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· August, 2008

Stories about South Asia from August, 2008

Egypt: Respecting Traffic Lights

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...

Pakistan: On the Hijab

Degrowchyowl from Pakistan on the intricacies of wearing a hijab – as an assertion of identity or as a reminder of one's faith.

Pakistan: Honor and Murder

All Things Pakistan asserts why tradition or religion does not justify or sanction honor killing.

Bangladesh: Palin and the US

Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.

India: Volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav

Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.

Bangladesh: Obama and America

Mash reacts to Obama's speech and his nomination as the Presidential candidate.

India: On Suggestiveness

Kafila on the random accusation of “suggestiveness” by various censors in India.

Bangladesh: Working in the Gulf

Reflections on migrants going to work in the Gulf, while waiting at the airport at unearthly hour at D is for Dhaka.

Pakistan: Women and Sports

Degrowchyowl has an insightful post on sports and women in the context of Islam.

Pakistan: Applying for NICOP

All Things Pakistan on the experience of applying for a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) card online.

Sri Lanka: In Iraq

groundviews on Sri Lankan mercenaries in Iraq.

India: Cinema and Activism

Winds from the East on activism and cinema in India.

Pakistan: President

CHUP! on the politics of filling the President's seat, now that Musharraf has resigned.

India: Kashmir and Shame

La Dolce Vita on the increasingly delicate and turbulent situation in Kashmir, with India flexing its military powers.

Bangladesh: Celebrating

Bangladesh from our View on the biggest celebration in Bangaldesh – the first day of the new Bengali year.

Pakistan: Keeping One's Word

The Pakistani Spectator on how politicians never keep their word.

Pakistan: A changing Islamabad

All Things Pakistan on how the capital city – Islamabad has changed over the years.

Nepal: India, China and the Maoists

Nepali Netbook on the dynamics between India and China and how it affects politics in Nepal.

Nepal: Fear and Democracy

Blogdai on the role of fear in Nepali democracy and politics.

India: Minorities and the Government

Indian Muslims on the unequal representation of minorities in the government.

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