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· June, 2008

Stories about South Asia from June, 2008

Pakistan: A Career in the Civil Services

All Things Pakistan on how a career in the administrative backbone of the country – the civil services is no longer an attractive option.

Bhutan: The cost of electricity

Whatever Matters on the increase in the price of electricity in Bhutan.

India: Social Justice and Free Speech

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.

India: On Child Labour

The issue of child labour is complicated, and Pr3rna wonders if stopping the children from working actually makes the issue worse.

Bangladesh: Alternate Perspectives

Words & Bites on the need for alternate perspectives and narratives to solve the issue of Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Pakistan: Taliban and Afghanistan

Five Rupees on the army strikes against the Taliban, and the infiltration into Pakistan.

Pakistan: The Third Gender

CHUP! on the vulnerability of the hijra community in India and Pakistan, known as “the third gender”.

India: Right to Recall

Law and Other Things on voters in Chhattishgarh, India exercising their ‘right to recall’ elected representatives.

Pakistan: Malls and The City

Lahore Nama asks if building malls will ruin the character of the city.

Nepal: On Gorkhaland

Nepali Netbook provides a perspective on the Gorkhaland issue in India.

Bangladesh: On Gorkhaland

Unheard Voices from Bangladesh takes a closer look at the Gorkhaland issue in India, and focuses on the apparent Bengali racism.

Sri Lanka: No Paypal

Chromosome LK laments the lack of paypal services in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Gold and Copper

A Jaywalker's Diary on the world's largest gold and copper reserves found in Pakistan.

India: Quitting

zigzackly survives a heart attack, and now details his plan to quit smoking.

India: Marrying an NRI

Heartcrossings on the diminishing value of the once prized trophy – a Non Resident Indian groom.

Pakistan: Slasher Flick

CHUP! on the first Pakistani slasher flick – Zibahkhana.

Bangladesh: Working in Bahrain

A discussion on the state of Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain at Unheard Voices.

India: On Homophobia

Remains of the Day from India lists various reasons for the prevalence of homophobia, both in the law and popular culture.

Pakistan: Price hikes and the Government

The Pakistani Spectator on the apathy of the government towards the spiraling price hikes.

Pakistan: Death Penalty

Pak Tea House publishes a report on the death penalty and there is a small discussion in the comments space.

About our South Asia coverage

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

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