Stories about South Asia from November, 2011
Murshid introduces Project Roku, a next generation conversation system born in Sri Lanka.
United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that a bill seeking to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by six more months was passed today.
As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an increased risk of food insecurity. Bangladesh is among the top five most vulnerable countries.
This year's INK Conference will be held this year in Jaipur city, Rajasthan, from December 8th – December 11th. Read all about it here.
Atanu Dey opines that NDA leader L. K. Advani should scrap his ambition to be the next Prime Minister of India and exit gracefully.
For PopTech 2011 Kris Krug has taken an interview Shahidul Alam, the renowned photographer of Bangladesh. You can read it in Shahidul Alam's blog.
Shahriar Amin opines that in implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR), the primary objective of any organization is not doing the welfare of community but to provide welfare of the brand. So CSR is really a kind of half truth.
On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up with the growing inflation, corruption and graft cases in the country and decided to hit out in protest.
Sazid Khan thinks that the decision of the Bangladesh government to split the Dhaka City Corporation into two zones will create more problems rather solving the existing ones.
Nisha J shares her experience of spending a day at the famous Camel Fair of Pushkar, a holy town of the Ajmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India.
Dorji Wangchuk posts a photo essay on the recent state visit of the Bhutanese royal couple to Japan.
Hassan Ziyau describes how the preparations for the 17th SAARC Summit brought astonishing changes in Addu and Fuvahmulah, the two atolls where the summit was held.
The recent demise of Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady and wife of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was mourned across Pakistan. A public holiday was declared as a part of the mourning, which triggered a wave of reactions from Twitter users questioning the logic behind such a move.
AmreekanDesi takes a satirical look at the problems of the increasingly unmanageable service of Indian maids.
The Pakistan Telecom Authorities' possible attempt at SMS filtering for abusive contents, had twitter timelines flooded with reactions; mostly humorous. Sana Saleem compiles Twitter reactions and provides update on the issue.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is the center of attention of the country's social media junkies and human right groups these days, for its infamous leaked list of banned obscene words and phrases for SMS traffic. Pakistani bloggers react.
Some SAARC countries have sent monuments to Maldives to celebrate the SAARC summit this year. Maldives’ religious party Adhaalath had called for removal of these alleged idols. Sri Lankan blogger Indrajit Samarajiva shares his reactions on the desecration of the Sri Lankan and Pakistani monuments.
On November 21st a brawl broke out between UPFA and UNP MPs during budget speech in Sri Lankan parliament. DBS Jeyaraj has the details.
“They yell and they carry a little stick”, that is how Nepali describes the average police of Nepal.
S.A.J. Shiraji reports that nominations are closing on Monday (21 November 2011) morning for the second Annual Pakistan Blog Awards. The theme for 2011 is “Colors of Pakistan: Celebrating the New Media Spaces” and voting will run till November 25, 2011.
XNepali reports that the first Lesbian movie from Nepal is in post production stage and will be released shortly.