· November, 2007

Stories about South Asia from November, 2007

Armenia: Elephant Controversy

  25 November 2007

Blogian reports that another controversy is brewing in attempts to find a companion for Hrantik, Yerevan Zoo's only elephant. Because of concerns with conditions in the zoo as well as Armenia's climate, the decision by the Sri Lankan government to present an elephant as a gift to the zoo is...

India: Take Back The Tech

  23 November 2007

Conversations with Dina writes about Take Back The Tech. “This is a collaborative campaign by ICT users, advocates, collectives and organisations that take issue with the prevalence of Violence Against Women in our diverse realities.”

India: On Returning

  22 November 2007

Mitesh writes on his decision to return to India, after being in the US for a while.

Nepal: We need elections!

  22 November 2007

But for the Maoists, Nepal would have been voting today. United We Blog! urges that new election dates need to be announced soon.

Bangladesh: On Foreign Aid

  22 November 2007

At the Bangladesh LiveJournal community, an author reflects on why the country is so dependent on foreign aid, especially in the context of providing relief for the victims of Cyclone Sidr.

Sri Lanka: Media and Politics

  21 November 2007

Lanka Rising on the connections between media and politics. “Media is no longer playing mere supporting role for democracy, but it has become key influential entity supporting marketing campaigns for political parties.”

Bangla blogs seek aid for cyclone Sidr victims

  20 November 2007

Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them out of harm's way, the official death toll has now crossed 3000. According to the updated statistics provided by the...

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