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· October, 2011

Stories about South Asia from October, 2011

Pakistan: Say No To Plastic Bags

95% people use plastic bags in Pakistan and only 15% of these bags are properly disposed off, informs Rai Muhammad Azlan Shahid, while advocating for banning them.

Pakistan: Funding Social Innovation

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire writes how the recipients of the P@SHA Fund for Social Innovation were selected.

Sri Lanka: Why Occupy Colombo Was A Fail

Indi.ca reports that some people attempted an occupy protest in Colombo which did not turn out to be a compelling social movement.

South Asia: A Fundraising Drive Across Three Countries

Journeys To Democracy writes about a fundraising drive in VW Beetles across three countries in SouthAsia (Nepal/India/Pakistan) to help launch a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Nepal.

Sri Lanka: Working Towards Uniting the Nation

The 26 year long civil war in Sri Lanka has left many scars and it is an uphill task to bridge all divides and start the reconciliation to unite people....

China and Brazil: On anacondas and dragons

Johan Lagerkvist from ChinaRoader looks into the dynamic between the authoritarian China and democratic Brazil in the future international politics.

Sri Lanka: Hunger Strike Of Fishermen Families

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) blog informs that members of nine Sri Lankan fishing families from Kalpity have started a hunger strike demanding release of their loved ones from Andaman...

Sri Lanka: Incorporating an Entity

Lawyer and blogger Radhi De Silva describes the steps to incorporate a legal entity in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Political Satire Becomes Internet Sensation

A recent song released on YouTube, by a group of young men from Lahore, has become an Internet sensation. The songs lyrics are heavily loaded with political satire, something that...

Bangladesh: Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Adhunika reports that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two foundations in Bangladesh have developed a partnership to support the women in fighting against Breast Cancer through a mass...

Bhutan: Justifying Police Brutality

Sonam Ongmo writes about the police brutality against an innocent Bhutanese youth and the subsequent politics on this issue.

Pakistan: Bloggers Dismayed at Google Adsense Ban

A recent ban on Google Adsense accounts has left many Pakistani bloggers dismayed. Scores of genuine publishers have fallen prey in a move aimed for crackdown on fraudulent websites and...

Bangladesh: Live Blogging Electoral Debate

The electoral debate of the Narayanganj City Corporation Mayoral candidates is being live broadcast and live blogged, informs Kowshik.

India: The Tihar Jail VIP Treatment Law

Lazy Optimist reports that certain criminal inmates with political backings receive VIP treatment in Tihar jail, the prison complex near New Delhi.

Bangladesh: Occupy Dhaka, Joining the Movement Against the 1%

Occupy Wall Street and We Are 99%, the peaceful protests that started last month in New York City's financial capital have already spread in many countries of the world. Hundreds...

Nepal: Crowd Sourced Fund For A Nepali Movie

Ujjwal Acharya posts an interview with Nepali film director Deepak Rauniyar, who is attempting to crowd-fund the post production of his movie – Highway.

Bangladesh: Protest Against A New Law For Homeless People

Faustina Pereira at BRAC Blog protests against a newly promulgated law in Bangladesh which permits forcibly instituting the poor, the shelterless and beggars into “shelter homes” through arrests, and attempts...

Nepal: Prime Ministers India Visit Draws Attention

Bhumika Ghimire summarizes Twitter reactions on the Nepali Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's recent visit to India.

South Asia: Reactions on the New Beginning of Libya

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, people from all over the world are expressing their views on his reign, the way he died and the new beginning it...

Sri Lanka: Education Policy Requires Change

Serendipity opines that the present Sri Lankan Education Policy requires a complete overhaul.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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