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· July, 2008

Stories about South Asia from July, 2008

India: On Capitalism

  31 July 2008

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

India: On Birthdays

  29 July 2008

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

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Bangladesh: Tweeting and blogging an earthquake

  29 July 2008

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,...

India: Apathy and Terror

  28 July 2008

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

Bangladesh gets a ‘Blog-Ban’ scare

  28 July 2008

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...

Jamaica, India: Signs of the Times

  28 July 2008

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.”

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AIDS: XVII International Conference call for videos

  28 July 2008

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.

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 - and his desire to go back to India after a long break in Bahrain.

India: Ahmedabad Hit By Bomb Blasts

  26 July 2008

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...

India: Bomb Blasts in Bangalore

  25 July 2008

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,...

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