Rezwan · December, 2008

Latest posts by Rezwan from December, 2008

India: Media to Self Censor

  18 December 2008

Über Desi comments on the news that a conglomeration of India’s leading news agencies agreed on a guideline to prevent media debacles in the future. The Indian TV media were much criticized for their role during the 60 hour Mumbai siege by terrorists.

Community Maps For Pakistan

  18 December 2008

Dinakar writes on the community map making efforts in Pakistan: “Surprisingly Pakistan cities are being rapidly updated by the community, how on earth can we imagine that we have an accurate digital map of a Pakistan city; this was only possible through the community initiative.”

India, Pakistan: Asking for ‘proof’ only to deny them

  17 December 2008

Diganta at Horizon Speaks posts videos broadcast in a Pakistan News Channel which show that the captured Mumbai Terrorist Kasav is from Pakistan. He comments: “They are asking for ‘proof’ only to deny them. The purpose of getting the proofs from Pakistan was only to remove them quickly.”

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Keeping in the dark

  17 December 2008

On December 16, 1971 the Pakistan army in Bangladesh unconditionally surrendered to the joint Indian and Bangladeshi forces. Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying unravels the false reality created by the military regime using media in the last days of united Pakistan to keep general Pakistanis in...

South Asia: Desi Podcast

  16 December 2008

Pass The Roti On The Left Hand Side introduces Radiostan, a monthly radio show for the Desis, also available as a podcast in many formats. Radiostan brings you the pulse of Desi culture; featuring interviews, performances, and discussions with the pundits, players, and politicos that influence the South Asian American...

Maldives: Presence in Flickr

  15 December 2008

Unique Maldives is a Flickr group dedicated to images of or from Maldives only. So far it has more than 1100 members and more than 17000 photograph entries. Similar groups on Maldives in Flickr are Networld – Connecting Maldives and Simply Maldives.

Sri Lanka: Capturing Killinochchi

  15 December 2008

Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different criticizes the Sri Lankan Army's ongoing efforts to gain control in Killinochchi and warns Sri Lankans of dire consequences.

India: The Terrorist's Last Victim

  14 December 2008

Sepia Mutiny analyzes the media reports on the family of the detained terrorist of the Mumbai terror attack and comments: “His own mother is often a terrorist’s last victim.”

Pakistan: Crack Down On Militants

  12 December 2008

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports: “On Thursday, Pakistan moved to ban the Jamat-ud-Dawa, the Islamic charity organization that has been linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, the militant group that many believe were responsible for November’s attacks in Mumbai.”

India: Recession In Marriage Market

  12 December 2008

According to Über Desi the slowdown in the economy in many parts of the world is also affecting the marriages in India as demands for Non Resident Indian (NRI) grooms plunged.

Bangladesh: Alliance Of Convenience

  12 December 2008

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the regrouped political alliances in Bangladesh targeting the general election at the end of the month: “these are alliance of convenience to grab the power rather than alliance of ideologies.”

India: Betrayed By Own Democracy

  12 December 2008

“We feel betrayed by our own democracy,” comments an Indian Jew while sharing the pain of the loss of the Jewish community during the recent Mumbai terror attacks.