Stories about South Asia from July, 2008
Pickled Politics on the idea of capitalism as a panacea for India being rather inadequate.
The Vikalpa YouTube video channel has 30 short videos on the ethnic riots in Sri Lanka in July 1983.
groundviews on the SAARC summit in Sri Lanka and why their initiatives tend to fail.
a bengali in TO on sensitivity training for border staff in Canada to deal with Arab and Muslim travelers.
The Pakistani Spectator on what the Pakistani Prime Minister should say when he's in the US.
Blogdai on China deciding to reverse its pledge to offer complete media freedom, and planning to censor the Internet used by foreign media during the Olympics.
Mumbai Magic has some lovely photographs, reminiscing about the birthday traditions specific to the author's community.
Sri Lankan economy on the possible impact of the government's decision to raise taxes on imported vehicles.
CHUP! on Bush's praise for Pakistan as a strong ally.
A moderate earthquake jolted Dhaka city on the 27th of July approximately at 00:51 hours Bangladesh Time (+6 GMT). Russell John reports in his blog: I was lying on my bed talking to a friend on the phone, and I suddenly felt that the bed was shaking. Within 3 seconds,...
Sepia Mutiny on this weekend marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of war in Sri Lanka, which is commonly dated to the anti-Tamil riots there in 1983.
Greatbong on the institutional and cultural apathy in India surrounding acts of terror – with people not pressing for political action.
groundviews has a moving post, recollecting ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka in the early 1980s.
Chaar Max Returns on the perceptions of the SAARC in Sri Lanka.
On 15th of July, Bangla bloggers were disconcerted to find that they could not access Sachalayatan , a popular Bangla blogging platform that focuses on literature and contemporary issues, from within Bangladesh. Those living outside Bangladesh, however, had no problems with accessing the site. In the beginning, people thought it...
Nepal Monitor profiles Dr. Antonia Neubauer, the person leading Nepal's Library movement.
The recent bombings in India trigger Jamaican blogger Annie Paul‘s memory about “one piece of graffiti by a Muslim group that had struck me with the simple force and stridency of its message.” In examining the many murals around Kingston, she wonders if “the signs are on the walls.”
The XVII International AIDS Conference will take place in Mexico City between August 3rd and the 8th, and Witness' THE HUB has a series of videos uploaded by community members and organizations reflecting diverse approaches to HIV-AIDS related issues. The innitiative is towards creating a repository of work, testimonies, video and photographs to be shared through their site before, during and after the conference.
Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India - and his desire to go back to India after a long break in Bahrain.
With barely a gap of 24 hours since the attack in Bangalore, another terrorist attack was witnessed today in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat with sixteen blasts going off in various parts of the city. While the blasts, much like the ones in Bangalore were of...
Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka, was hit by bomb blasts a few hours ago. Reports suggest that seven bombs went off in various parts of the city, within a twelve minute timeframe. The blasts were of low intensity and used gelatin sticks. However, a woman was killed,...