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· February, 2011

Stories about South Asia from February, 2011

Pakistan: Dog Fight In Abbottabad District

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports about the practice of dog fight sport near the village of Lora in Abbottabad District, which is cruel and horrific.

Maldives: Abolishing the Government Bond system

Hassan Ziyau asks whether abolishing the Government Bond system in Maldives would be a wise decision.

Sri Lanka: The Process Of Making An Insurance Claim

Rajaratarala describes the long process of making an insurance claim in Sri Lanka, resulting from an accident.

India: The Future Of Delhi

Sharad Kumar describes the future of the mega city Delhi as he sees.

Bangladesh: On Meherjan

RealTime Bangladesh joins in the debate regarding the controversial big budget Bangladeshi film “Meherjan”, which was withdrawn from the theaters by its distributor.

Pakistan: Unexpected Snowfall In Lahore

Guppu.com reports that “on February 26, 2011, Lahorites witnessed an extraordinary day when all of the sudden, dark clouds came and it felt as if the winter has come back,...

Bangladesh: A Much Awaited Victory

Photo blogger Monirul Alam catches the joy of Bangladeshi fans in images after winning against Ireland in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Bangladesh: Clinical Trial Of A Cholera Vaccine Raises Questions

The world's largest trial of a cheap oral cholera vaccine made by an Indian pharmaceutical company is being conducted in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bloggers notice the information blackout...

Bangladesh: Bede People – The River Gypsies

Bangladesh Unlocked highlights the bede people, the river gypsies of Bangladesh.

India: Are You A Toybanker Yet?

Toybank is a bank with Toy Deposits and Joy Dividends, an idea which comes with a vision of reaching out to needy children through fun and play, using toys. Debolina...

Bangladesh: Holding Operators Liable For Crimes Committed By Mobile Users

Rohan Samarajiva at LIRNE Asia blog highlights a recent news that there was no consensus on holding operators liable for crimes committed by persons with SIMs.

India: A Press Conference With Sarah Palin

Amidst rumors that Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin will visit India, Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind posts an imaginary press conference of Palin in India.

India: My Grandmother’s Memories

Rita Banerji shares her grandmother's memoirs which are remarkable because these stories are being repeated today in the lives of every Indian women, over and over gain.

Indo-Bangla Relations – Who Cares?

J Rahman at Mukti comments on a sad fact of India-Bangladesh relation: “as soon as Indians realize that Bangladesh is not in the business of allowing its territory to the...

India: A TV Channel As A Valentine's Day Gift

Sans Serif reports that the former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has bought the struggling 24×7 Kannada news channel, Samaya, as a “gift” for his girlfriend, the former movie actress...

Pakistan: TEDx Events Proliferating

Sonya Rehman, who spoke at a TEDxKinnaird event in Lahore, comments: “In Pakistan these days, TEDx has become a big deal what with numerous colleges/universities putting together their very own...

India: The Closure Of BBC Hindi Service Is A Shock To Many

Indian blogger Aarkay grew up listening regularly to BBC Hindi service. The blogger comments: “the news that the BBC is going to discontinue its radio Hindi service has come as...

Bhutan: Tax Or No Tax For Development

The idea of citizens contributing towards this in the form of taxes is still a new/alien concept in Bhutan. The Bhutanese twitter-sphere broke the news of the verdict in favor...

Pakistan: Facebook And Fundamentalism

Feisal Naqvi at Monsoon Frog writes how Fundamentalism is faring at the age of Facebook.

Bhutan: In His Majesty's Service

Dorji Wangchuk describes what is it like to be in the service of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

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