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· September, 2011

Stories about South Asia from September, 2011

Pakistan: Repeated Agonies

Beena Sarwar has some general observations from the 2010 Pakistan floods, which are sadly relevant again as nothing significant has been done to prevent floods.

India: Paparazzis And Sonia Gandhi's Health

Sans Serif wonders why there are so many reporters tracking Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's recent illness, and yet so little published info on her.

India: Barcamp Mumbai 7

Bombay Lives informs that the 7th edition of the Barcamp in Mumbai will take place on October 2, 2011.

India: The Coffee House Of Kolkata

Bong Mom passionately writes about the Coffee House at College Street in Kolkata, a legendary meeting place for the Bengali literati.

Sri Lanka: Yellow Journalism Threatens LGBT Community

Hans Billmoria reports how a local newspaper published their alleged exposé on “condoms and lubricating gels being distributed to men who have sex with men”, and published the addresses of...

Sri Lanka: Solar Plant Will Provide Power To 3,000 Rural Families

Window to Nature informs that Sri Lanka's newly established Solar Plant will provide power to 3,000 rural families. The country aims to switch to non-conventional renewable energy generation to meet...

Pakistan: Neglected Millions of Sindh Floods

After the devastating 2010 floods in Pakistan the government took no practical steps to tackle the possibility of future floods. The consequence of this gross negligence is that floods are...

India: Daily Routine Of Rural Kids

Pranietha Mudliar at Youth Ki Awaaz shares the typical daily routine of the children in rural India.

Sri Lanka: There Is A Problem On The Road

Uditha Wijesena writes about the sorry state of the Sri Lankan roads and the worsened traffic situation.

Bhutan: Tour Of The Dragon

Tshering Tobgay writes about the tour of the dragon, the 268 km bike race across the inner Himalaya mountains of Bhutan.

Nepal: Bloggers Share Their Own Stories of Earthquake

On Sunday evening of September 18, Nepal experienced a strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that had its epicentre in the border region of Taplejung of Nepal and...

Sri Lanka: Mayoral Campaign Using Social Networks

Sanjana Hattotuwa highlights Milinda Moragoda’s on-going campaign for becoming the mayor of Colombo using Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.

India: Lessons Learnt On Managing Rural Development

Sparsh lists 10 lessons learnt during a post graduate study on rural management in the context of rural India.

Bhutan: Busy People Suck

D Stehle writes from the land of the highest gross national happiness that “busy people suck”.

Pakistan: Dengue Crisis Worsens

Mohammad Yusha reports that the mosquito-borne Dengue fever crisis has worsened in the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka: Identity Crisis

Shaahima Fahim at Groundviews discusses about the notion of the search for national identity in the post-war Sri Lanka.

Nepal: A Socially Connected Prime Minister

The new Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is “definitely on the way to revolutionize the way government works” – thinks Nepali Blogger. He already has a blog and a Facebook...

Bhutan: How To Be A Good Citizen

Penstar posts an essay written by Thinley Samdrup, a Bhutanese student of class IX, who discusses how one can be a good citizen.

South Asia: Worst Cities In South Asia

South Asia Blog analyzes the Global Livability Report and its assumption of the worst cities in South Asia.

India: The Booming Publishing Industry

Vaibhav Kathuria at ‘Youth Ki Awaaz’ says that “India has just witnessed a publishing boom”.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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