Stories about South Asia from June, 2010
Pakistan: Perils Of Mixing State With Religion
Pakistani blogger Ayesha N. Rashid at Pak Tea House opines that “The 1974 decision to mingle state with religion developed the country (Pakistan) into an intolerant society.”
India: English News Channels Not Effective
Sans Serif explains quoting television audience measurement data that English News Channels in India have such a minuscule viewership that they cannot be effective.
Maldives: Much Ado About Airport Privatization
Hassan Ziyau questions Maldivian media's role on the recent controversy about airport privatization in Maldives.
Pakistan: What Is Blasphemy?
“What is Blasphemy?” This question has been drawn in numerous discussions after the the recent banning of certain websites in Pakistan. Shaista Kazmi & Azhar Aslam at Teeth Maestro has details.
Sri Lanka: Constitutional Reform
Sumanasiri Liyanage at Groundviews discusses the expectations and the realities regarding constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.
Nepal: Living Together – A New Trend
X Nepali Blog informs that couples “living together without marriage is a very new trend in Nepali society”.
Bangladesh: Hartal Is Back
Hartal, a South Asian form of strike action is back in Bangladesh after almost three years. Bangladeshi netizens react.
Pakistan: Banning The Internet
Reacting on the recent court verdict of Lahore High Court, which may lead to banning of an entire range of websites, Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan explains “why banning the Internet in Pakistan may actually be a good thing”.
Bangladesh: Poverty In Numbers
An Ordinary citizen highlights the results of a recent survey of BSS (Bangladesh Statistical Bureau) which is focused on basic requirements enjoyed by the people of Bangladesh.
India: Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest
Blogadda announces the winners of the ‘Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest’.
Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat, and then help the children assimilate into a hearing world”.
Bhutan: Private TV Channel for Bhutan
Penstar advocates for private TV channels in Bhutan, which are still not available in the country.
Bangladesh: Outstanding Bangladeshi Researcher Completes Jute Genome Sequencing
Monir Uddin Ahmed at Science and Technology blog congratulates Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Maqsudul Alam for successfully completing Jute Genome Sequencing.
Nepal: Copy Paste News
XNepali shows ‘the lack of technical reporters in Nepali journalism’ and ‘how rampant copy-paste journalism is there in the internet’.
Bhutan: Handling Death In A Family
Tshokey at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog explains how hard it is to handle death in the family.
Sri Lanka: Targeting Buddha Bar
Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government is investigating the Buddha Bar international chain of restaurants for ongoing LTTE activity abroad.
Sri Lanka: A Letter to A Child
Prageeth Thoradeniya at MindWind writes a letter to a child explaining his experience as a child.
Nepal: India Stops Newsprint Consignment
United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint consignment to Nepal which is threatening the publications of a few newspapers and magazines.
India: The Saga Of The Tele-evangelist
Sans Serif highlights the curious case of tele-evangelist Zakir Naik & tele-journalist Shekhar Gupta.
Nepal: The Twitterati And The World Cup Conversations
Dinesh Wagle at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal rounds up Nepali Twitter users’ conversations on the football world cup.
India, Pakistan: On Friendship Between Two Countries
Chowrangi questions why do Indians and Pakistanis have to hate each other?