Stories about South Asia from August, 2008
What does people's attitudes towards crossing the road have to do with where their country stands in the world? Egyptian blogger Egyptian in the USA brings us the answer in this translation from Arabic.
Degrowchyowl from Pakistan on the intricacies of wearing a hijab – as an assertion of identity or as a reminder of one's faith.
All Things Pakistan asserts why tradition or religion does not justify or sanction honor killing.
Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.
Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.
Mash reacts to Obama's speech and his nomination as the Presidential candidate.
Kafila on the random accusation of “suggestiveness” by various censors in India.
Reflections on migrants going to work in the Gulf, while waiting at the airport at unearthly hour at D is for Dhaka.
Degrowchyowl has an insightful post on sports and women in the context of Islam.
All Things Pakistan on the experience of applying for a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) card online.
groundviews on Sri Lankan mercenaries in Iraq.
Winds from the East on activism and cinema in India.
CHUP! on the politics of filling the President's seat, now that Musharraf has resigned.
La Dolce Vita on the increasingly delicate and turbulent situation in Kashmir, with India flexing its military powers.
Bangladesh from our View on the biggest celebration in Bangaldesh – the first day of the new Bengali year.
The Pakistani Spectator on how politicians never keep their word.
All Things Pakistan on how the capital city – Islamabad has changed over the years.
Nepali Netbook on the dynamics between India and China and how it affects politics in Nepal.
Blogdai on the role of fear in Nepali democracy and politics.
Indian Muslims on the unequal representation of minorities in the government.
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan is analyzing the reports and rumors that Asif Ali Zardari, the Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the widower of the assassinated ex Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto may be the next President of Pakistan. Chowrangi also weighs in on this issue.