Stories about South Asia from August, 2007
Pakistan: The Supreme Court
Metroblogging Islamabad on the role of the Supreme Court in politics and the implications.
Pakistan: Karachi and Liveability
All Things Pakistan on The Economist's Global Liveability Index, where Karachi finds itself ranked amongst the least liveable cities.
India: Blasts in Hyderabad
The bomb blasts in Hyderabad provoke Thought Process to write about the city and the tragedy.
India: Reverse Brain Drain from America?
The Indian Ex-President Abdul Kalam was one of the many Indian scientists who stayed back and wanted this reverse brain drain. The media in the recent days has been playing a major role in bringing to light that not only is there reverse brain drain, but foreign students now want...
Kannada: Independence, festivals and more
20 runners from 12 countries; the youngest among whom is a 23 year old American woman and the oldest, a 60 year old American man; an Indian, Sunil Jayaraj, from Kolar, Karnataka. A 95 day project, covering 4 continents, 16 countries and 24000 KMs, organised by Blue Planet Run. They...
Pakistan: The Rickshaw
All Things Pakistan on the iconic rickshaw, a fixture on the streets of South Asia.
Iraqi Student in India
An American drama teacher in India writes about her encounter with a new Iraqi student, who hopes to stage a play.
Nepal: Legal Process and Money
Legal News From Nepal comments on the escalating prices for legal processes.
India: Fascinating Ramanujan
Ramanujan, the mathematician continues to fascinate people. Hawkeye on why this might be.
India: On Facebook
confused of calcutta on the kneejerk reactions to Facebook.
Bangladesh: under curfew
Civil unrest began in Bangladesh on the 20th of August when a petty dispute broke out concerning comments passed by armed forces personnel during a soccer match at a university gymnasium ground. An army camp has occupied part of the ground since the declaration of a state of emergency on...
Japan: Asia’ partnership of Democracies
Japan Observer commented on Abe's scheme in creating a “broader Asia’ partnership of democracies”. The project would include India, the U.S. and Australia, but leave out China: whether on a regional or a global scale, an organization of democracies suffers from the simple problem that it is wholly unclear to...
Nepal: Madhesi Women
Kathmandu Speaks on the changing roles of Madhesi women. “Participants of the historic convention, the first of its kind for the Madhesi women, expressed their longing for peace and freedom in the 17-point charter which mainly called for an end to violence…”
India: Photographs from a temple
Photographs from a temple at Prabhu n Ferrari. “Tiruvalam is around 25 kms from Vellore. There is a very famous Sivan temple there called as ‘Vilvanatheeswarar Devasthanam’. “
Bangladesh: Disability and access
Voice of South on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Students, clashes and a curfew
Following the trouble at the Dhaka university, a curfew is announced in Bangladesh. More as Rezwan tracks the developments.
India: Orkut and the death of a teenager
The online Indian community is rattled by the recent death of 16-year old Adnan Patrawala of Mumbai. Apparently Adnan was lured by his friends on Orkut and was later found murdered. Is Orkut responsible for the murder of this young teenager? Orkut has millions of users in India. Police investigations...
Bangladesh: Aftermath of Flood
(The extent of flood in Bangladesh : Satellite Photo taken on August 3, 2007 courtesy Cegisbd) This year's floods have claimed 587 lives in Bangladesh so far. The floods have receded in most parts but fresh floods in many areas have disrupted affected people from going back to their homes....
Central Asia: Which port to choose?
As a landlocked region, Central Asia is reliant on other countries’ maritime infrastructure to integrate with world markets. On Registan.net, Kayumars Turkistani evaluates two potential seaports, Gwadar in Pakistan and Chabahar in Iran.
India: Food names and sexual harassment
Blank Noise Project has a list of food names that women get called by street harassers.
Bhutan: A brand called Democracy
For A Democracy takes a closer look at the brand of “democracy” where powerful families appear to hold on to their power, and comments on what democracy in Bhutan might end up being.