals where soldiers injured in battle are being treated.

Sri Lanka: Ethnicity and Sentiment

groundviews explores the issue of ethnicity as a subjective group sentiment – delving into the idea of being Tamil or Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Cheerleader trouble

The new cricket league – IPL in India has its share of teething troubles. One of them being the imported cheerleaders that some politicians find too vulgar for their taste....

About our South Asia coverage

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


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