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Neha Viswanathan · April, 2006

City-hopping, trivia-gathering, identity-hunting. Obsessions include culture, social software, cities, literature, internet, music, history, marketplace and anything that doesn't twinkle.

I blog at Within / Without
and can be found at other CollaBlogs such as DesiPundit, Indicubed and The Sea-Eat Blog.

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Latest posts by Neha Viswanathan from April, 2006

28 April 2006

Pakistan 451 reports on more sites being blocked in Pakistan because of directives issued by the government.

India: Kaavya Tales

28 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.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction

28 April 2006

Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.

Sri Lankan: Who was it?

28 April 2006

Nittewa on figuring out whose bodies were found in Avissawella and Mulleriyawa, and some ideas on who they couldn't have been.

Nepal: Role of political parties

27 April 2006

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.

Nepal: Getting the democracy working

27 April 2006

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.”

Sri Lanka: Outside Colombo

27 April 2006

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.

India: Poetry and Blogging

27 April 2006

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”.

Sri Lanka: Apathy

26 April 2006

After the bomb explosion in Colombo Azrael's Word comments on the current state of apathy in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Homeland

26 April 2006

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.

Nepal: What it means for South Asia

26 April 2006

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.”

Nepal: Treading cautiously on democratic grounds

26 April 2006

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...

Nepal: Understanding India's Stand

25 April 2006

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?”

Nepal: Release by South Asia Forum for Human Rights

25 April 2006

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...

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