South Asia: 2006 in review

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006:


Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with law enforcement authorities killing 300 of them, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2006, an average of 9.69 persons per day, according to the survey report of the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission. Bangladesh Talk reports that 329 Muslim families from north Arakan state of Myanmar fled to neighboring Bangladesh in 2006, marking a greater exodus than 2005.

The 3rd world view writes that the year 2006 was a successful year for Bangladesh Cricket. The other remarkable event for Bangladesh was Dr. Muhammad Yunus getting the Nobel peace prize. Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind retrospect on the various events in Bangladesh in 2006. Ershad Ahmed posts some pictures of Bangladesh that represent the event and day-to-day life of Bangladeshis.


Offstumped looks back on the fames and shames of Indian politics and Media in 2006. The bloggers had some role to play in it. The Middle Stage categorically short lists from the Indian books published in 2006. Readers were also encouraged to mention their books of the year. A Point of View reviews mostly Indian classical music that reigned in the year 2006.

Amodini's Movies lists top 10 Indian movies of the year. Indicast picks the best and the worst stories of the year in their year end podcast episode.


United We Blog retrospect on the politics of Nepal in 2006.


All Things Pakistan puts up a poll to find which events and trends from 2006 are most likely to leave a lasting impact on Pakistan politics and society. See the results to find out the winners. Shirazi of The Light Within lists top ten posts of the Pakistan blogosphere.

Sri Lanka:

London, Lanka and Drums hosts the Sri Lankan intensive 2006 blogging awards. Many interesting voices from Sri Lanka can be found from here. TV and Radio Sri Lanka looks back at an eventful 2006 in Sri Lanka on the television and radio media front. Sri Lanka Politics names 2006 as a blood-spattered year for Sri Lanka because of the ongoing war between Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE rebels.

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