October 27, 2006

Voices from South Asia


- What does Bangladesh need now for a better future? Angelmorn has a ten point prescription.

- Rifat of Close your eyes and try to see is critic about the noise pollution in Bangladesh, especially using the loudspeakers.

- Shafiur of imperfect world | 2006 informs that many of the prominent branded products (Textile, Camera Lens Parts, Golf Shafts, Mobile Parts and Automobile Parts) are currently being manufactured in Bangladesh.

- For those who want to learn more about the 2006 Nobel peace price winner Grameen Bank and its founder Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Drishtipat has a photo essay ‘One day at Grameen Bank’.


- Kuensel online reports that Bhutan is going to hold its first ever general election in 2008. The Election Commission of Bhutan has proposed that the minimum qualification for Member of Parliament (MPs) as a Bachelors Degree.

- Norbu of Kuzu-Bhutan weblog shares his apprehension about the upcoming democracy.


- Rimi shares her experience with the Calcutta Public transport.

- Dilip D’Souza of Death Ends Fun slates the politics about distributing IFA (iron and folic acid) tablets to anaemic women in India.


- Razib Ahmed of South Asia Biz reports that the Maldives will soon have its own private TV and radio station.


- Blogger Nepal criticizes municipality staffs in the mid-western Nepal who poisoned stray dogs to death.


- Onlooker of The Glasshouse describes the latest situation of Balochistan, the troubled state in Pakistan.

- Adil Najam of All things Pakistan reports how cricket and Islam are brewing a controversy in Pakistan

Sri Lanka:

- Dhammikad of Moju Blog informs that one can hire a hit squad in Sri Lanka for less than Sri Lankan Rs. 100,000.

- Muffee of Voices in my head posts pictures of Henna art in her hand applied traditionally during the Eid celebrations.

(Crossposted in the Global Voices Online)


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