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· June, 2011

Stories about South Asia from June, 2011

India: The Future of Wikipedia

Wikipedia celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and almost 100 cities and towns in India registered to host celebrations, the highest number of any country. This year the Wikimedia Foundation...

Bangladesh: Exploring The Architecture Of Mud Houses

Jennifer Grosso, an architect student, explored a village near the famous Sundarban mangrove forest to learn about the Bangladeshi mud built homestead. Here is what she found out.

India: Innocents Being Killed By BSF

Anshul Tewari at Youth Ki Awaaz highlights some examples which shows that innocents are being killed at will by Indian Border Security Force. The blogger opines that the Ministry of...

India: Shooting The Messenger?

The Prime Minister Of India Manmohan Singh has commented on the Indian media “the role of the media in many cases has become that of the accuser, the prosecutor and...

Bhutan: Are Reality Shows Real?

Sogyel Tobgyel wonders whether reality shows in Bhutanese media are real.

India: Unique ID System To Verify Twitter And Facebook Accounts

Anupam Saxena at Media Nama informs that Aadhar, the Unique ID Authority of India will keep API calls to its databases free and it can be used to verify online...

India: Mumbai In Monochrome

Harini Calamur at POV provides us the opportunity to see glimpses of Mumbai city in monochrome.

Sri Lanka: China Investing In Land

Indi.ca is concerned that Chinese investors are being allowed to reclaim and own 500 acres of Sri Lankan land from sea paying $700 million to the Sri Lankan government.

Sri Lanka: Candle Light Vigil For Tamil War Victims

D.B.S. Jeyaraj writes about a candle light vigil at the Marina beach in the Indian city of Chennai on June 26th to commemorate the Sri Lankan Tamil war victims.

India: Predicting Indo-Pak Talks

JayBlogs posts a hilarious take on what actually happens at Indo-Pak talks.

Bhutan: Charity Ride Of A Motorcycle Club

iamDrukpa writes chronicles about the 11th charity ride of the Bhutan Dragon Motorcycle Club.

India: Feed A Kid Every Saturday

Debolina Raja Gupta shares her experience of creating a Facebook group called Feed A Kid Every Saturday which encourages citizens of Mumbai to feed poor and hungry children.

Slut Walk is Besharmi Morcha in India

Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst...

Nepal: High Hopes For Youth Based Movement

Blogdai has high hopes for Nepal Unite, a recent youth based initiative which started online. According to the blogger it will help the average Nepali Citizen get involved in the...

Bangladesh: Rumana Manzur – A Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence

On 5 June, 2011, Rumana Manzur, an Assistant Professor at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her...

Bangladesh: Energy Politics and Selling Out National Interest

Last week police brutally cracked down on the members of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports who were rallying against a recent production sharing...

Sri Lanka: The Lankanosphere And The Killing Field Video

London, Lanka & Drums compiles a round of reactions from the Sri Lankan blogosphere about the controversial documentary of Channel Four titled ‘The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka’.

Bhutan: Citizenship For Fatherless Children

Sonam Ongmo at Dragon Tales argues that the citizenship of Bhutanese children should come automatically by virtue of the fact that one parent is a citizen. Presently for the citizenship...

India: Policy On Maritime Security

Nitin Pai at The Acorn explains why India needs a policy on overseas military deployments and maritime security.

Sri Lanka: Groundviews Briefly Blocked

Yesterday Groundviews, Vikalpa and even Transparency International’s sites were apparently blocked on Sri Lanka Telecom ADSL broadband Internet connections for a few hours. An update on the Groundviews site confirms...

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