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· May, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from May, 2006

Pakistan: Dipalpur and history

Shirazi on a town that has held the fort and been a passage of sorts. “Dipalpur is famous in the history as an outpost that has played a significant part...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

Pakistan: Blog-o-Aggregator

As the readers of some of my posts are well aware, I have complained often about the tedious process of sourcing interesting blog posts to highlight here on GV. One...

Images from South Asia

For my first post on Global Voices I decided to look beyond words and instead look at the subcontinent through the lens of another. Photoblogs in South Asia are abuzz...

South Asia: Men and Women Online

Do men and women argue in different ways in online forums? Pickled Politics on gender, the way we argue and the differences. The comment space is especially interesting.

Pakistan: Potohar Plateau

A fascinating look at Potohar Plateau which yields an archaeologicaly rich past at Light Within -“Bounded on the east by the River Jhelum, on the west by the Indus, on...

Pakistan: Who was Aamir Cheema

Lahore Metroblogging on a young student Aamir. “Aamir Cheema was a student in Germany. Apparently he went to assassinate the editor of Die Welt newspaper for publishing the infamous cartoons....

Pakistan: Blog aggregator and fighting censorship

More ways to fight cyber censorship in Pakistan. A new blog aggregator is started in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Driving In Lahore

Driving in Lahore seems to be suspended between a nightmare and delight. Metroblogging Lahore takes a closer look at the driving culture in the city.

Pakistan: Marketing Politics To The Infidels

Metroblogging Lahore has a post on how the media reaches out to a certain “infidel” market segment.

Pakistan: US Airstrike In Waziristan

A US airstrike killed and injured some people in Waziristan. Metroblogging Lahore says “Sometimes I feel that people of Pakistan should ask US government to bear the expanses of our...

Internet Censorship in Pakistan

The Pakistan govenment has been attempting to censor the Internet, in fits and starts over the years. Pakistan has a long history of censorship, from banning books & magazines to...

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