Stories about South Asia from December, 2011
Tshering Tobgay, the opposition leader of Bhutan posts translation of a motion of thanks in the parliament praising the Royal Bhutan Army.
December 1971 blog is an effort by some Pakistani netizens to crowd-source personal stories of December 1971, when the Pakistan Army surrendered and Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) gained victory in their liberation war against West Pakistan. The goal is to archive the human side of the tragedy from all aspects...
Article 19 reports that the Nepali government has decided “not to renew the mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the only branch of the United Nations watchdog in South Asia”.
Fouad Bajwa provides a holistic view on the recent SMS content filtering controversy in Pakistan.
Unheard Voice blog reports that the Bangladesh government has recently imposed strict restrictions on travels of foreign nationals to the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Also, foreign nationals will not be allowed to hold discussions with any indigenous groups or religious groups without the presence of a responsible officer.
The Puppeteer shares her experience of going to Sri Lanka’s first 3D Movie Theatre.
Bijoya Crowdmap, an Ushahidi based citizen journalism platform, is going to be launched on the 16th of December, 2011. It will enable Bangladeshis to report violence against women via sms and web.
Sukanya C posts photos of the West Bengal Hasta Shilpa Mela (Handicraft Fair) which features artists and their art from all over West Bengal (India).
Beena Sarwar writes about the activities of the civic society in Hyderabad protesting the murder of Pakistani human rights activist Zarteef Khan Afridi.
Habib R. Sulemani introduces us to some of the new faces of Pakistan excelling English literature and thinks that English should be declared a national language along with other Pakistani languages.
Chandan Sapkota from Kathmandu analyses the obstacles hampering the implementations of railways connection between neighboring South Asian countries.
Sayanthan, a student of IT and Business Strategy captured the recent full moon in Jaffna with a nice photo and shares it.
Law And Other Things discusses about music or story-line plagiarism in Bollywood and how this can be prevented by a simple correction of the existing laws.
Bangladeshi blogger Tamal Anwar lists twenty one ways to promote your music.
The Indian Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo to pre-screen derogatory, defamatory and inflammatory content about political leaders and religion. What followed was a wave of insult, ridicule and sarcasm.
Tshering Tobgay writes about the recent rupee crisis in Bhutan and how the government could prevent it.
Murshid is delighted to go to the newly launched 3D cineplex, first of its kind in Sri Lanka, and blogs about it.
“At this stage, more than opportunities to monetize, Nepali blogosphere needs exposure and stable readership,” Comments Bhumika while discussing on blog aggregation and monetizing of free content like Huffington Post.
Vickram reports that an Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has recommended recasting of the NIAI bill, which deals with the implementation of the Unique ID (UID) scheme. The blogger discusses what implications it has for India.
November 26, 2011 marked the death of 24 Pakistani troops as a result of a violent attack by NATO helicopters and fighter aircrafts on Pakistan Army's border posts in Mohmand Agency of FATA in Pakistan. No less than 13 troops were also injured in the attack. The attack is being condemned and protested against by politicians, journalists, religious organizations and members of the civil society ever since.
Anu Shankarn at A Wondering Mind posts a photo essay on Kumara Shasthi, highlighting the legends of lord Karthikeya.