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· July, 2010

Stories about South Asia from July, 2010

Pakistan: Wikileaks Documents And Corrective Actions

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House analyzes the disclosure of Wikileaks documents on Afghan war and opines that the civil-military leadership of Pakistan should take corrective actions against the extremists...

Pakistan: Floods Cause Death And Misery

Hundreds have died and more than a million people in Pakistan have been affected by floods caused by monsoon rains in the last three days. Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing...

Bangladesh: Weddings Here And There

Mezba at A Bengali in T.O. compares Bangladeshi wedding ceremonies in Bangladesh and Canada and you will be surprised with the findings.

Bangladesh: Constitutional Reforms

An Ordinary Citizen discusses about the recent process of constitutional reforms in Bangladesh, the controversies surrounding it and expectations from it.

Bangladesh: One Child to Rebuild a School

All it took was one child to talk about his destroyed school in front of a camera: through the following months, thanks to Shawn Ahmed of the Uncultured Project and...

Pakistan: Bollywood Movie On Laden Banned In Pakistan

“The Bollywood movie, ‘Tere Bin Laden’ (Without You, Laden), has been banned in Pakistan because it caricatures Osama Bin Laden”, informs Sonya Rehman.

Nepal: No Toilet, No Citizenship

XNepali Blog reports that as a part of the sanitary awareness program in rural Nepal, the Kaikot district council “has formulated a requirement in which every citizenship certificate applicant need...

Pakistan: Plane Crashed In Islamabad

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports in details about an Airblue Airbus 321 flight originating from Karachi, which has crashed in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills today morning. 152 passengers including the crew...

Bangladesh: The Quality Of English In Bangla Medium Education

Aminul Islam Sajib explains why he had to write a letter in English memorized from the book instead of writing creatively during his school examination.

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

India: Shortage Of Nepali Labors In Himachal Pradesh

Nityin at Himachal Live blog reports that the farmers in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh are facing problems as there is a shortage of Nepali migrant labors in this...

India: RTI Activist Murdered

On the 20th of this month, 33yr old Amit Jethwa, a prominent environmentalist and Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen opposite the Gujarat High...

Sri Lanka: A King Or A CEO

Going Global thinks that Sri Lanka needs an administrator like a King or a CEO at the nation's helm who will implement a long term plan “with no incentive to...

India: Why Businesses Must Embrace Social Media

Komal-Nishka Manglani at Blog Adda explains why businesses must embrace social media.

Pakistan: In Damage Control Mode After WikiLeaks

Effendi at The Spittoon comments: “the Pakistan government has gone into damage control mode after the evidence of the ISI’s involvement in Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan was exposed and confirmed...

Bhutan: Equality For Women

Cho at Writers Association Of Bhutan Blog advocates for equality for women in Bhutanese societies and comments: “sad to say but sexism in Bhutan starts from homes and parents yell...

Nepal: An Indigenous Leader As Prime Minister?

Narahang at KitaitiSaathi opines that the Nepali politicians should be bold enough to consider a native leader while electing the next Prime Minister of Nepal.

Bangladesh: Five Million CFLs In A Day

Ashok Sarkar reports that last month five million high quality CFL bulbs were distributed to Bangladeshi homes under “Efficient Lighting Initiatives of Bangladesh (ELIB)” program breaking a new world record.

India: Should Prostitution be legalized?

Delhizen raises an old debate: should prostitution be legalized in India?

Sri Lanka: The Black July of 1983

D. B. S. Jeyaraj remembers the Black July of 1983 when anti-Tamil attacks were carried out by Sinhala mobs in different cities of Sri Lanka.

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


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