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South Asia: Listening to the Blogs

BANGLADESH:
Downloading music from the Internet, a new blogging platform and a model-turned entrepreneur helping the local artisans and weavers are some of the topics that bloggers of Bangladesh are writing about.
Salam Dhaka has some pointers on where to look for Bangla music on the Internet. Adda writes about the winds of change in South Asia, and Bangladesh in particular. He writes about a Norwegian company's introduction of a blogging platfrom in his country. Razib has an interesting story about Bibi Russel, a Bangladeshi model turned designer, who works with local artisans and weavers of Bangladesh.

BHUTAN:
Read about the largest book in the world. Bhutan is fast becoming a hot travel destination and here is Aaron's description of Bhutan, while Amelopsis has beautiful visuals of this land-locked country tucked away in the Himalayas.

INDIA:
Should it, or should it not…Bangalore or Bengaluru? This South Indian city famously known as “Silicon Valley of India,” may get a new name and that has become an interesting source of debate among Indian bloggers around the world. Amardeep has a nice round-up about on this hot topic button.
Food is big in South Asia and here are some interesting pictures and blogs from India. A picture speaks louder than words, and here are some mouth-watering image of Gujrati food , while MyDhaba talks about fixing fish the India way. Read why Supersaps feels that all Indian food does not taste the same.

NEPAL:
Nepal and cricket, somehow those two words don't go together when you think of this Himalayan state. Guess what Nepal has a cricket team. Uzwal has a post about it. Oliver writes about the current political situation in Nepal.

PAKISTAN:
If you needed a visual and update on what is the latest mobile PDA making the rounds in Pakistan read Go2Net posting. Saj Shirazi has a fascinating travelogue about Chillas, a small town nestled in Northern Pakistan, which was one an important post for travellers, including Marco Polo. Fiona has a visual and an account of the famous Khyber Pass. Ramla of Karachi Metroblogging has a Google Video link about Karachi, and this slide show comes complete with music and some of you will recognize the Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan singing.

SRILANKA:
Relief for Sri Lanka highlights 11-year old Rebecca's contribution to the Read Write Sri Lanka Project. Phil Bogle shares some wonderful pictures of Sri Lanka.

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  • Sri Lanka: Condemnation of Weerawansa’s hate speech

    The Free Media Movement (FMM) is seriously alarmed by the statements made in parliament on 1st February 2006 in parliament by the Propaganda Secretary of the Peoples Liberation Front (JVP) Mr. Wimal Weerawamsa, inciting hate against the Editor of the Sunday Leader, Mr. Lasanatha Wickremetunge.

    Basing his statements in response to a report published by the Sunday Leader on an alleged terror attack on Colombo by the LTTE, the Secretary branded Mr. Wickrematunge a traitor. In a context of virulent verbal attacks against political opponents and an escalation of politically motivated violence and crime, these statements are disturbing for the opportunities they create for corroding of media freedoms in Sri Lanka.

    Full Story: http://freemedia.wordpress.com/2006/02/03/condemnation-of-weerawansas-hate-speech

  • Sri Lanka: Condemnation of Weerawansa’s speech

    The Free Media Movement (FMM) is seriously alarmed by the statements made in parliament on 1st February 2006 in parliament by the Propaganda Secretary of the Peoples Liberation Front (JVP) Mr. Wimal Weerawamsa, inciting hate against the Editor of the Sunday Leader, Mr. Lasanatha Wickremetunge.

    Basing his statements in response to a report published by the Sunday Leader on an alleged terror attack on Colombo by the LTTE, the Secretary branded Mr. Wickrematunge a traitor. In a context of virulent verbal attacks against political opponents and an escalation of politically motivated violence and crime, these statements are disturbing for the opportunities they create for corroding of media freedoms in Sri Lanka.

    Full Story: http://freemedia.wordpress.com/2006/02/03/condemnation-of-weerawansas-hate-speech

  • EPIC 2014 is a flash video created by Robin Sloan, which main purpose is to cleverly depicts a time line of the growth of the Internet and how Google slowly, but surely develops or purchases technology that is around the entire spectrum’s of the social Web. As the video begins:

    “In the year 2014, The New York Times has gone offline. The Fourth Estate’s fortunes have waned. What happened to the news? And what is EPIC?” http://epic2014.blogspot.com

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