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

Pakistan: The Business of Football

  11 June 2010

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 China.

India: Of food tales and recipes

  11 June 2010

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

  10 June 2010

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: Conflict in Meghalaya

  9 June 2010

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

  9 June 2010

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 for framing of better mental health policies.

India: The art of swearing

  9 June 2010

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 repartee, a talent for coining puns and aphorisms, and of course, analogies’.

Indian Diaspora: Going traditional in Raleigh

  8 June 2010

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) as is traditional in South India. Maddy shares with us his interesting experience of doing a traditional puja in North...

India: Not yet decolonised

  8 June 2010

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?

  7 June 2010

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 8 former UCIL officials for negligence in the large-scale, Bhopal gas leak tragedy. Bloggers react.

Nepal: Extending the Constituent Assembly

  7 June 2010

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 political parties,  extended its own term by one more year. Blogger Raktim Nepali however feels all of this is much...

India: Travel tales from Binsar

  7 June 2010

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

Bangladesh: Desiring a Shantiniketan

  6 June 2010

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 of trying to do so, the government should focus its energies on the betterment of the existing universities of Bangladesh.

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