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· June, 2009

Stories about South Asia from June, 2009

Pakistan: The Real Problem

Talkhaba points to the water shortage problem in some provinces of Pakistan and criticizes the bickering between the political parties representing provinces, who blamed each other.

Sri Lanka: No To Beef

Sri Lankan blog Scourge comments on a poster that advocates how cruel it is to slaughter a cow and for that we should refrain from eating beef: “how you can...

Sri Lanka: Post War Politics

Dayan Jayatilleka at Groundviews discusses about the politics of the post war Sri Lanka.

India, Pakistan: Diplomacy Lesson From A Tennis Duo

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan highlights the bond between the India-Pakistan Tennis duo Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi and Prakash Armitraj who are playing together in the Wimbledon. They are...

Bangladesh: Sacking Of Army Officers

Unheard Voice blog discusses the sacking of seven army officers in Bangladesh and comments: “If army is not kept above political partisanship or at the least not perceived to be...

India: Celebrating Rain

Gargi at POV celebrates the rains which have come late this monsoon season. She reminds us that: “the link that India has to rains, is much like the colder nations...

Bangladesh: Grameen – Workable Idea Worldwide

Naveen Bachwani at Grey Matter is fascinated by the works of Grameen Bank and Dr. Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh. His idea of Microcredit and Social business has been replicated in...

Pakistan: A Minute Of Silence Honoring MJ At Sindh Assembly

Paksitani blog PKKH calls this a death of common sense: “Just when you think our so called ‘elected representatives’ can’t embarrass us anymore, they tend to prove us wrong. The...

Pakistan: The Hunt For Baituallah Mehsud

Baitullah Mehsud, a Taliban leader, is currently the most wanted man in Pakistan and is responsible for many recent terrorist attacks in the country. The Pakistan army has recently started...

India: The Legendary Moonwalk Dance of Michael Jackson

Lightning Strikes Everyday looks at the mechanics of the legendary moonwalk dance of the pop star Michael Jackson.

South Asia: The World Is Poorer Without MJ

Millions of fans across the world are mourning the sudden death of Michael Jackson, the king of pop, and remembering how his music was associated with their growth. South Asian...

Pakistan: Americans Helping The IDPs

Chapati Mystery highlights two inspiring Americans who are helping the IDPs in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Cricket Diversity

Cricket is more than a game in Pakistan and is played everywhere; on the streets, on a beach, on varandah, on the roof and what not! Owais Mughal at All...

India: Michael Jackson's Influence On Bollywood

“Michael Jackson, King of Pop, who passed away at the age of 50 earlier today exerted a huge influence on Bollywood and Indian film industry,” writes Kamla Bhatt and explains...

Bangladesh: First Monsoon Rain

Monirul Alam posts a photo of the first monsoon rain falling on the Buriganga river this year.

Pakistan: Escaping The Heat

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan posts pictures of Pakistanis beating the heat by swimming and jumping in canals highlighting how popular this activity is in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: In Solidarity For Freedom In Iran

Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voices posts pictures of demonstrations in Bangladesh capital Dhaka asking for freedom of the caged democracy in Iran.

India: Over-indebtedness And Microcredit

Siddhartha Chowdri at Center For Financial Inclusion Blog comments that over -indebtedness and borrower delinquency are to blame for failure of the Micro Finance Institution in the Indian states of...

Bangladesh: Does Qur’an really indicate big bang theory?

From Bangladesh Nirjhor Aloy discusses whether Qur’an really indicate big bang theory as claimed by some Islamic scholars.

India: Crowdsourcing And Twitter

Indian Blogger Kiruba Shankar announces that he has started writing a book called ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’. “In the true spirit of the book, 20% of tweets will be crowdsourced. An opportunity...

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Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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