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· November, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from November, 2006

Pakistan, India: Governance in Azad Kashmir

The Glasshouse comments on the state of governance and lack of telecommunications in Azad (Free) Kashmir. “It was shortly after the earthquake that I learnt that the so-called president, prime...

Pakistan: Government tracks your movement

The Oyster travel card in London maybe a bit more than just a device for convenience according to Suspect Paki. “If you register your Oyster Card, the police can, without...

Pakistan: Headgear for Pakistan

All Things Pakistan has a wonderful post on headgear in Pakistan. “Even though with increased travel, TV, and urbanization some of the caps (not turbans, though) worn in one part...

Pakistan: A Healthy Diet

Sajjad Zaidi's Blog on having trouble finding something healthy to eat thanks to the food culture in Pakistan. “Our lives are getting more and more hectic and we have more...

Trinidad & Tobago, India, Pakistan: In praise of cricketers

Mani sings the praises of West Indies cricket superstar Brian Lara, in the wake of the lightning-fast 216 runs he scored in the recently concluded 2nd Test against Pakistan. India's...

Pakistan: An abducted journalist and the Freedom of Press

The Glasshouse on the abduction and release of a BBC Journalist Dilawar Khan, and why freedom of the press is crucial in Pakistan. “As one of those Musharraf derided ‘extremist...

Pakistan: A Cricket Match in 1989

Light Within shares the memories of a cricket match played between two colleges in 1989. “While both colleges boast of great talent in academics and sports, DJ college gets the...

Pakistan: Women from Islamabad

Metroblogging Islamabad profiles women from the city who have featured prominently in the public arena. “Here are five of the top movers and shakers based out of Islamabad who can...

Pakistan: Blog-o-success

As part of my extremely philanthropic nature, (which not only parallels but also surpasses the likes of George Soros, Warran Buffet and Bill Gates some say) I have decided to...

South Asia: Politics, Happiness, Religion and The Birds

The latest from different blogs about the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: Bangladesh is facing a political crisis. Unheard Voices: Drishtipat group blog informs about a citizens movement in Bangladesh...

South Asia: Tasers and students in UCLA

An Iranian-American student at UCLA was repeatedly shot with a taser for passively resisting arrest. Sepia Mutiny has more – with a video shot by an eye-witness, who uploaded it...

Pakistan: First impressions – Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera launched a new English news channel recently. A young Pakistani Doctor Blogs takes a closer look at the channel and appears to be impressed despite initial misgivings. “There...

Pakistan: The politics of Women Rights Bill

All Things Pakistan looks at the controversy surrounding the politics of the Women Rights Bill which would drastically change the rape laws in the country. However, the post cautions “It...

Pakistan: Hudood Ordinance, Rape Laws and Extremism

jamalsadik.com on the Hudood Ordinance – the rape law that antagonized rape victims, and the repealing of this act in Pakistan. “Well it only took them about 30 years, but...

Pakistan, India: Foreign Affairs

The affairs between India and Pakistan are determined by the political affairs and turmoil within. PWC-ing explains. “A quick peace is always sought by the party most likely to lose...

Pakistan: Clash of the fundamentalists

iFaqeer on a Muslim in the Congress in the US. “Keith Ellison, we non-African American Muslims have seen the victory the victory of a brother (with a pun intended) as...

Pakistan: The last standing statue from the past

Cities with a colonial history often undergo face lifts, including a change in the public art and sculpture. Metroblogging Lahore on the stature of Alfred Woolner and a picture. “This...

Voices from South Asia

Bangladesh: Asif of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog analyzes the current political situation in Bangladesh and urges all the Bangladeshis to take a non-partisan moral stand to get out of...

Pakistan: Reactions to elections in the US

Azad Forever has a video with reactions to the elections in the US – “On the eve of the election night we sat down with some American and Pakistani-American Law...

South Asia: Macaca, YouTube and Elections

Quite a few blogs have had a reaction to the elections in the US. Sepia Mutiny reflects on the Macaca incident that was widely blogged. “There was a bit of...

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