Stories about South Asia from November, 2011
Sri Lanka, India: Biography of LTTE Leader Prabhakaran
D.B.S. Jeyaraj tweets about an upcoming 1000 page biography of Veluppillai Prabhakaran, leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The book is being written by Nedumaran, a well-known politician from Tamil Nadu in India and he is the leader of the Tamil National Movement, which is supportive of the...
Israel: Netanyahu Threatens to Replace Interns with Indian Doctors
After months of protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested replacing medical interns with foreign labor contractors from India if an agreement can not be reached with them. Interns react online, with humor and sarcasm.
Pakistan: SMS Filtration Good Or Bad?
Pakistani blogger Rebz discusses about the merits and demerits of the new SMS filtration step taken by the Pakistan Telecom Authority.
India: Lessons from Gandhi
Priyanka Matanhelia lists some lessons from Mohandas K. Gandhi, the legendary political and ideological leader of India, which are still relevant today.
Sri Lanka: Music For Harmony
Natalie Soysa at Groundviews highlights emerging home grown music talents from Sri Lanka whose work reaches across cultures and ethnicity to offer a new way of moving forward together.
India: A Murder Convict's Parole Stirs Up Controversy
The Delhi High Court's decision to grant parole to Mr. Manu Sharma - currently serving life imprisonment for the murder of Jessica Lal - has led to public outrage in India. Netizens are engaged in heated discussions online on this issue.
Sri Lanka: Perils Of Promising Jobs
Serendipity is concerned that the Sri Lankan government is unable to create the promised jobs for graduates and the blogger asks “whose responsibility is it to provide jobs for all unemployed Graduates?”
Bangladesh: A Bold Protest Against Dowry
Farzana Yasmin, a young Bangladeshi bride sent ripples across the country when she divorced her husband right after the wedding, after his family, with his consent, asked for a dowry from her family.
Pakistan: The Perils Of Being A Vegetarian
The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan explains the perils of being a vegetarian in Pakistan.
India: Jim Corbett Museum
As a part of the Club Mahindra Bloggers Trip, Anu Shankaran went to the Corbett National Park and the Jim Corbett Museum and posts a photo essay. Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards, conservationist, naturalist, photographer and author.
India: Marriage Under Hindu Law
Did you know that for a Hindu marriage is termed as a sacred relationship? Spread Law explains all about marriage under Hindu Law in India.
Bangladesh: Joining A Cycling Community
A. I. Sajib posts a photo essay on his experience during a cycling tour with a new cycling community in Bangladesh.
India: Aishwarya Rai's Baby and Media Madness
The latest hype in Indian media is the pregnant Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her impending child birth. Twitter users discuss all the rumors, news, controversies and opinions on this issue.
India: The Perils Of Opulence In The Course Of Development
Mahalakshmi Ganapathy thinks that “wastage of resources, unnecessary opulence and wastage of money, the politics of land grab” etc are on the rise in India and opines that the Indians should address these issues immediately to ensure sustainable development.
Nepal: Why Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport Is Hated
Dinesh Wagle explains why Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport is one of the most hated airports in the world.
Sri Lanka: Preserving The Covered Bridge in Badulla
Uditha Wijesena posts a photo essay on the covered bridge at the Bogoda Temple in Badulla and reports that support is required to preserve this unique attraction.
Soumyadip celebrates 11/11/11 with an incredible snapshot of his digital watches.
India: The Plights Of The Citizens Of Bhopal
Proloy Bagchi, a retired government official from Bhopal, writes about the citizens of Bhopal who are suffering from the degradation of environment due to massive construction works and cutting down of trees in the city.
India: The Real Story Behind The Cancellation Of Metallica Concert
Ujjwal Gaurav Raaj Sen shares the behind the scene events that led to the last minute cancellation of the concert of the band Metallica at Gurgaon, near the Indian capital.
India: Love Marriage And Arranged Marriage
Anjali Garg discusses why Indian families are reluctant to accept love marriages and they tend to get their daughters married early as a consequence.
Bangladesh: Ethnic Minorities Or Indigenous People
Habib Siddiqui endorses Bangladesh's stance on terming the people of the Chittagong hill tracts as ethnic minorities in place of indigenous people.