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· March, 2007

Stories about Sri Lanka from March, 2007

Sri Lanka: Women and Work

True Sri Lankan adds his take on the issue of women with children below the age of five years not being allowed to seek employment abroad. “This is a careful...

France: Line Crossed in the Hunt for Immigrants

(photo via broyez) Here is a sombering follow-up to the post regarding the hunt for illegal immigrants and their following arrests in France. It seems that things have gotten worst...

Sri Lanka: Cycles of a wartime blogosphere

cerno isn't impressed with the Sri Lankan Blogosphere's opinions on the ongoing conflict. “Perhaps we might spot the rarest beast in the Sri Lankan blogosphere: a discussion on how badly...

Sri Lanka: Terrorism and Communication

indi.ca reflects on the recent LTTE attack on an airport. “When I say terrorism as communication, I mean that terrorists don’t usually occupy land as much as media. Al Qaeda...

Sri Lanka: Dictatorship Rankings!

Biting satire at Broken News. Wonder what would happen if there was a competition for the top tyrant? “World number one Kim Il Jong of North Korea commented on the...

Sri Lanka: Playing with India

janantha's home asks rather hopefully if Sri Lanka would beat India in the cricket match. “After loosing to Bangladesh, the angry fans caused chaos in India! Destroying cricketers houses and...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka: On Web Censorship

ICT for Peacebuilding on the increasing instances of web censorship and the cause for concern. “..my firm belief that technology, though it may not be neutral, will secure and strengthen...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka: Rise of peace professionals

groundviews on the rise of peace professionals in Sri Lanka. “At the initial phase that began in the late 1970s and ended in the late 1980s or the early 1990s,...

Sri Lanka: Cricket!

A Voice in Colombo develops cricket fever! “Now the wait is over for the Sri Lankan cricket fans, and we are playing our first match of the tournament today.”

Tamil Blogosphere: Reflecting on Women and Gender

International Women's Day evoked quite a lot of posts in the Tamil Blogosphere. Living Smile Vidya is a transgender blogging from Madurai, South India. Through her posts she has been...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half...

South Asia: The UK army and racism

Pickled Politics on racism, the army and the government. “It is a disgusting stereotyping and an insult to any ethnic minorities who join the armed forces. If he wasn’t racist...

Sri Lanka: India, rape and television

The Black Lullaby on how soaps make some serious points sometimes, and how the seriousness of rape related issues are sometimes touched on in Ekta Kapoor's soaps. “An area Kapoor...

Sri Lanka: On Media

groundviews on the allegations against media and the comeback. “Stating there were clear attempts to stifle free media and the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka, Sunanda went on to...

South Asia: Holi, Wedding excess, Bollywood, Snow, Bus etiquette, ordination of children

Happy Holi to our readers. The Hindu Spring festival of colors is one of the most popular traditional festivals in India and Nepal. South Asia Biz reports that the Indian...

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