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Aparna Ray · June, 2010

I am a researcher who loves to travel across Myriad Spaces and highlight stories from South Asia. Passionate about cultures, people and issues related to ICT4D, governance, community, gender and social inclusion, you will find me ever willing to engage in a good conversation over a steaming cup of tea. I have also served as a volunteer representative on the Global Voices Board of Directors.

You can find me on Twitter at @aparnaray

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Latest posts by Aparna Ray from June, 2010

India: A Special Day for the Son-In-Law

In India, Bengali mothers-in-law traditionally celebrate, with great fanfare, an occasion/social custom called jamai shashthi - a special day for their jamai [son(s)-in-law].

Bhutan: Caught up in the World Cup fever

Jurmi Chhowing at “iamDrukpa” looks back with fondness at France'98 which heralded the coming of satellite dishes to Thimpu.

Pakistan: The Business of Football

S A J Shirazi at Light Within discusses how Pakistan, which once supplied ‘85% of the total world demand for high-quality hand-stitched inflatable balls’, is losing business to India and...

India: Of food tales and recipes

Food fiction and chocolate brownies – a delectable combination. Bong Mom at Bong Mom's Cookbook, pens a touching tale of  a birthday entwined with some delectable sweet dish recipes.

Pakistan: Playing cricket online

Yousuf Rafi offers feedback on Howzat – an online cricket game made by Pakistani students which, according to him, is ‘a complete package of fun, enjoyment and time pass’.

India:Taking responsibility for the Bhopal disaster

Dilip D'souza at Death Ends Fun is bewildered by some of the reactions to the Bhopal verdict and writes that the blame for the travesty of justice in Bhopal lies...

India: Conflict in Meghalaya

Dinesh Wagle pens an in-depth analysis of  what he feels are the reasons behind the ever-widening conflict between Khasis and Nepali migrant workers/Gorkhas in the North-Eastern Indian State of Meghalaya.

Pakistan: Seeking sanity

Fatima Ajmal in a post at Teeth Maestro points out the need for greater awareness regarding mental health in Pakistan, removal of social stigmas associated with mental illness, and calls...

India: The art of swearing

Rimi takes a humorous dig at contemporary use of language and swear words. She writes, pen dripping nostalgia, of days gone by when swearing was a ‘smorgasboard of wit, quick...

Sri Lanka: Mass graves are nothing new

MCM Iqbal at Groundviews tells us why he feels that unearthing of mass graves in Sri Lanka fails to surprise any longer, and that more such discoveries cannot be ruled...

Bangladesh: In search of a soulmate

“Do you believe in soul mate?” asks Sadiq Alam in an introspective post on his blog Inspirations and Creative Thoughts.

Indian Diaspora: Going traditional in Raleigh

In Raleigh, blogger Maddy and his family, on becoming new home owners, decide to do a Ganapathy homam (a Hindu religious ceremony or puja, performed before starting any new venture)...

India: Not yet decolonised

Ram Bansal at India in Peril tells us why he feels that housing colonies for government employees is a ‘modern form of colonial rule’.

India: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Verdict – too little too late?

More than 25 years after India's worst ever Industrial disaster, a court in Bhopal has pronounced a guilty verdict on the Indian arm of Union Carbide (UCIL) and also convicted...

Nepal: Extending the Constituent Assembly

Unable to meet the 28th May deadline for drawing up a new statute for Nepal, the Constituent Assembly, riding on a 3-point political deal made by the 3 most represented...

Pakistan: A new budget is announced

At All Things Pakistan, blogger Adil Najam discusses the recently announced national budget for 2010-2011.

Bangladesh: Predicting the future of democracy in South Asia

Blogger jrahman explores the question “what is the future of democracy in South Asia?” through a demand-supply analysis.

India: Travel tales from Binsar

Shalini Koli takes us on a delightful trip to Binsar (a beautiful Himalayan destination in the State of Uttarakhand, India), at the travel blog

India: Weaving stories with pictures

Arun at The India Travel Blog teaches us how pictures can be effectively used to tell a story.

Bangladesh: Desiring a Shantiniketan

Can Bangladesh copy the vision of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore and set up a Shantiniketan in the country? Badrud Doza, on his blog An Ordinary Citizen, writes that instead...

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