Stories about South Asia from February, 2012
Shital Shah reports that Google has recently launched a portal aimed at giving women entrepreneurs of India the tools to increase their online presence.
Shortfall on energy and political instability are two major constrains faced by manufactures and businesses operating in Nepal. Chandan Sapkota has the detailed statistics.
Sri Lankan Tech blogger Amitha Amarasinghe lists the best possible qualifications and characteristics of a social media marketeer
DBS Jeyaraj posts a video interview of Sunila Abeyesekera, a well-known Sri Lankan human and womens rights activist, who talks about the current situation in Sri Lanka.
One Chinese vlogger has gone viral with his impersonation of the accents of a few Asian neighbors and other cultures from around the globe. How much do these differ from similar crude stereotypes you've seen elsewhere?
Imran Jattala exposes more hate campaign against minorities in the capital of Pakistan as an association of bigoted lawyers recently banned products made by a minority-owned business from courthouses.
Serendipity reports that there are insufficient toilets planned at the annual Deyata Kirula (National Development Exhibition).
Sonya Rehman reports about the advent of Hosh Media, a new citizen journalism portal, which epitomizes the growing popularity of locally-based, online portals for citizen journalism in Pakistan.
Tshering Tobgay writes about the Dx-pedition of a ham radio operator from England to Bhutan and the challenges and potentials of the amateur radio and its enthusiasts in his country.
India took a giant leap back in time when it demanded that 20 major Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter present plans to filter “anti-religious,” or “anti-social” material from the content available to Indian citizens.
Teeth Maestro condemns the mob mentality of some of the people in Karachi on people doing petty crimes, which is actually a consequence of losing the trust on the state police.
Amitha Amarasinghe discusses the use of social media by the corporates in Sri Lanka and ponders whether there are any social media success stories in Sri Lanka.
The political crisis in the Maldives took an ugly turn Wednesday when the police brutally beat and injured supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed as they protested against what they claimed to be a coup that removed the island nation's first democratically elected president from power.
Talha Bin Ayub at Teeth Maestro takes a look into the sordid state of health care delivery systems in Pakistan.
Mohamed Nasheed, the president of Maldives most famously known as a climate champion, announced his resignation on Tuesday, after the military forces joined the police mutiny against his rule.
The Maldives is in a deep political crisis as the police force and some military personnel mutinied against the government in a follow-up to three weeks of protest by civilians. Details are emerging and there are frequent updates on Twitter.
The Noun Project blog introduces an innovative project titled Urban Launchpad, which uses mobile apps for data gathering to better understand the complex transportation conditions in Bangladesh.
Freedom Of Expression In SriLanka reports that six websites including Ravaya News have recently been blocked within Sri Lanka.
Salman Latif informs that an initiative has been taken by eminent journalists and media personnel to agree to a set of self regulatory guidelines for TV channels in Pakistan. Salman asserts that a similar measure should also be taken for the social media.
Laibaah discusses why Shias are being killed in Pakistan and suggests how can they save themselves from the threats.