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· May, 2011

Stories about South Asia from May, 2011

India: Missing Children, Trafficking And Growth Of Child Slavery

Amrita Paul at Youth Ki Awaaz opines that it is time to get serious about the issues of missing children, trafficking and the growth of child slavery in India.

Bhutan: Perspectives From The Villages

Bhutanese blog Whatever Matters provides some perspectives from the villages on some contemporary issues of Bhutan including the wedding of the Bhutanese King and the controversial tobacco control act.

Nepal: The Difference The Maoists Have Made

Maila Baje at Nepali Netbook discusses about the difference the Maoists have made in Nepali politics.

Pakistan: Journalist Disappeared

Chowrangi reports that Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, correspondent of Italian news agency Adnkronos International (AKI) in Pakistan, has disappeared recently in Islamabad. In 2006 he was kidnapped by Taliban militants...

India: Media Biased About Elite And Middle Class

Sans Serif comments: “although it is easy to find instances of media manufactured struggles in India if the victims are elite, educated or middle class but to say the same...

India: New Internet Rules – Unregulated Power To The Government

Law And Other Things debates the proposed new Internet Rules in India, which grants unregulated powers to the Government.

Nepal: So Rich And Yet So Poor

News Views And Reviews Of Nepal points out that although Nepal has a huge potential to generate hydropower up to 43,000 megawatts (MW), it is generating only 1.47% of its...

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Term Extended For Three Months

Phanindra Dahal at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal informs about the latest drama at the current Nepali parliament session where the Constituent Assembly was extended for three months.

Bangladesh: Options Left For Dr. Yunus

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the options available for Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus after he was removed from the position as Managing Director of Grameen Bank.

Pakistan: TEDx Karachi Inspires Pakistanis

The second TEDx Karachi event took place on the 27 May, 2011, and it included speakers like Mukhtaran Mai, Raja Sabri Khan, Fasi Zaka and Imran Khan. Pakistani netizens share...

Bangladesh: Wi-Fi And Digital Campus

Mahfuzur Rahman Manik writes about the present state of Wi-Fi networks in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and whether students can access them.

Sri Lanka: The Best Twitter Feeds

Are you interested in following news from Sri Lanka? Groundviews posts two Twitter lists containing the best Twitter feeds on and from Sri Lanka.

India: Malayalam Bloggers Campaign For Soumya

Kerala was rife with outrage, when 23 year old woman Soumya was thrown out from a moving passenger train, raped and brutally murdered. With the public losing the trust in...

Bhutan: Facebook Poll Suggesting Discussion Topic In National Assembly

The leader of the Opposition in the Bhutanese National Assembly Mr. Tshering Tobgay asked his Facebook followers to participate in a poll to decide “What the National Assembly should discuss...

Nepal: Codes Of Ethics For Bloggers

Considering the growing popularity of blogs in Nepal and some recent issues, Nepali journalist and blogger Ujjwal Acharya has taken steps to initiate talks about a code of ethics for...

Maldives: Failing Democracy

Mode at A Geek's Thoughts wonders why democracy is failing in Maldives.

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

India: The Death Of a Terrorist

“I find it difficult to conceive of a time in the future when terrorism will cease to exist,” comments Sourav Sengupta while sharing his reflections on the death of Osama...

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Sit In Protest

XYZ at Cafe Pyala has some thoughts on the two-day sit in (dharna ) protest by Pakistani politician Imran Khan to block NATO supply routes from the Karachi port. The...

Pakistan: Is It America’s War Really?

D. Asghar reacts on the recent terrorist attack in a Pakistan naval air base by asking these questions: “Is it ‘America’s War’ really? If so then why is Pakistan facing...

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


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