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· October, 2007

Stories about South Asia from October, 2007

Malaysia: Sucide Bombing Is UnIslamic

Mahaguru88 comments on the recent suicide bombing in Pakistan and questions the act of suicide bombing and its use by certain groups.

Bangladesh: Corruption and General

E-Bangladesh on what seems to be a serious corruption charge against General Moeen U Ahmed, and the General's denial.

India: On Palampur and neglect

myHimachal on the lovely city of Palampur, neglected by the Tourism department in the state.

Sri Lanka: The Government and Human Rights

Groundviews on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights's visit to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Military History

Cerno recommends a book on Sri Lankan military history during the Portuguese era.

Pakistan: Hitchhiking around the world

Metroblogging Islamabad chats with a French traveler hitchhiking around the world.

Bangladesh: National ID

Addafication on the National ID scheme in Bangladesh, which could out to be rather heavy on the pocket.

Pakistan: In the wake of the attacks

On her return from an eight year self imposed exile, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was welcomed to Karachi with a procession of thousands of her supporters, and two successful...

India: Inter-faith Marriages

Sunny Days responds to a comment that appears to oppose inter-faith marriages.

India: Women and Spirituality

The Mountaintop on spiritual literature and the indifference or denial of women's sexuality.

Sri Lanka: What the blogs are saying

London, Lanka and Drums crawls through the Sri Lankan blogosphere to find us some wonderful posts.

Sri Lanka: On Virginity

Cynically Yours on virginity, comments on a previous post and the notion of technical virginity.

Nepal: Traffic and Anarchy

Wagle Street Journal on the anarchy that is the traffic in Kathmandu.

Bangladesh: Art, Brick Lane, female writers and Bangla E-Books

Enough with politics that usually dominate the posts in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. Let's start this week's round-up with some arts, movies and literature related pieces. Sid of Serious Golmal writes...

India: The nuclear deal and the PM

Vantage Point writes a tongue-in-cheek post on the issue of the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Bangladesh: Questions for the Army Chief

Bangladesh Army Chief, General Moeen Ahmed, is visiting the US and Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers poses a set of questions.

Pakistan: Bomb Blasts in Karachi

Metroblogging Lahore and Metroblogging Karachi on the bomb blasts in Karachi attacking Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan: Return of Benazir

Metroblogging Karachi has an open thread discussing the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan.

India: Women in Films

Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.

Sri Lanka: Environment and Blog Action Day

Hissyfits on trees, or the growing lack of them in Sri Lanka, and Words Of Wisdom on recycling on Blog Action Day.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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