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· July, 2009

Stories about South Asia from July, 2009

Pakistan: Handling The Return Of Refugees

The Government of Pakistan has finally announced a schedule for the Swat refugees outlining their return to home. Pakistani bloggers feel that a lot more needs to be done to...

India: The Future Of Ajmal Kasab

Golden Boy at Desicritics tells why India should not hang Ajmal Kasab, the apprehended “foot-soldier in the Mumbai Terror Attacks”.

Sri Lanka: English Language Standards

Niranjan Dias Bandaranayake at Groundviews discusses about the deteriorating standards of English teaching in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Breaking Western Stereotypes

Pakfactor writes about a documentary called “Made In Pakistan”, which “documents the lives of four ordinary Pakistani citizens during military rule in an effort to break Western stereotypes about the...

Pakistan: Citizen Media Vs. Print Media

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs of a recent dispute between a blog vs. some journalists. The pkpolitics.com blog exposed some journalists on various corruption issues and some of them responded...

Bangladesh, India: Tipaimukh Dam And Transparency

The controversy surrounding the Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project currently continues to dominate the politics, media, and intellectual and civil society’s discourse in Bangladesh.

Nepal: The Strike Culture

Continuity writes about the Bandh (strike) culture in Nepal: “Bad security? Bad wages? Bad hair day? Lack of landfill sites? Microbuses getting torched? Food prices too high? All of these...

Sri Lanka: The Detained Refugees

Indi.ca comments: “Sri Lankan IDPs are not displaced as much as detained. They’re being held until LTTE cadres are ‘weeded out’ or screened or whatever, which has a logic, but...

India: Advertising Prop Used In Real Life Situation

News Views And Analysis informs (with pictures) that an advertising prop, a raft was taken off the hoarding and used as a real life rescue tool when Mumbai submerged under...

Bhutan: The Need Of A Rescue Service

“The news of seven boys in Chukha was shocking, it was only shocking until I knew they were washed away after hours of hanging on to life and before the...

Bangladesh: Adulteration And Death Of Children

Unheard Voice comments on the death of a number of children in Bangladesh due to Diethylene glycol (DEG) poisoning after intake of a fever drug and the inaction of the...

Pakistan: Banking Sector Blogs

Aamir Attaa at Pro Pakistani highlights two Pakistani blogs which concentrates on the Banking sector.

Bangladesh: A Concrete Island

When it rains it pours in Bangladesh. Sabih Uddin Omar woke up today and found himself in a concrete island: “It's water! Water everywhere! Water clogging the streets, water in...

India: Best Interior Design Blogs

BlogAdda showcases nine best Indian interior design blogs.

Bhutan: Expensive Chilies

Penstar is irked by the skyrocketed price of chilies in Bhutan. The blogger puns: “What is so special about that? The answer is so simple because they are coated with...

Nepal's Dolphins in Danger

“Just 30 years ago, the Karnali River was home to approximately 100 Ganges River Dolphins. But according to conservationists, there are only six of them left.'” Rhishja Larson at Ecoworldly...

An Indian's Perspective On Tipaimukh Dam

A Minority Of One comments on the controversial Tipaimukh Dam from an Indian's perspective: “I feel that the responsible course of action is to re-consider the project, or at least...

Bhutan: Misconceptions of Democracy

Freedom in Bhutan comments that: “there seems to be serious flaws on concept and thought about Bhutanese political leadership regarding the democracy and its values.”

An Indian View On India-Pakistan Relations

Supriyo Chaudhuri at The Sunday Posts comments on the relations between India and Pakistan: “we should indeed try to create a new Pakistan based on democracy and tolerance rather than...

Maldives: Celebrating Independence

Maldives celebrates today 44 years of independence. Mohamed Nasheed opines that there is no need for dress rehearsals of the independence day celebrations, rather the people should be reminded of...

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


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