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.
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.
Pakistan: Journalism and Agendas
Five Rupees from Pakistan on agenda-based journalism that determines the kinds of headlines one sees in newspapers.