Latest posts by Rezwan from June, 2009
Democracy For Nepal discusses the future of the Madhesi movement in Nepal.
Teeth Maestro reports that some Pakistani bloggers launched an e-rally using Twitter in support of their national Team in the Twenty20 World Cup Final. The result was evident as #PakCricket appeared at no. 8 on Twitter trending as Pakistanis followed the game and celebrated their victory over Sri Lanka.
Sanjukta at This Is My Truth informs that “India prepares for a never before celebration of Queer Pride with events and pride marches being planned in all of the 5 metros.”
Rohini Hensman from Sri Lanka asks “why are the Vanni civilians still being held hostage?”
Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan thanks Hollywood actress and international celebrity Angelina Jolie who announced a US$ 1 million donation to help the internally displaced Pakistanis.
The New Horizon criticizes the comments of Pinak Chakravarty, the Indian ambassador to Bangladesh, on the Tipaimukh Dam. The Indian blogger opines: “I think it is part (of) Indian policy to show arrogance against neighbors”.
“Thank you Khan sahib for sharing your wonderful music and gift with so many people,” with these words of appreciation mourns Kamla Bhatt the internationally renowned Sarod Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, who passed away on the 18th of June. Here is an interview with Ali Akbar Khan by Kamla Bhatt.
Painter, photographer and blogger Ujwala Prabhu published a photo book titled East or West, Bengal is the best! based on photographs taken over a 3 week period in India and Bangladesh.
Kathmandu Blogger writes about the unsung heroes of Nepali Weddings, the musicians.
On the 17th of June Karachi witnessed the worst power breakdown which lasted about one day. Raja Islam at Karachi Metblogs liveblogged the power outage. Doodh Patti posts pictures showing some people sleeping on pavement outside their residences to beat the heat.
Renowned photojournalist and blogger Shahidul Alam, who was arrested by Indian border guards first and later by Bangladesh police, has been released on bail and has written in his blog about the incident.
Parth Dave at The Indian World introduces an website titled One Letter A Week (ONLW) which aims at addressing socio-economic or cultural issues of India by encouraging readers to write a letter each week to the respective authorities and publish them in the site.
Pro Pakistani informs that “Pakistani netizens are posting more localized information and data to the Google’s ‘map maker’ than the web users of any of the 160 countries”.
The Bangladesh government has decided to implement daylight savings for the first time starting midnight on Friday, June 19, 2009. Expat blogger Estelle Visagie wonders how the people of Bangladesh will cope with the changes.
India, the defending champion, was out of this year's Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament early. No wonder the cricket crazy nation is buzzing with the discussion “what went wrong”. Blogbharti summarizes some bloggers’ reactions.
Doodh Patti notices that “over the past few years, Chinese and Japanese characters have increasingly appeared on Pakistani public transport as decorations.”
Dorji Wangchuk is amazed by the hospitality of the people from the rural areas of Bhutan and proposes that the urban Bhutanese should find some ways to reciprocate that gesture by helping the rural people.
Chowrangi blog calls for coordination and collaboration between volunteers engaged in the relief works for the IDPs of Swat and Malakand in Pakistan.
I love life… so I explore thinks that “mob justice may not be correct or fair, but it is effective and efficient”, especially in the context of corruption in the judiciary and police forces of India.
Even after eight years of the Nepal Royal Massacre, Nepalis are still confused what happened on that dreadful day. Maya has more on this.
Media Helping Media informs that Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned photojournalist from Bangladesh, blogger and founder of the Drik picture network has been detained by the Indian border security while working on the Bangladesh side of the border. Updates on this news are being posted in Unheard Voice Blog.