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· March, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from March, 2007

Pakistan: On Rawalpindi

Light Within on the history of Rawalpindi. “The bustling city of Rawalpindi has a lot more to offer than a traffic mess, broken roads and haze-filled atmosphere. The city’s history...

Hindi Blogosphere: Hi-tech Blogger Meet and Match Making over Blogs!

Its no use telling that I've been quite busy off late with some unexpected emergency at office & the usual banter!! ;) So without much ado, lets have a peek...

Pakistan: A harsh look

Behind the Chairman's Door takes a harsh look at Pakistan. “In Pakistan, the only goal is to get more money, no matter it be by honest or dishonest means. The...

Pakistan: Dangerous Construction

Metroblogging Islamabad points out how unregulated construction activity is dangerous. “The death of an Indian national in a traffic accident caused by the construction of an underpass at Islamabad's China...

Pakistan: What's the news?

the olive ream takes a gut-splittingly funny look at News. “A ministerial committee met recently, in essence, to declare war. Eight months in arrears. Apparently Ehud Olmert, apart from all...

Pakistan: Back in 1959

Light Within has a wonderful collection of advertisements from a 1959 publication. “I own a copy of Pakistan Railway's time table published in November of 1959. Besides train timings, it...

Pakistan: Lawlessness and the President

chapati mystery on the situation in Pakistan, and how it threatens Musharraf's seat of power. “Two weeks ago, General Musharraf suspended the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,...

Pakistan: At the Badshahi Mosque

MumbaiGirl, who is an Indian living in London, travels to Pakistan. “At the Badshahi Mosque I was immediately reminded of Fatehpur Sikri. There’s something so right about the squareness that...

India, Pakistan: Google and Local

I, Me, Myself on how even as organisations cater to an international audience, they don't always get the local preferences right. “The text on the Google Pakistan page in Punjabi...

South Asia: Brown people in the UK

Pickled Politics on brown people and the government in UK. “Although I’ve frequently explained the process and the reasoning behind which the Labour government has engaged with brown people in...

Pakistan: The judiciary

Whisk on the accountability of the judiciary. “Since this debacle with the Chief Justice began, numerous jurists and lawyers have resigned from their posts and boycotted the courts in protest,...

South Asia: On culture and belonging

Sepia Mutiny has a moving post on belonging to various cultures – by birth, accident, choice and necessity. “No one has the right to be the arbiter of who does...

Pakistan: The Black Madonna

Light Within on the authenticity of the Black Madonna in various cultures. “Believe it or not — she is black! Her features, in most instances, are non-European! And ironically, most...

Israel: Death of a Coach

Israeli blogger Aussie Dave writes about the death of Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer after his team's defeat against Ireland. “While the family are saying that stress probably killed him,...

South Asia: Cricket Victories and Upsets

The Cricket World Cup 2007 appeared to have thrown quite a few surprises up for grabs over the weekend. Ireland won the match against Pakistan, and Bangladesh won the match...

Pakistan: The attack on GEO

Metroblogging Islamabad on the attack of Freedom of the Press in Pakistan. “Punjab Police entered Geo News office building in evening, shattered glasses and started shelling within office premises. Rubber...

South Asia: Marriage of Convenience, explosion of Hindi blogs, time for a regime change, women in the Middle East

The latest buzz from different South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: After a visit to an old age home in Kolkata Sadiq M. Alam of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts thinks just as...

South Asia: Inter Immigrant Solidarity

Sepia Mutiny on inter-immigrant solidarity in the US. “There are many layers of solidarity here: Islam, immigration, and a lot of professional overlap, particularly in the taxi and livery cab...

Pakistan: block on Blogger has been lifted! Until…?

According to Dr Awab Alvi, co-founder of the Pakistani “Don’t Block The Blog” campaign, the block imposed on blogs hosted on Blogger has been lifted for about a week. The...

Pakistan: On protests and politics

iFaqeer on the political developments in Pakistan. “You see, one thing I have always said about Pakistan is that one of the problems we have in keeping our governments honest...

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