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· September, 2008

Stories about South Asia from September, 2008

Sri Lanka: On Tamils

Dr. Mala Amarasinghe at Lanka Journal writes about his perception of the Tamil population in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Significance of Eid ul Fitr

Depending on geographic location, muslims around the world will be celebrating the Eid ul Fitr Festival either on Tuesday (30th September) or Wednesday (1st October). Inspirations and Creative Thoughts discusses...

India: The Kolu

Blokesablogin writes in Desicritics about the Kolu: “While the Bengalis begin their Pujo, many of us in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, set up ‘steps’ and have a dolls exhibition,...

Pakistan: Incursion and sovereignty issues

Five Rupees blog has posted a deep analysis on sovereignty, US incursions into Pakistan and other burning issues of contemporary Pakistan.

India: Plagiarism continues in MSM

Travel Tales from India informs of yet another case of plagiarism of a blogger´s content by an Indian popular news daily. Sudipta thinks that Bloggers should wake up and react.

Nepal: Critique on revolution

Revolution in South Asia blog posts a translation of an article (from Farsi) titled “Nepal Revolution: Great Victory or Great Danger,” which is an explicit polemic by the Communist Party...

Maldives: Why are expatriate labors here?

Innovative Thinker is concerned about the living conditions of the expatriate workers and criticizes Maldives dependence on these workers.

Pakistan: Media propaganda

Teeth Maestro is furious because without concrete evidence the international media suggested that the two Somali suspects arrested in Germany were intending to join terrorists in Uganda and Pakistan.

India: Recent bombings and economics

Pass The Roti On The Left Side comments on the second bombing incident in Delhi in recent times: “While you can pitch this in communal terms or identity terms of...

Bangladesh: Five layered tea

Claire b writes in Travel Blog about her recent trip to Srimongol in Sylhet division where the tea-estates are in Bangladesh: “My guide urged me to try the 5 colored...

Pakistan: Zardari flirts and the Blogosphere reacts

The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met with the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in New York recently and used flirtatious words during the discussion. It seemed...

Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was...

Bangladesh: Bangla blogs are keeping Rahela alive

On 19th August 2004, a nineteen year old garment factory worker in Savar, Dhaka Bangladesh was mugged, gang raped, viciously slashed and then left to die in the thickety Jahangir...

Nepal: The money question

Blogger Dai comments on the news that 8 Nepali ministers including the Prime Minister are on foreign tour: “It would be great, if they could donate their allowances to the...

Bangladesh: Remnants of terror

Black and Gray discusses the threats of remnant terrorists in Bangladesh and opines: “the imams of different mosques and other Islamic scholars can play a pivotal role in making people...

Pakistan: Fire exchange with US troops

Desicritics.org wonders whether the escalated tension and recent exchange of fire between US and Pakistani forces are “an engineered distraction”.

India: Ramadan in Kolkata

Cuckoo's Call posts some photos of Ramadan in Calcutta (Kolkata).

India: Kashmir problem

ABC blog discusses India's options in Kashmir.

Jordan: Think before you Fire

Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before...

Pakistan: President meets Sarah Palin

Deadpan Thoughts on Pakistan president Asif A. Zardari's ‘un-presidential’ meet with US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin: “I am not surprised neither shocked as I am sure Mr. Zardari will have...

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