· November, 2010

Stories about South Asia from November, 2010

Fiber To The Home Services in Pakistan

  15 November 2010

An Infrastructure uplift, perhaps? Pakistan was the first in South Asia to launch an FTTH service. This article in Telecomistan reviews the industry and the challenges faced in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: The Missing Flight

  14 November 2010

Shahidul Alam shares the bitter experience of waking up early and going to airport to catch a flight of a Bangladeshi airlines- only to find out that the flight shown in the ticket has been closed for a few months.

India: Typical Indian Character

  13 November 2010

Ram Bansal at India In Peril criticizes the ‘know-all’ syndrome of the average Indians and the practice of advising others without concentrating on his/her own works.

Pakistan: Not My Destiny

  12 November 2010

Rickshaw Diaries writes about a new phenomenal blog called “Not My Naseeb” where the author shares excerpts from messages she receives on matrimonial sites.

Bangladesh: Fire Destroys Chakma King's Palace

  12 November 2010

Wasfia Nazreen at Unheard Voices reports that the Royal Palace of Chakma Circle Chief, Raja Devasish Roy, was burnt to the ground last Wednesday. The Chakmas are an indigenous community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East region of India.

India: A Social Bussiness Plan Competition

  12 November 2010

Think Change India blog informs that Banaras Hindu University is launching a business plan competition to encourage young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world. You can learn about it here.

Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

  10 November 2010

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots better. And from different corners of the world, other people are also sharing their stories.

Nepal: Analysis Of Blocked Sites

  8 November 2010

XNepali Blog posts a two part analysis on the blocked sites in Nepal and finds that some sites were included in the ban list wrongly.

Bangladesh: Where Is My Library?

  8 November 2010

“Where did all those libraries go, that our fathers used to go to?” questions Nayeem Hossain while discussing about the disappearing libraries in Bangladesh.

About our South Asia coverage

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


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