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· December, 2010

Stories about South Asia from December, 2010

Maldives: Protesting The Increase Of Privileges Of MPs

The blog of 919, a nonviolent and peaceful democracy movement in the Maldives, calls to join the protests against the bill passed recently by the Maldives parliament to increase the...

Sri Lanka: National Anthem In Tamil To Be Scrapped

D.B.S. Jeyaraj informs that “a campaign is being conducted by majoritarian hawks to do away with the practice of singing the (Sri Lankan) national anthem in Tamil”.

Maldives: The Tsunami Monument

Photoblog //Sub/Corpus Photos posts a picture of “the Tsunami Monument, perhaps one the most photographed structure in Malé, built in memory of the Maldivians who lost their lives in the...

Pakistan: Recognition For BRAC Bangladesh

Bangladeshi non-profit BRAC's humanitarian efforts in Pakistan received recognition in the form of an award and a public display of appreciation by the people of Mohibanda village in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Sri Lanka: The Story Of The Wife Of An Army Personnel

Cerno from Sri Lanka posts an inspiring story of the wife of an army sergeant who was delighted to see her husband coming home intact after the war.

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World

The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind...

Sri Lanka: Development, Not Aid

Indi.ca discusses the importance of development assistance rather than aid as a system for lifting Sri Lankan citizens out of poverty.

Pakistan: Karachi International Book Fair

Cafe Pyala offers an alternative tour of the 6th Karachi International Book Fair.

Pakistan: Solidarity Day For Peace

Teeth Maestro informs that “rallies for peace will be held on 1 Jan 2011 in over 100 locations across Pakistan in solidarity with those suffering violence and repression.”

Political Buddhism In Sri Lanka

D.B.S. Jeyaraj highlights J.L. Devananda's take on political Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Devananda opines: “due to the influence of the Mahavamsa (scripture), a Buddhist Bikkhu (monk) is at liberty to...

Pakistan: Speak Up, And Break The Silence

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of War informs that this year the “Take Back the Tech” Pakistan team participated in a street protest to speak up against domestic violence.

Pakistan: Language Preferences

Amrita Yasin at Pak Tea House criticizes the negligent attitude of many Pakistanis towards their national and ethnic languages.

Bangladesh: Pitha-Pulis As Bengali Christmas Culinary Tradition

Bangladesh, Canada And Beyond shares pictures of the Bengali culinary tradition pitha pulis (rice powder cakes and pastries) which were adopted by the Christians in Bangladesh and West Bengal in...

India: The Efficacy Of High Alerts

Raj at Plus Ultra questions the efficacy of the brief ‘High Alert’ notices by the Indian security agencies.

Bangladesh: Integrity Of Judiciary Questioned

Rumi at In The Middle Of Nowhere accuses the judiciary of Bangladesh as corrupt and Partisan.

India: Aishwarya Rai In Skin Lightening Controversy

Pickled Politics writes about the latest controversy of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, where she appears to have had her skin whitened for a photoshoot for Elle magazine.

Pakistan: The Blasphemous Use Of Blasphemy Law

The interpretation of Blasphemy law in Pakistan has, for long, aroused controversy and has been criticized and questioned by the human rights activists. It has been used as a tool...

India: Doctor Gets Life Sentence On Sedition Charges

On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of...

Sri Lanka: Six Predictions For Social Media In 2011

Sr Lankan blogger Ami Sampath lists his six predictions for Social Media in 2011.

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