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Neha Viswanathan · September, 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 September, 2006

Bangladesh: Theatre

imperfect world 2006 points out to a review of theatre in Bangladesh. “He discusses, amongst other things, theatre as a tool of protest and theatre as an expression of resistance....

India: Child Marriage

Even as Child Marriage is illegal in India, parts of India continue the practice of child marriage. Especially on certain auspicious days when the practice intensifies. A flickr photo set...

Nepal: Women in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in Nepal just got a bit more gender neutral according to Legal News from Nepal. “The spouses of female judges of the Supreme Court can now go...

Pakistan: Lahore Fort

A history tour at Metroblogging Lahore. “Hathi Pol was built by Shah Jahan in 1632. It was meant to be exclusively used by elephants carrying the royalty. From this splendid...

India: Project Why

Online fundraising can be rather creative. Ammani invites readers to give her three random words, so she can weave a tale out of it and the reader can donate to...

India: Discussing feminism

Hip Hop Grandmom discusses feminism. “When we talk of equal rights for men and women what exactly do we mean? I know of a family a young couple where the...

India: Education and English

The government in Karnataka flexes its muscles by quoting a specific rule and shutting down schools. More at the Indian Economy Blog – “The point of contention behind closing the...

Nepal: Politics and Talks

United We Blog! rounds up the political situation in Nepal, including the progress of talks. “Both sides couldn’t agree on the king’s position in the interim constitution and how to...

Sri Lanka: What the papers say

Sri Lanka's Daily Papers analyses the news as carried by the various newspapers in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Islam and the Media

Who represents Islam? Is the Media focusing on the few within the religion who protest as opposed to those who may have different opinions? Rezwan on the reporting of radical...

India: Blank Noise and the Media

Known Turf on taking back the streets in India, what the The Blank Noise Project is doing about it, and how the event was covered by the media. “For instance,...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and Pakistan

LankaWatch on the politics of playing one country against the other in the sub-continent by the LTTE. “LTTE has only managed to paint itself into a corner – the same...

Nepal: Death of a dignitary

The government reacts differently to people's death. If you're a dignitary, the nation might get a few days off says United We Blog! “I don’t want to be portrayed as...

India: Polio and Children

The dreaded Polio, despite best efforts still has to leave India. Pickled Politics has more. “Health workers report that the cause is a rumour circulating that the vaccine is in...

India: Agriculture and the Government

Recursive Hypocrisy on what really ails Agriculture in India. “To start with, there simply isn't any real investment in technology or innovation in this area. Farm credits, crop insurance and...

India: Politics of Chikungunya

Nandhu Sundaram on the disease that appears to have taken over quite a few cities in India thanks to mosquitoes. Chikungunya. “Are private and government hospitals recording the names and...

India: Flashing on a flight

Sakshi appears to have had a horrible journey out from Heathrow. Looks like even our flights are not too safe for women.

Sri Lanka: LTTE and Funds in the UK

Lankawatch reports on fund drives in the UK by LTTE. “Intimidation and threats are being made to ensure the Tamil community to donate funds for the final war plus the...

Pakistan: Khyber Pass Railway

The Khyber Pass is the stuff of colonial stories and legend. Light Within on the Khyber Pass Railway. “Construction restarts in 1920 and the section from Jamrud to Landi Kotal,...

Nepal: The relevance of Democracy

Maila Baje reacts to survey findings on perceptions of democracy in Nepal. “:On the other hand, were the survey participants skewed – deliberately or otherwise – heavily in favor of...

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