Stories about South Asia from October, 2010
Bangladesh: Participating In Global Hand Washing Day 2010
“The students of The Dhaka Project staged 6 different drama’s addressing the importance of awareness of Global Hand Washing Day on 30th October 2010,” informs Touhid at The Dhaka project blog.
India: Free Speech Or Sedition?
Indian novelist, essayist and activist Arundhati Roy's recent statement on Kashmir stirred a debate across India. Along-with Indian media, the Indian blogosphere and social networking sites have exploded with reactions for and against her statement.
Pakistan: Paypal Denied
Faisal Khan updates the struggle of Pakistani net users to bring Paypal to Pakistan.
Pakistan: Who’s perception is this?
Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts questions the transparency and methodology of the Transparency International's Pakistan operation and the validity of its corruption perception index.
India: Kashmiris commemorate ‘Black Day’
“On Wednesday, New Delhi imposed curfew in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir Valley and thwarted the protest march to the United Nations office”, informs Pakistani blogger Rehmat.
Sri Lanka: Oral History Project Highlighting Elders
London, Lanka and drums introduces the oral history project iam.lk, which tells the stories of 36 Sri Lankan elders, about their lives and work, and their connections to their hometown.
Pakistan: Citizen Media Playing A Crucial Role
Sonya Rehman describes how grass-root citizen journalism is on the rise in Pakistan.
Bangladesh: The Importance Of Tea And Singara
Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog describes the importance of tea and Singara (snacks) in doing business in Bangladesh.
Pakistan: Another Video Of Abuse By Pakistan Army Appears
“Yet another video can be seen on you tube where apparently Pakistani Army severely beating up the suspected militant,” informs Teeth Maestro.
India: On Group Blogging
Idea Smith at Blog Adda shares some information and tips on Group Blogging.
India: Goodbye Bluline Bus
Raja Basu at Potpourri welcomes the announcement of the Delhi city government to withdraw Blueline Buses from December 14, 2010 because of its poor service records.
Bhtan: Biggest Fire Disaster
Passu reports with broken hearts about the biggest fire disaster of Bhutan, which took place today.
India: Ayodhya Verdict And Secular Conscience
The six-decade-old Ayodhya dispute has been “acknowledged as one of India’s most divisive and contentious issues which have flared up repeatedly to polarize the country along religious lines by instilling a stream of dangerous ideas deep inside a devout Indian society, ” comments Words From Solitude.
Bangladesh: Land Grab And Protests
In Rupganj, Bangladesh land-owners protested acquiring of land for an army housing project and they clashed with the security forces leaving 50 people injured and one dead. Bloggers react angrily.
Bangladesh: Long March To Protect Natural Resources
A number of Bangladeshi citizens started a long march from capital Dhaka to North-Western district Dinajpur in a bid to protect the country’s natural resources. ShahidulNews posts photos and videos of the long march.
Bangladesh: Islamic Financing Is A Recent Development
Mezba at A Bengali in T.O. has some interesting questions regarding “Islamic” financing.
Bhutan: Increase In Social Media Users
“There are more than 32,000 users of the social networking site in Bhutan,” informs Yasmin Lee Arpon.
India: Community-scale Water Solutions
“Hopefully, one day the soul of India will be rejuvenated with clean drinking water across all of its 638,000 villages,” says Pooja Bhatia.
Maldives: A New Twitter Directory
“#tunaeffect is a Maldivian twitter directory and a platform for Maldivian twitter users to come together as a community,” informs Rhipha.
Bangladesh: Images Of Durga Puja
Sri Lankan photoblogger Chulie De Silva visits a Durga puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh and posts a photo essay.
Bangladesh: Qubee Or Banglalion?
CasCade at Youth Thinkers blog compiles the discussions in the forums and blogs about which Wimax broadband internet service is the best in Bangladesh.