Stories about South Asia from January, 2009
Back To Bangladesh compiles a list of things to see and do in Bangladesh for the foreign visitors.
Kettikili at pass the roti on the left hand side writes on the latest state of the war in Northern Sri Lanka: “The announcement of a ceasefire, however brief, is welcome news. But how long will it last?”
Jabberwock attended the Jaipur literary festival 2009 and wrote about it in a series of posts.
Chyetanya Kunte is an Indian blogger living in the Netherlands. On 27th of November, 2008 during the terror attacks in Mumbai he wrote a blog post (now available through Google cache) criticizing Indian private television channel New Delhi Television (NDTV) and particularly their group editor Barkha Dutt's coverage of the...
With both the demand and prices of jute falling in the International market, many of the jute mills in Bangladesh are facing closure. At Muktangan, Monjuraul wonders whether the jute industry in Bangladesh will eventually perish.
Prof. Marranci writes that Rohingya Muslims are “victims of their lack of strategic value, both for their native Southeast Asia and the wider international community.” The Rohingyas are also “facing a slow, silent cultural genocide.”
Ashish at Desicritics wonders whether the investigation of the Indian IT giant Satyam's major accounting fraud will be fair.
Kiruba Shankar writes about the Tamil Wikipedia Academy and comments that initiatives like this “will encourage more regional language contribution from people within India.”
Ashley Wheaton at The Dhaka Diaries portrays the urban life of Bangladesh through a series of photo essays.
Teeth Maestro discusses about the recent controversy regarding Pakistan president Zardari's remark on the lawyers’ protest.
Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews opines that the long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka cannot be solved by military means alone. “It would require a political solution that ensures power-sharing with the minorities in the north and east. Otherwise the LTTE would very likely regroup and return to fight another...
The Journey SEO discusses the current state of telecommunications in Bangladesh in a series of posts.
Sandeep R. comments: “the tough stand of Indian government against LTTE could worsen the terror situation that India is already facing.”
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan posts a review of Karachi’s production of Chicago, the renowned musical about the city of Chicago in the 1920s.
Freedom in Bhutan writes that the Bhutanese society is becoming liberal to sex. The free distribution of condoms have a role to play in this.
Maverick Tanvier's Journal comments that Bangladesh is becoming a ‘Trousers Island’: “one in every seven trousers sold in the USA is made in Bangladesh”.
India in Peril posts a comparison: “(The) economic gap between the urban-rich and the rural-poor is very wide. This may be understood by the fact that a rural-poor is available for 10-12 hours of hard work a day for Rs 2,000/- a month, while the minimum wage of a government...
Aparna Ray at Newsmericks explains ‘info-activism’ with a limerick. Read it here.
Gautam Ghosh reports that the India blog school has organized a training program for Bloggers in Agra recently.
Kotha-Chhilo (something to say) comments that the cadet colleges in Bangladesh need to be upgraded.
Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs opines that Pakistanis are losing their cultural identity: “Isn’t our love for arts, culture, literature and our own aesthetic identity fading away?”