Stories about South Asia from June, 2008
All Things Pakistan on how a career in the administrative backbone of the country – the civil services is no longer an attractive option.
Whatever Matters on the increase in the price of electricity in Bhutan.
Law and Other Things comments on a situation, where an editor has been arrested, and describes it as a tussle between social justice and freedom of press.
The issue of child labour is complicated, and Pr3rna wonders if stopping the children from working actually makes the issue worse.
Words & Bites on the need for alternate perspectives and narratives to solve the issue of Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Five Rupees on the army strikes against the Taliban, and the infiltration into Pakistan.
CHUP! on the vulnerability of the hijra community in India and Pakistan, known as “the third gender”.
Law and Other Things on voters in Chhattishgarh, India exercising their ‘right to recall’ elected representatives.
Lahore Nama asks if building malls will ruin the character of the city.
Nepali Netbook provides a perspective on the Gorkhaland issue in India.
Unheard Voices from Bangladesh takes a closer look at the Gorkhaland issue in India, and focuses on the apparent Bengali racism.
Chromosome LK laments the lack of paypal services in Sri Lanka.
A Jaywalker's Diary on the world's largest gold and copper reserves found in Pakistan.
zigzackly survives a heart attack, and now details his plan to quit smoking.
Heartcrossings on the diminishing value of the once prized trophy – a Non Resident Indian groom.
CHUP! on the first Pakistani slasher flick – Zibahkhana.
A discussion on the state of Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain at Unheard Voices.
Remains of the Day from India lists various reasons for the prevalence of homophobia, both in the law and popular culture.
The Pakistani Spectator on the apathy of the government towards the spiraling price hikes.
Pak Tea House publishes a report on the death penalty and there is a small discussion in the comments space.
Five Rupees from Pakistan on agenda-based journalism that determines the kinds of headlines one sees in newspapers.