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· May, 2008

Stories about South Asia from May, 2008

Bangladesh: Agriculture and Technology

End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.

Nepal: Improving the economy

Nepal Monitor on the possible strategies to revive Nepal's economy.

Bangladesh: Coping with price rise

Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.

Bangladesh: Compromised Media

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...

India: Information and Terrorism

A former head of India’s external intelligence agency on strengthening institutions fighting terrorism. More at Vikram Sood's Perspectives.

Pakistan: Nuclear tests

Lahore Nama on the 10th anniversary of Pakistan's nuclear tests.

Pakistan: A decade after

Islamabad Metblogs on a decade after Pakistan‘s nuclear tests.

Nepal: The monarchy's gone

The monarchy has been dismantled and Nepal has been declared a republic. More at Nepal Monitor.

Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic

“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...

Pakistan, India: Music in Kashmir

CHUP! on a Pakistani band, Junoon that recently performed in Kashmir in India.

India: Sanskrit and Hindutva

The politics of a classical language, education and secularism in India explored at varnam.

India, Pakistan: Music and Conflict

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.

Bangladesh: A cartoonist and the state

E-Bangladesh has an interview with Arif ,the condemned cartoonist who was charged by the state of profanity and sedition.

Bahrain: Ban on Bangladeshis

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...

India: Mango festival

Photographs from a Mango Festival in India at the cooks cottage.

India: Homosexuality and the Law

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.

Sri Lanka: Bomb for a Bomb

groundviews on the disturbing trend of attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka.

Nepal: Women in Politics

Anbika's DiGi Home on the increase in the number of women in politics in Nepal.

Pakistan: Food and the Government

Whisk on the disconnect in Pakistan between the looming food crisis and the actions of the government.

Pakistan: On Security

Changing Up Pakistan! interviews an expert from Rand Corporation to get some insight on the security situation.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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