Stories about South Asia from December, 2011
Kotha-Chhilo rues the fact that we are often made fools of, something that is likely to end up costing all of us dearly.
PaSsu wonders about the the Identity of the Ngultrum, the currency of Bhutan
Saad Hafiz at the Pak Tea House discusses the uneasy alliance between Pakistan and the United States
indi.ca feels that Sri Lanka's Santas are invariably scary – offers a few pictures to illustrate the same.
Old Indian Photos – an amazing archive of photos from India, right from the 1800's. Go, take a peek.
Raja Basu at Potpourri tells us why he feels that Christmas is a pan-religious festival, meant for the entire world.
Macedonian climbers Ilina Arsova and Ilija Ristovski have successfully climbed the Himalayan summit of Ama Dablam, on Nov. 18, 2011. Ilina wrote about this achievement on her blog, in Macedonian and English.
Penstar introduces us to Bhutan's first all-girls high school.
Over the last couple of days, people in Karachi were overwhelmed to receive a 30-second phone call from the famous politician Imran Khan inviting them to a political event. Teeth Maestro weighs on this innovative move.
The US Ambassador to Nepal, Scott H DeLisi, is very active in Facebook and he comments: “Social media have changed the way the Embassy does business.” Read Ujjwal Acharya's post for more.
Mureed Bijenzo writes about extra judicial killings in Balochistan.
2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our contributors reporting from around the world.
Referring to Pakistan Army's propaganda war in 1971, The Terrorland comments: “Pakistani generals have never learned from the past! Today, they are repeating the same criminal strategy in Balochistan as journalists from other parts of the country can’t go in that province for reporting.”
Bhumika Ghimire discusses about the challenges citizen media platforms are facing in Nepal.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the much talked about conflicts. Quite the contrast The Life And Times Of Two Indians in Pakistan blog highlights cases of cross-border marriages between Indians and Pakistanis and the challenges the bride and groom face.
Uditha Wijesena discusses about the increased number of visitors in Sri Lankan National Parks and the threats they create to the animals.
In India, at this modern age, some parents arbitrarily decide the future of their adult children. Fire Crystal writes about a girl, who was denied of her rights by her father to study and pursue a career of her choice.
The second INK (Innovation and Knowledge) conference was held during 8-12 December in Jaipur, India. BlogAdda posts a detailed roundup of the conference.
Anil introduces us to Positive Light, Bangladesh's first crowd-sourced photography project.
Basher tries to analyze why a large region in the north of Bangladesh remains poor.
Mukti is alarmed by the steep rise of Bangladesh government’s domestic debt which is triggering downfall of credit growth in the private sector thus stopping investment.