Stories about South Asia from September, 2007
India: Classical Music
30 in 2005 attends a seven hour Indian Classical Music Concert and comes back very happy.
Pakistan: The Twenty20 Final
A thrilling final match at the Twenty20 World Cup between India and Pakistan. Kaleidescope liveblogs the entire match in two parts – Part 1 and Part 2.
World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights
In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the United Nations approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples earlier this month, a broad, non-binding agreement articulating basic...
India: Pursuing a PhD
nanopolitan on getting more students in India to pursue their PhDs.
Sri Lanka: Information Security
Voice Of South on creating awareness in the Government about information security.
Nepal: Kidney Racket
Deepak's Diary on the human organ trading racket in Nepal.
Nepal: Students and Minority Groups
Blogdai reflects on the current mood in Nepal – and brings some good and bad news.
India: “Hostile areas” and blogs
The Social Blog points to a blog written by Mona El Farra on the situation in Gaza.
India: NTR, MGR and Adulation
The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the culture of adulation and comparing the cases of two contemporaries in different states.
Sri Lanka: A Lesbian Advertisement?
Some of Cerno‘s friends feel that a particular advertisement has lesbian undertones. People in the comments section don't seem to quite agree.
Sri Lanka: Justice and Law
Indi.ca picks up the specific case of Malaka Silva, and the denial of justice. “Sri Lankans already have little faith in a justice system where connections can so easily get you off, but this would just shatter it.”
Pakistan: Interview with Fahd Mirza
The Pakistani Spectator has an interview with Fahd Mirza who has been blogging for a grand six years.
Bangladesh: Cartoons and Religion
Adda on the detention of Arifur Rahman because of a cartoon, laws and sensitivity of religious groups.
Bangladesh: IT and computer literacy
Voice of South on computer literacy program as an innovative way to spread IT in rural Bangladesh.
India: Sexual Harassment at the workplace
Ultra Violet on sexual harassment in the workplace in India and on corporate reactions.
Nepal: Writers and reading culture
Wagle Street Journal on the reading culture in Nepal and writers becoming celebrities.
Nepal: Quitting the Government
The Radiant Star on the Maoists quitting the government, and on what's next on the cards.
Nepal: Maoists and Politics
Kathmandu Speaks on why the Maoists should learn politics.
Free Speech Roundup: Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India
For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. In Russia, the 23-year old LiveJournal blogger, who wrote a fictional story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison for "falsely warning of a terror threat." In Pakistan, access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com has been blocked again. And Mumbai's police are planning to install keystroke loggers in cyber cafes.
India: Faith and Science
nanopolitan on the faith-based attacks on science and the reluctance of the Indian scientific to comment.
Nepal: Regional Politics
Nepali Netbook on regional politics, and how India's aspiring relationship with China affects the one with Nepal.