Stories about South Asia from February, 2008
Bangladesh: Book fair
Bangladesh From Our View on the 23rd Ekushey Book fair.
India: On Fidel Castro
MantraBlogs from India on the legacy of Fidel Castro – as he announced his retirement a few days back.
Sri Lanka: Tamil Identity
groundviews on the idea of Tamil identity and nationalism in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan: Why is YouTube blocked?
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.
Pakistan: Election results
Metroblogging Lahore wonders why the elections results in Pakistan are confusing to the West.
Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions
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.
Pakistan: Election results
opendemocracy breaks down the results of the elections in Pakistan.
Bhutan: Right to Education
Freedom in Bhutan on why it's hard to exercise the right to education in Bhutan.
Nepal: Woes in transition
The Radiant Star on the woes of transition – moving towards a new Nepal.
Pakistan: Elections in 2009?
With elections in Pakistan just over, The Pakistani Spectator predicts that another round of elections are likely in 2009.
Are languages free? Thoughts on the International Mother Language day
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...
India: Auction and cricket players
Smoke Signals on the bidding process for cricket players for the Indian Premier League.
Pakistan: Elections and after
Pakistan Paindabad on the morning after the elections – the results are in and life gone as usual.
Pakistan: Voting dilemmas
Lahore Nama on the the dilemmas of a Lahori voter in the recently held elections in Pakistan.
South Asia: Managing urban growth
Development Industry on manging urban growth in South Asia – given that estimates suggest where over a third of the people live in urban areas.
Pakistan: Goodbye Musharraf!
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...
Bangladesh: Hatered and a website
Voice of South on a A Saudi-based website, aiming to stir hatred against 1.2 million Bangladeshis working in the oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
Sri Lanka: Live Cricket!
At groundviews, an author writes with much joy – having seen a live cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.
India: The Alma Mater
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
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
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...