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Latest posts by Neha Viswanathan from April, 2006
The issue of author Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarising has prompted quite a few posts in the Indian Blogosphere. Among others Flotsam, India Uncut, Falstaff and Sepia Mutiny have a say.
Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.
Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying links to an interview with President Musharraf of Pakistan and provides commentary on the side.
Nittewa on figuring out whose bodies were found in Avissawella and Mulleriyawa, and some ideas on who they couldn't have been.
The challenges for the political parties in Nepal has increased. Bahas on the role of the parties and other stakeholders in the changing political scenario.
Voices of sceptics rise. United We Blog! on “…celebrate the victory of people where the people ‘talked and showed’ they are still skeptical on politicians’ commitment to constituent assembly and republic.”
Portrait comments on how the news focuses on what happens in Colombo and ignore what happens outside of the city. A very interesting discussion is ongoing in the comments space.
Bribe Rates for Delhi has an account of bribe paying at the Indian Customs.
Reflections on poetry and blogging at River's Blue Elephants. River talks about identities of poets, the world of hypertextuality and “the permeable boundary between selves and machines”.
After the bomb explosion in Colombo Azrael's Word comments on the current state of apathy in Sri Lanka.
Legal News From Nepal on the legal status of the MPs in Nepal in the context of the changing political environment.
Returning to the countries we come from. Mezba on living in the MidEast, South Asia and Canada. The racism, quality of life and job opportunity confusion all thrown in together.
Pickled Politics on what the current events in Nepal mean for the rest of South Asia. “An insurgency has forced an autocratic ruler to give power back to the people. What if others try the same in their countries? I bet President Musharraf is apprehensive.”
Megha writes on violence against women and lists out signs to watch for. (Trigger: Violence)
After almost three weeks of protest, King Gyanendra of Nepal has agreed to restore parliament. The King had dissolved the lower house of the Parliament in 2002 because the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government had apparently failed in the peacetalks with the Maoists . Events unfold in Nepal...
The dilemmas of being a young working woman in India Iat genderbenders.
Democracy For Nepal on the reaction of Maoists to the political developments in Nepal.
Nepali Netbook on India's stand on the situation in Nepal – “History is instructive here. Remember the Delhi Compromise of 1951 under which Jawahar Lal Nehru constructed the platform for King Tribhuvan, B.P. Koirala and Mohan Sumshere Rana to work out their differences?”
Drishtipat has a post with a release by the South Asia Forum for Human Rights on the developments in Nepal and the duties of various stakeholders - “It will not satisfy the demand for the establishment of a true democracy in the country, for the fulfillment of which the nation...