Stories about South Asia from May, 2008
End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.
Nepal Monitor on the possible strategies to revive Nepal's economy.
Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.
Ever since Bangladesh was put under a state of emergency by an interim government supported by the military it was a testing time for Bangladesh media. The credibility of Bangladesh’s Bangla and English-language press is in question as their recent role seems biased and appeasing. This post discusses the degrading situation of the Bangladeshi media.
A former head of India’s external intelligence agency on strengthening institutions fighting terrorism. More at Vikram Sood's Perspectives.
Lahore Nama on the 10th anniversary of Pakistan's nuclear tests.
Islamabad Metblogs on a decade after Pakistan‘s nuclear tests.
The monarchy has been dismantled and Nepal has been declared a republic. More at Nepal Monitor.
“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini blogger Yagoob, after MPs called for banning Bangladeshis from working in Bahrain.
CHUP! on a Pakistani band, Junoon that recently performed in Kashmir in India.
The politics of a classical language, education and secularism in India explored at varnam.
La Dolce Vita on a Pakistani band playing in Kashmir, India and how the whole show of peace and calm in the conflict-ridden region appears to be a farce.
E-Bangladesh has an interview with Arif ,the condemned cartoonist who was charged by the state of profanity and sedition.
Following a tragic incident a few days ago, when a Bahraini was killed after he refused to pay a Bangladeshi mechanic the 500 fils (1.3 USD) extra he was demanding for a job, Bahrain has now stopped issuing work permits to Bangladeshi nationals. A group of MPs are planning to submit a proposal to parliament to expel all Bangladeshi workers, who might be as many as 90,000, from the country because allegedly they commit more ‘shocking and gruesome crimes‘ than any other community.
Photographs from a Mango Festival in India at the cooks cottage.
Law and Other Things reflects on the litigation strategy in a case that could have an impact on the legal perspective of homosexuality in India.
groundviews on the disturbing trend of attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka.
Anbika's DiGi Home on the increase in the number of women in politics in Nepal.
Whisk on the disconnect in Pakistan between the looming food crisis and the actions of the government.
Changing Up Pakistan! interviews an expert from Rand Corporation to get some insight on the security situation.
Shashwati's Blog on mobocracy – where mobs hand out punishment in India.