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Neha Viswanathan · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Pakistan: Lahore in 1947

Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.

Nepal: Supporting Obama

United We Blog! from Nepal voicing support for Obama in the presidential elections.

Bangladesh: Islamic banking and jargon

a bengali in TO is rather annoyed with all the jargon that accompanies Islamic banking, and puts forward a list of questions on interest, incentive and money.

India: Divorce and Women

Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.

Sri Lanka: Communication and Participation

Moving Images, Moving People! comments on why it is essential for development agencies to actually practice the idea of participation when communicating.

Bangladesh: Democracy and Investment

Unheard Voices explores the link between levels of investment and democracy in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: No space for burials

Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.

Sri Lanka: Draconian censorship!

Free Media Sri Lanka on how the Defense Secretary openly states that he is in favour of draconian censorship and criminal defamation.

Sri Lanka: Travel, TV and Military

groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.

Nepal: Madheshi and Federalism

Bahas on the issue of Madheshi movement in Nepal – perhaps becoming a separatist threat rather than a federalist struggle.

South Asia: Islam and Democracy

Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.

India: NRIs and Remittances

churmuri writes on the importance of NRIs given the size of remittances that flow into the country, as compared to the FDI inflows.

India: Arun Gandhi and Anti-Semiticism

SAJA Forum on the controversy surrounding Arun Gandhi for making remarks seen as anti-semitic.

India: Madrasa Reforms and Education

Madrasa Reforms in India highlights the work of Delhi-based Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA).

India: Defending arranged marriages

Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.

Pakistan: Interview with Dr Ayesha Siddiqa Agha

The Pakistani Spectator interviews Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha, an independent security analyst and strategic affairs expert and the author of a controversial book on Pakistan's military.

Bangladesh: Dowry and Women

Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.

Pakistan: State of the economy

Green Views on the state of the economy in Pakistan – a rather positive picture.

Nepal: Smile!

Nepal Smiles aspires to get together three hundred photographs of smiling Nepali children by the end of 2008. :)

India: For Booklovers

Metroblogging Mumbai does a roundup for book lovers in the city – big shops, the shops around the corner, and hawkers near railway stations.

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