· January, 2011

Stories about South Asia from January, 2011

India: Writing The City In Conversation With Mumbai Taxi Drivers

  15 January 2011

“Taxi drivers write the city. They move through its streets, they collect its stories, they are confronted with its changes” – this is part of the introduction page of CubbyKabi's podcast blog “Meter Down” containing conversations with Mumbai taxi Drivers.

Pakistan: Salmaan Taseer- We Buried A Man Not His Courage

  13 January 2011

The death of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has brought to the forefront a clear distinction, on one hand are those who endorse the assassination and glorify the assassin and on the other hand those that consider his death a setback and a national loss.

Sri Lanka: Google Map On Flood Affected Areas

  13 January 2011

Groundviews publishes a frequently updated Google Map which identifies the main flood-affected regions in Sri Lanka, sites where relief and rescue operations have been conducted and other information.

Bangladesh, India: Human Rights Hanging On The Border Fence

  12 January 2011

Bangladeshis were shocked by widely published photographs of the dead body of a 15 year old Bangladeshi girl hanging on the India-Bangladesh border Fence. The girl named Felani was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) while she was illegally crossing the border with her father on the way back to Bangladesh.

India: Free Mobile App For NGO Field Staffs

  12 January 2011

Shital Shah at Think Change India talks about a free mobile application for NGOs that enables field staffs to collect data using their existing mobile phones and transfer it on a real-time basis.

Nepal: Feedback On Newspaper Articles Via SMS

  12 January 2011

Ujjwal Acharya questions the newly introduced practice of two dailies of Nepal – Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post – where readers can send their feedback on opinion pieces and editorial via SMS.

India: IPL Auctions

  12 January 2011

Greatbong analyzes how Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket teams fared in the recent player auctions.

Nepal: Miss America To The Rescue

  11 January 2011

Laura Agustín at The Naked Anthropologist , writes about the efforts of Miss Michigan Katie LaRoche, a participant in the Miss America pageant, to rescue victims of sex trafficking in Nepal. LaRoche has launched her own organization One World.One Future to raise awareness against trafficking and slavery.

Bangladesh: Stock Market Plunge Hurts Small Investors

  10 January 2011

Today the two big Stock Exchanges indexes of Bangladesh suffered their steepest ever one day fall and thousands of small investors lost their savings. The news was quickly picked up by some Bangladeshi bloggers and they shared their outrage and frustrations.

India: Saints As VIPs

  10 January 2011

Debolina Raja Gupta criticizes the tendency of the common Indians in providing the saffron cloth claded Babas (saints) VIP treatment everywhere.

Pakistan: Protest Against Incitement To Violence

  10 January 2011

Citizens For Democracy writes a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting for Suo Moto action against a cleric of the Mohabat Khan mosque Peshawar who had offered a reward for the murder of Aasia Noreen if the Lahore High Court acquits her.

Floods In Sri Lanka

  10 January 2011

Groundviews provides updates on the recent severe flooding, landslides and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis in the Central and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Nepal: Tackling Sport Injuries And Death

  8 January 2011

Twenty-one-year-old boxer Raju Budhamagar died last Wednesday after being knocked down by a punch during a boxing game. The Radiant Star discusses about the lessons learnt from the boxers death.

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