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· January, 2008

Stories about Pakistan from January, 2008

Pakistan: Lahore in 1947

Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.

Pakistan: No space for burials

Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.

South Asia: Islam and Democracy

Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.

Pakistan: Interview with Dr Ayesha Siddiqa Agha

The Pakistani Spectator interviews Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha, an independent security analyst and strategic affairs expert and the author of a controversial book on Pakistan's military.

Pakistan: State of the economy

Green Views on the state of the economy in Pakistan – a rather positive picture.

Pakistan: MSM on Blogging

Blogging in Pakistan is getting more attention. A breakfast news show on Dawn News interviews bloggers. [Link to Google Video]

Pakistan: On Manto

Pak Tea House on Saadat Hasan Manto – a landmark Urdu writer whose work finds strong resonance to this day.

Algeria: Wrong Description

From Algeria, Nouri the Moor objects to an LA Times article which describes slain former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as the “first elected leader of a Muslim state.” ‘What...

Philippines: Korean English Teacher Visa Policy

Diplomats from Singapore, Philippines and some other Asian countries are critical of South Korea's new Visa Policy that bars Asians from Teaching English.

Pakistan: On Provocation

The Pakistani Spectator on a radical right-wing politician in Holland who is planning on broadcasting a provocative anti-Muslim film.

Pakistan: Wheat and Inflation

Metroblogging Islamabad on how the price of wheat shot up – thanks to the government's premature calculations and policies.

Pakistan: Ringtones, Islam and Rhetoric

All Things Pakistan asks if ringtones are un-Islamic and points out the rhetoric behind the question.

Pakistan: Blast in Peshawar

Metroblogging Lahore on a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar, creating even more tension in the country.

Pakistan: Blocking Blogs

Voice of South on the block on political blogs in Pakistan, and how people are responding to the ban.

Pakistan: Mush and Britney

Pakistan Paindabad takes a funny look at Pakistan and Britney Spears.

Pakistan: Blocking Blogs

Pak Tea House on why the government shouldn't block blogs.

Pakistan: Praying in America

Degrouchyowl tells it like it is on the complications surrounding the five prayers that she has to offer a day.

India: The Political Dynasties

Is democracy alive? That's one persistent question in the sub-continent's political gamble on hereditary. We had our kings, our queens and we stilling can't stop rooting for our neo-political emperors,...

World's Eyes on Obama

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors...

South Asia: SAARC Youth Camp

Voice of South on the second youth camp South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has brought over 60 delegates from across South Asia to Chennai for a five-day...

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