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· February, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from February, 2007

Pakistan: On Basant and Kite Flying

Light Within on the colourful festival of Basant that involves a lot of kiteflying and the prevalent controversy. “First it was the Punjab government announcing that they would set up...

Pakistan: Online freedom of speech as collateral damage?

This flash animation is converted from the Powerpoint Presentation made by Dr Awab Alvi for “The Battle for the Internet.” conference (His presentation can be viewed here-original file .ppt)  ...

Pakistan: On Basant and Kiteflying

Things Asian on kiteflying and Basant in Pakistan. “A man flies a kite at sunset after a day-long kite flying festival, locally known as ‘Basant’, in Pakistan's eastern city of...

Pakistan: Train to Pakistan

I, Me, Myself on the train to Pakistan. “I can not help comparing this against the kind of security that was provided by the government of the Pakistani province of...

Bangladesh: Celebrating the Mother Language day

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language...

India, Pakistan: 66 people killed on the “Peace Train”

66 people were killed on the Samjhauta Express with homemade bombs last night. According to Wikipedia, The Samjhauta Express is a bi-weekly train — Tuesdays and Fridays — that runs...

Pakistan: Organized Love

Wayward Mind writes on Organized Love. “Now a days love reigns supreme; it’s everywhere, on the idiot box, on radio shows, trashy songs and exploitative marketing and urbania is drifting...

Pakistan: Ulema and Family Planning

Metroblogging Islamabad on a seminar on Ulema's views on family planning. “The research showed that many Ulema did not support family planning as it meant to them limiting the number...

Pakistan: More censorship

After Blogger, it's WordPress.com to be censored in Pakistan. “The heavy hand of the govt. strikes again. First they came for blogspot, but the teeming masses said nothing, and moved...

Pakistan: Moving the mountains

Shirazi has a post on porters – the people who carry the load up the mountains. “The agile, tireless, hardworking people, primarily from local communities, ferry massive loads of gear...

Pakistan: New Blogger and Censorship

Moving to the new Blogger platform can make circumventing censorship a little harder. Teeth Maestro has an update. “a few contacts at Google since he has been interacting very closely...

Pakistan: A suicide bomber

A suicide bomber at the Islamabad International Airport causes much alarm. Metroblogging Islamabad asks “Is this what our city has been reduced to? This will be our claim to fame;...

South Asia: unemployment, congregation, cricket, richest beggar and extra bed for bloggers

South Asia is one of the poorest regions in the world. Unemployment is one of the major problems for all the countries in this region. South Asia Biz writes a...

South Asia: British Identity Debate

Sepia Mutiny on another round of the British Identity debate. “This moves the discussion into the realm of public policy, which is the whole point of course, but does so...

Pakistan: Bridges in the country

A delightful post at Light Within on bridges in Pakistan. “Pakistan in the last six decades has not built a bridge of any aesthetic or architectural value. Most of the...

Pakistan: Blog-o-vacation

I'm back! …or didn't anyone notice I was gone? Anyway, as I was not able to attend the Global Voices summit in Delhi (as I am still waiting for the...

Pakistan: Visit Pakistan 2007 website

KO has a scathing review of the Visit Pakistan 2007 website, launched to promote tourism to Pakistan. “No tourist cares that the Ministry is working on policy formulation and development,...

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