Stories about Pakistan from June, 2007
Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort
All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.
Pakistan: Hospitals and Profit
The Pakistani Spectator on hospitals being runs as for-profit businesses.
Pakistan: Education for All
All Things Pakistan on education, and the idea of ‘Education for All’.
Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood
Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. Pointblog.com (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:” Une centaine de blogueurs marocains a participé au 1 er GrandPrix des Blogs organisé par le portail Bayn. Khadija Housni,...
Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie
Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.
Pakistan: On encroachments
Metroblogging Islamabad takes a rather harsh view on urban encroachments.
Pakistan: No Sir for Salman
The Pakistani Spectator on why the knighthood conferred upon Salman Rushdie is not acceptable.
Pakistan: Meeting women
Metroblogging Islamabad has an interesting primer for men looking to meet women in the city – venues range from coffee shops in book stores, gyms etc., with a note that the women you meet at parties may not be the ones you can “take home to mom”.
India, Pakistan: Kashmiris and terrorists
Kashmir on the perception of Kashmiris in India and in Indian media as terrorists.
South Asia: Sir Salman Rushdie
Sepia Mutiny on knighthood and Salman Rushdie, and how the writer in the 80s was a strong critic of the British establishment.
Pakistan: Home and the City
Metroblogging Islamabad urges the people in the city to treat it the way they'd treat their own homes.
Egypt: Elections Rigging Videos, US Aid Cuts and A New Blog by Talented Movie Director
In this week’s round up from Egypt, bloggers write about domestic issues as well as Egypt-US relations and I am also introducing new interesting blogs about movies, photography and liberal youth, writes Freedom for Egyptians.
Pakistan: India and the IT-BPO Sector
The Pakistani Spectator has a conversation with a friend about India's IT-BPO sector, and points to India's secular years and investment in education as the factors that helped the success.
Pakistan: A planned emergency
The Pakistani Spectator on a ‘planned emergency’. “If we take a look upon proceedings of post 9th March scenario, and analyze the situation deeply the question blinks in mind ‘Are we being headed towards a planned and engineered state of emergency’. In past eras, emergency in any country was declared...
South Asia: On Paris Hilton
Sepia Mutiny on the sudden relevance of Paris Hilton. “Meanwhile, you have so-called “enemy combatants,” some of them South Asian, who in many cases don’t get a lawyer or even get to hear the evidence against them. They are simply thrown into a cage. Not only do they not receive...
Pakistan: Understanding Pakistan
iFaqeer introduces a project – ‘Understanding Pakistan’. “Pakistanis often complain that the history of their country–or the history of the region as it relates to them and their country–is often told from either British or Western eyes, or from a point of view that is sympathetic to India, and dwells...
Pakistan: World Environment Day
Metroblogging Islamabad on World Environment Day. “In commemoration of the same day, the Ministry of Environment and the United Nation's office in Islamabad jointly screened Al Gore's famous 2005 documentary on global warming called ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ in the Islamabad Club Auditorium. Preceded by addresses by a UN representative Mr....
Pakistan: Law, Religion and Media
chapati mystery responds to the “tunnel vision of imperialism” as displayed in a debate between Obama, Hillary and Edwards. “Edwards, Obama and Clinton may not know this – or care – but the Press in Pakistan has been the most vital organ of civil society throughout its existence – through...
Pakistan: Military Inc.
A book named Military Inc. appears to have ruffled many feathers. At Individual Counts “All this because she has done an academic case study of the Army’s corporate interests which highlights the welfare work that the khakis are doing for their own admittedly at the cost of the tax payer....
South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly
Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase soon, but I want more than just parity for yellows and brownz. And yes, I do also realize that TV...
Pakistan: Censoring Television
Censorship yet again in Pakistan. Pakistaniat.com has a post and an intense discussion in the comments space. “It happened while I was watching Dr. Shahid Masood’s Mere Mutabiq. Muslim League (Q)’s own Vice President Kabir Wasti was strongly criticizing General Musharaf, holding him responsible for the judicial crises when suddenly...