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Neha Viswanathan · March, 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 March, 2008

Bhutan: On Democracy

Freedom in Bhutan on the recently conducted elections in the country, and the idea of “openness” in democracy.

Pakistan: Women and Honour

Five Rupees on the case of a woman who is trying to escape being killed for her family's honour – bringing to light issues of women's status in a society...

Nepal: Tibet and protests

United We Blog! on why the government in Nepal should allow peaceful protests for the cause of Tibet, even if their political stand on the issue is different.

Nepal: Law enforcement

Bahas explores the idea of a “culture of impunity” – the legacy of poor law-enforcement in Nepal.

Pakistan: A new accountability bureau

Changing up Pakistan analyses the newly elected Government's decision to set up a brand new Accountability Bureau.

Sri Lanka: Politicial activism and Second Life

ICT4Peace from Sri Lanka comments on the new International Justice Center on Second Life and explores if the idea of political activism on Second Life can actually work.

Pakistan: Updating the Azaan

Five Rupees from Pakistan thinks that the traditional way of calling the faithful to pray – the Azaan is a bit outdated.

Nepal: Tibet, China and India

Nepali Netbook on the ambiguity of Nepal's response to the issues of Tibet and China.

Bangladesh: On Wilders’ Fitna

a bengali in TO has a look at Geert Wilders’ Fitna and finds it unimpressive and amateurish even for a rant.

India: Right Wing and Films

La Dolce Vita takes a closer look at Geert Wilders, a Dutch right wing parliamentarian who is in the news for making an anti-Islam film.

South Asia: Anti-Islam film

Voice of South on a controversial anti-Islam film made by a member of the Dutch parliament.

Pakistan: On Dictatorship

All Things Pakistan on the idea of democracies that don't quite live up to their promise, and the alternative – a dictatorship.

Bangladesh: Remembering a genocide

The 3rd World View and Mash write about an online initiative called the Bangladesh Genocide Archive – an attempt to document various testimonies, memories and articles of the events of...

India: Releasing a leopard

Kalyan Varma photographs a leopard that was caught by the forest department, and was subject to much harassment.

India: Tibet and the Media

The Acorn rips apart an editorial in a major Indian newspaper on the issue of Tibet.

South Asia: On Tibet

Pickled Politics on the reactions of various countries on the issue of Tibet and China.

Bhutan: More on elections!

Freedom in Bhutan on the outcome of the elections, and a quick look at the winners.

Bhutan: A new government

Whatever Matters!! on the recently conducted elections in Bhutan, the results and the huge voter turnout.

Maldives: Youth and Drugs

Power to the People from Maldives asks why youth in the country turns to drugs, and an interesting discussion follows in the comments space.

Bhutan: Elections!

Visit Bhutan on the first National Elections in Bhutan – with pictures from the author's polling station.

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