20 January 2007

Stories from 20 January 2007

Iran:Journalist banned from leaving Iran to collect prize

  20 January 2007

According to Kosoof, a freelance journalist,Taghi Rahmani, was banned from leaving Iran as he prepared to travel to Denmark on 13 January 2007, to receive a prize awarded by the local section of the freedom of expression organisation, PEN International.The journalist, who is a leading press freedom activist, has worked...

Nepal: Blogging in Nepal

  20 January 2007

Deepak Adhikari talks about blogging in Nepal – the changes over the last few years, the challenges and the presence of journalists who blog. “In the past few years, some of us in Nepal have made some visible strides in blogging thanks to King Gyanendra's clampdown on mainstream media in...

India: Motherhood and Technology

  20 January 2007

The Mad Momma on mommy blogging, technology and communication and its contribution to making motherhood a slightly different experience. “Yet here we are, tech savvy women, changing templates (!), mailing other bloggers from our blackberrys while in the labour room (yes, I know someone who was doing that), more concerned...

Nepal: Racism and India as a bully

  20 January 2007

Looking beyond the Indian blogs, Wagle Street Journal from Nepal comments on the racism and Shilpa Shetty in the Big Brother show issue with the insight of living next door to a country that maybe seen as a bully – India. “When an Indian goes to an English television channel...

India: On Pottery

  20 January 2007

Swajana posts videos on their blog of snippets of life in India. A video on pottery. “As in many other parts of the world – this art has developed a long way in India too. But simultaneously – its also maintained its roots by being done pretty much in the...

India: The Big Book and Reviews

  20 January 2007

Amardeep Singh writes on a rather long book that has reviewers writing the review without finishing it. “There seems to be something about Vikram Chandra's heavily-hyped, 900 page Bombay gangster novel, Sacred Games, that has led reviewers to publish evaluations before they've finished reading the book.”

Bangladesh: Proud to be Muslim

  20 January 2007

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying on being Muslim and being proud of it. “This image of Muslims claiming their “moderate”ness and the incessant Muslim bashing that comes from the wingnuts is poisoning the well. It has led to the notion that unless Muslims jump every time some Muslim...

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