· February, 2008

Stories about South Asia from February, 2008

India: On Fidel Castro

  22 February 2008

MantraBlogs from India on the legacy of Fidel Castro – as he announced his retirement a few days back.

Pakistan: Why is YouTube blocked?

  22 February 2008

YouTube appears to be blocked in Pakistan, All Things Pakistan points out that this may have a political rather than a “cultural” reason – given that a number of videos of election rigging were posted.

Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions

  22 February 2008

Amit Gupta takes us on a tour of the latest from the Hindi blogosphere, including bad news for male smokers, good news for cricket fans in Hyderabad, and hopeful news regarding the effort to curb the spread of AIDS.

Are languages free? Thoughts on the International Mother Language day

  21 February 2008

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of the Language Movement Day called ‘Ekushey February’, which is commemorated in Bangladesh since 1952. The date of 21st February was chosen...

Pakistan: Goodbye Musharraf!

  19 February 2008

With the results of the elections in Pakistan becoming more clear, it is obvious that Musharraf, despite his promises hasn't won the confidence of the voters. Crow's Nest writes, reflecting on those associated with Musharraf. In the election results of the year 33 former ministers who were closely associated with...

Sri Lanka: Live Cricket!

  19 February 2008

At groundviews, an author writes with much joy – having seen a live cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.

India: The Alma Mater

  19 February 2008

balancing life on how the sheer presence of bureaucracy is an obstacle for alumni wishing to contribute to the growth of their college.

Sri Lanka: Not Obama

  18 February 2008

Deane's Dimension from Sri Lanka on why rooting for Obama is all fine, but why one really needs to look at his foreign and economic policy.

Pakistan: Voting, Elections and Counting

  18 February 2008

As people in Pakistan were out voting today, the blogosphere discusses the elections. All Things Pakistan, is following the elections and urges its readers to share their accounts. We are especially interested in hearing reports from our readers in Pakistan about what they see on the streets, what their own...

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