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· July, 2008

Stories about South Asia from July, 2008

India: On Capitalism

Pickled Politics on the idea of capitalism as a panacea for India being rather inadequate.

Sri Lanka: Videos on the 1983 riots

The Vikalpa YouTube video channel has 30 short videos on the ethnic riots in Sri Lanka in July 1983.

Sri Lanka: SAARC and Failures

groundviews on the SAARC summit in Sri Lanka and why their initiatives tend to fail.

Bangladesh: Sensitivity Training

a bengali in TO on sensitivity training for border staff in Canada to deal with Arab and Muslim travelers.

Pakistan: PM in the US

The Pakistani Spectator on what the Pakistani Prime Minister should say when he's in the US.

Nepal: On China, media and the Olympics

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.

India: On Birthdays

Mumbai Magic has some lovely photographs, reminiscing about the birthday traditions specific to the author's community.

Sri Lanka: Vehicles, energy and tax

Sri Lankan economy on the possible impact of the government's decision to raise taxes on imported vehicles.

Pakistan: Bush and the US

CHUP! on Bush's praise for Pakistan as a strong ally.

Bangladesh: Tweeting and blogging an earthquake

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...

Sri Lanka: 25 years after Black July

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.

India: Apathy and Terror

Greatbong on the institutional and cultural apathy in India surrounding acts of terror – with people not pressing for political action.

Sri Lanka: Riots in the early 80s

groundviews has a moving post, recollecting ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka in the early 1980s.

Sri Lanka: On the SAARC

Chaar Max Returns on the perceptions of the SAARC in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh gets a ‘Blog-Ban’ scare

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...

Nepal: Library Movement

Nepal Monitor profiles Dr. Antonia Neubauer, the person leading Nepal's Library movement.

Jamaica, India: Signs of the Times

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...

AIDS: XVII International Conference call for videos

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...

Bahrain: Missing India

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 -...

India: Ahmedabad Hit By Bomb Blasts

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...

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