Stories about South Asia from December, 2007
Special Coverage: The assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Given the volume of commentary from bloggers throughout the world about the assassination of ex-prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, earlier today in Rawalpindi, we have set up a Special Coverage page aggregating some of the reactions from Pakistan and other parts of south Asia, as well as our own coverage here on Global Voices. Visit the special coverage page for regular updates.
Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Pakistan: RIP Bhutto
“Benazir Bhutto was for me an inspiration. She was fierce. She was bold. She was beautiful and smart and fearless”: Puerto Rican born blogger Liza Sabater recognizes Bhutto as a “sheroe”, while Coffeewallah, blogging from Trinidad, says: “Whatever Ms Bhutto may have been, she was seemingly trying to change Pakistan...
Singapore: Remembering Bhutto
Dsng.net remembers attending a lecture by Benazir Bhutto. “Assassination news is always shocking, and for some reason even more so when you've seen the person in question.”
Pakistan: Reactions to Bhutto's death
Benazir Bhutto's death has come as a shock to many of the bloggers writing from and about Pakistan. While Bhutto's politics may be controversial, her assasinaton comes at a time when it was hoped that Pakistan could overcome the years of lapse of democracy. At Metroblogging Islamabad, the post provokes...
RIP: Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan
Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto (54) was assassinated in Rawalpindi earlier today at a political rally. Ironically according to media reports Rawalpindi is one of the most secure cities in Pakistan and teeming with security folks. In another irony according to a report on the BBC Benazir was assassinated in almost the...
Cuba, Pakistan: Bhutto Reportedly Killed in Bombing
Babalu Blog reports that the Pakistan Opposition Leader, Benazir Bhutto, has been killed in a bombing attack.
Sri Lanka: Being Tami
groundviews on the experience of being Tamil in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan: Churches in Pakistan
All Things Pakistan wishes its readers on Christmas, and links to one of their old posts with photographs of churches in Pakistan.
Nepal: On Democracy
Bahas on the current political scenario – commenting on consensus and democracy.
India: Photographs from abroad
Glimpses of life abroad in the 70s (or so) at Sepia Mutiny. Beautiful photographs.
India: No buyers for tea
My Himachal on a crisis that has hit tea producers in Kangra Valley – no buyers.
Nepal: Parallel peace process
Nepali Netbook probes the peace process in Nepal.
Bangladesh: Outsourcing sacrifice
Bangladesh Corporate Blog wonders if there is a more convenient way to take care of animal sacrifices required for religious reasons.
Sri Lanka: Tsunami and Verse
Moving Images, Moving People! writes a moving post on the anguish the Tsunami caused.
Bangladesh: The Musée Guimet affair
From January 2008 the Musée Guimet of France is holding an exhibition of the masterpieces of Ganges from the collections of the Bangladesh museums for the first time outside of Bangladesh. From the museum catalogue: “Bangladesh possesses an immensely important cultural heritage, this arising from the fact that the eastern...
Bahrain: The debt owed to the Indians of the Gulf
This is the second post from Bahrain this week; the first covered various celebrations, and demonstrations. In this post we'll be examining the official population statistics, hearing about a frustrating experience in Saudi Arabia, seeing what role graffiti can play in political mobilisation, and acknowledging the debt owed to South Asians in the Gulf.
A Tweetup (or Twitter Meetup) in Mumbai, probably the first one in India – more information at Gauravonomics.
India: Children, violence and guns
karmickids is shocked by a shootout in a school in India – and why she isn't likely to buy her kid any toy guns.
Sri Lanka: Three years after the Tsunami
Chuls Bits & Pics on the tsumani, after three years – remembering those who died, and asking where all the money went.
India: Delhi from the sky
synchroni-cities has a beautiful post on Delhi as seen on wikimapia.
Sri Lanka: GK3, Meek and Geek
Moving Images, Moving People with impressions of the Third Global Knowledge Conference or GK3 held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.