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· August, 2010

Stories about South Asia from August, 2010

Pakistan: A letter to the youth

Usama Khilji at Pak Tea House writes a letter to the youth of Pakistan asking them to prove their worth and their love for the country by being involved, standing...

Bangladesh: Recognizing The Vegetable Grower

Bangladesh Corporate Blog has this splendid idea of recognizing the farmers who grows the vegetables by including some personal stories in the vegetable packaging to give them some credit and...

Training In India: Change Needed

Supriyo Chaudhuri opines that the training business in India needs fresh outlook and a change of gears.

Pakistan Flood: Relief Efforts By PKKH Team

The team of bloggers of Pakistan Ka Khuda Hafiz (PKKH), Pakistan's leading alternative policy institute, has launched a massive relief effort for the flood victims called ‘Mere Log’ (meaning My...

Pakistan: Another Match Fixing Scandal

Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi is shocked by the news of another match fixing scandal of some players of the Pakistan cricket team and opines that “this is nothing less than...

India: A Message To Pastor Jones

Raja Basu from New Delhi is shocked by the heinous plan of Pastor Terry Jones to burn The Quran to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 incident. The blogger...

India: Uncontrolled Alcoholic Liquor Consumption

Ram Bansal at India In Peril informs that growing number of male Indian adults (currently 50%) are taking alcoholic liquors regularly. The blogger discusses the downside of the uncontrolled alcoholic...

South Asia: Bloggers On The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

The recent debate on the planned Islamic Center/Mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, USA has been reverberated in many blogospheres around the world....

Pakistan: Live Blogging Flood Relief Mission To Thatta Region

Teeth Maestro live blogs a flood relief mission to Thatta Region in Pakistan via CoveritLive and documents the journey live via GPS. “I believe that is the only way to...

India: Floods In Jammu And Kashmir

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun describes his first hand experience of the flood situation in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India.

Pakistan: Relief Efforts – Report From The Ground

Some times it requires a real experience to truly feel the magnanimity of a situation. In this post we share some reports from Global Voices author Salman Latif in Multan...

India: Traffic During Rain In Mumbai

Priya at Reading Cafe posts some pictures to show what happens when it rains in Mumbai.

India: Recyclers – The Invisible Heroes

Anna da Costa at India Climate Solutions writes about the Indian recycling industry which is contributing in India's economic boom and the slum dwellers who provide cheap labors for this...

Sri Lanka: TweetupSL a Major Success

Amitha Amarasinghe reports on TweetupSL, the first ever public Tweetup for Sri Lankan tweeps. He shares some photos of the meet where more than 100 Sri Lankan Twitter users gathered...

Pakistan Floods: First Hand Report From Kohistan

Beena Sarwar posts a personal note of Rashida Dohad of Omar Asghar Khan Foundation about her flood relief efforts in Kohistan, Pakistan.

Pakistan Floods: First Hand Report From Charsadda

Aly B posts a first hand report from three relief workers (Tahir Farooqui, Ali Raza and Danish Qaiyoum) who were in Charsadda village in Pakistan for relief distribution to the...

India-Bangladesh Relations Is Necessity Driven

“The present India Bangladesh Relations are mostly necessity driven (could be told reality driven), not that much of Ideology driven, which was showed at the 70s of last century;” opines...

Pakistan: Twitter Reactions On Flood Situation

The floods in Pakistan got the Twitter users all over the world talking as the devastation become clearer day by day. Let us look at the Twitter trends and what...

India: Celebrating Raksha Bandhan

Yesterday, on 24th August 2010, India celebrated Raksha Bandhan - a festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Netizens expressed their feelings about this age old ritual.

India: The Security Of Electronic Voting Machines

South Asia Wired reports that Indian computer expert Hari Prasad's research into the potential security risks of electronic voting machines in India resulted in his arrest last weekend.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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