Stories about South Asia from June, 2009
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 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 be so concerned about cows and not at all concerned about a human life!”
Dayan Jayatilleka at Groundviews discusses about the politics of the post war Sri Lanka.
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 one of the finest examples of citizen diplomacy in promoting goodwill and improving perceptions between the two nations.
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 above partisanship, we will have a high price to pay in future — just like we have a paid a...
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 of the North have towards Spring. A lot of our mental and physical well being is linked to it raining...
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 many countries and can work in any country of the world.
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 Sindh Assembly has this morning held a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to Michael Jackson, on his sad...
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 an operation against Baitullah Mehsud and his allies but the offensive threatens displacing more people from the region which can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.
Lightning Strikes Everyday looks at the mechanics of the legendary moonwalk dance of the pop star Michael Jackson.
Chapati Mystery highlights two inspiring Americans who are helping the IDPs in Pakistan.
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 Things Pakistan lists different forms of cricket played in Pakistan.
“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 in details.
Monirul Alam posts a photo of the first monsoon rain falling on the Buriganga river this year.
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.
Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voices posts pictures of demonstrations in Bangladesh capital Dhaka asking for freedom of the caged democracy in Iran.
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 Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
From Bangladesh Nirjhor Aloy discusses whether Qur’an really indicate big bang theory as claimed by some Islamic scholars.
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 for you to participate,” informs the blogger.
The Taliban presence in the tribal areas of Pakistan has been an issue of international concern in the War on Terrorism. In the aftermath of the 2007 siege of Lal Masjid, Islamist militant leader Maulana Fazlullah and his group Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi and Baitullah Mehsud‘s Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) formed an alliance. After that...