Stories about South Asia from October, 2011
Sri Lanka: Local Election Results
Indi.ca provides updates of results of the recently concluded Municipal Council elections in Sri Lanka.
India: Waterlogging In Delhi
Anjora Sarangi at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the growing problem of waterlogging in several parts of Delhi.
Bangladesh: The Oldest Coin In The World?
Bangladesh Unlocked writes about a tiny silver coin recovered from Wari Bateshwar in Bangladesh, the site of Bronze Age settlements, which may be the oldest coin in the world.
Bangladesh: Beheading of 8 Bangladeshi Workers in Saudi Arabia Sparks Rage
Eight Bangladeshi migrant workers were beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia on 7 October for being involved in the robbing a warehouse and killing of a security guard. Netizens were enraged by this horrific punishment and questioned the transparency of the trial.
Bangladesh: Internet Safety For children
As several internet festivals start in different cities of Bangladesh, Badruddoza stresses the need for making internet safe for the children before letting them use it freely.
India: Nine Days, Nine Goddesses
Anu at A Wondering Mind post pictures of goddesses at the Chedda Nagar Murugan Temple decorated differently in each of the nine days of the Navaratri Festival.
India: Malpractices In Coaching Centers
Vijay Menon writes about some coaching centers which engage in malpractices to get substandard students enrolled in the much craved Indian Institute for Technologies, a group of autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institute of higher education in India.
India: The Advent Of $45 Tablet PCs
Aakash, the world's cheapest Tablet PC ($45), has been launched in India, reports Anupam Saxena. The government plans to distribute 10 million tablet PCs to post-secondary students in India.
Pakistan: Why Balochistan is Burning?
Zain Khattak at Chowrangi explains that the intolerance and disturbance in Balochistan are the result of non-democratic attitudes towards the province.
Sri Lanka: Media Silenced
Sunanda Deshapriya reports that the police in Moratuwa forced a video cameraman from a private television station to erase a video recording of people protesting the death of a suspect in police custody.
Pakistan: The Militant Heroes
Malik Siraj Akbar reports that the widely read Urdu newspapers in Pakistan are repeatedly glorifying Punjab governor Salman Taseer’s murder and are depicting the murderer, who has been sentenced to death, as a “hero”.
Bangladesh: Bloggers Will Not Be Silenced
Blogger Asif Mohiuddin, 28, was recently detained by police for organizing rallies through Facebook and blogs to support students protesting against the privatization of Jagannath University. Asif was later released after submitting a bond to refrain from such activities; here are reactions from netizens.
India: Story Writing On Twitter
Asmita and a bunch of friends have started writing a story on Twitter. You can read it here.
India: Goa Takes Steps To Stop Female Foeticide
Ali Waris at Youth Ki Awaaz reports that the Goa local government is offering a special monetary scheme to girls born in the state to stop female foeticide and help change the skewed sex ratios.
Sri Lanka: Attacks On Civilians In The North
Groundviews reports that Sri Lankan police has arrested and tortured 12 men after an incident relating to Grease Devils in Komarasankulam (Vavuniya district).