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  South Asian Media Net. A news and views portal.
Japan with 155 votes, Bahrain with 142 votes, South Korea with 139 votes and Pakistan with 114 votes were elected to the 47-member council.
South Asian Policy Analysis (SAPANA) Network is a non-partisan, South Asia-wide research and policy analysis network and is expected to play an influential role in guiding discussion, analysis and policy both in South Asia and outside the region.
In 2007, SAFMA, a network of South Asian journalists and media practitioners, aware of the political nuances of the region and sensitive to the demands of the new media age, felt the need to cultivate a new generation of South Asian media persons.
www.southasianmedia.net   (543 words)

 Nirvana Media- South Asian - South Asian Media
Nirvana Media is a South Asian Media Agency locacted in Bay Area, California.
We are the best bridge you can find to connect the multinationals with South Asians and for American business to connect with India and South Asians world wide.
Nirvana Media will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies targeted at South Asian and South Asian American and American audiences for promoting Nascent Jewels Brand in America.
www.nirvanamedia.com   (675 words)

  South Asian Health Project - Vision & Mission
South Asian Health Project (SAH Project) views healthy life and access to medical care as a right and as an issue of social justice.
As an emerging community-based health initiative, SAH Project vision includes all individuals of South Asian origin are provided equal opportunity to be healthy in mind and body as well as to a high quality of daily living.
SAH Project aims to achieve health equity for individuals of South Asian origin through individual and community empowerment.
www.southasianhealth.org /Vision.aspx   (283 words)

  South Asian men suffer more urinary problems than white men but are less likely to seek help
South Asian men have more urinary problems than white men, but are only half as likely to seek help, according to a study of just under 8,000 men published in the September issue of the urology journal BJU International.
South Asian men were approximately two to three times more likely to suffer from issues like urinating frequently, needing to go urgently, suffering from incontinence and having to get up to urinate at night.
South Asian men form the largest minority ethnic group in the UK and the authors argue that further work is needed to break down the barriers that prevent them from seeking help when they have urinary problems.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-09/bpl-sam091306.php   (627 words)

  South Asian American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Asian Americans are Americans who can trace their ancestry to the Indian subcontinent, often known as South Asia.
South Asian American is considered a subgroup of Asian American.
Many South Asian Americans trace their ancestry to countries outside South Asia, which their ancestors had migrated to from India during the British rule.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Asian_American   (376 words)

 Asian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom and Anglophone Africa, the term "Asian", though it can be used to refer to the continent of Asia as a whole, is more usually associated specifically with people and cultures whose origin lies in South Asia: that is, modern-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (see British Asian).
In the US Census, the term Asian refers to all of these peoples, whether their racial origins are in the Far East (East Asia), Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
Some believe that the idea that "Asians" form a coherent cultural group is outmoded and therefore the term should be replaced by the use of separate terms for each Asian cultural or geographical group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian   (929 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> South Asian Literatures
Although the treatment of homosexuality is rare in South Asian literatures in either the ancient or the contemporary period, the South Asian diaspora has recently produced a number of gay and lesbian writers.
South Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, is a spectacular mosaic of many cultures, ethnicities, religions, languages, and traditions.
It is in the literature of the South Asian diaspora, especially since the mid-1980s, that a visible and vocal gay and lesbian tradition has begun to emerge.
www.glbtq.com /literature/south_asian_lit.html   (790 words)

 Family support for South Asian communities: a case study
In focus group discussions, South Asian parents expressed the view that family stress and breakdown were more common in their communities than was often perceived by professionals and the wider public.
Though there were specific cultural and religious issues, comments from South Asians about their family difficulties were in many ways similar to findings from other research involving white families.
South Asian women were positive about initiatives and programmes that could reduce domestic stress and prevent family breakdown.
www.jrf.org.uk /knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/d50.asp   (1931 words)

 SAWNET: South Asian women's organizations
South Asian Network is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political community based organization dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of South ASians living in Southern California.
The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA) is a group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad, and Kenya.
SAWERA (South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance) is a resource referral for local South Asian women in need; it will aid victims of domestic violence and help newcomers network with the rest of the community.
sawnet.org /orgns   (4175 words)

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We can no longer teach South Asian Studies as a foreign subject, but we must view it as a form of ethnic studies, much as Jewish studies has been taught in ways that are not dominated by either world-civilization or antiquarian concerns, or by a location in the Near East.
South Asian diasporic intellectuals tend to be located in departments of English, of comparative literature, of women's studies, and the like, in which they teach subjects such as cultural studies, postcolonial literature, or Third-World women.
South Asian American youths also need to learn about their culture in ways that are not hemmed in by parochial concerns.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/sagar/fall.1994/rosane.rocher.art.html   (5891 words)

 SAJA Stylebook
A war-torn country in south central Asia to the northwest of India, west of Pakistan and east of Iran.
Among the winners with a South Asian connection are: V.S. Naipaul, "In a Free State" (1971); Ruth Praver Jhabvala, "Heat and Dust" (1975); Salman Rushdie, "Midnight's Children" (1981); Michael Ondaatje, "The English Patient (1992); and Arundhati Roy, "The God of Small Things" (1997).
South India also includes the union territory of Pondicherry, which includes the enclaves of Mahe (bordered by Kerala and the Arabian Sea), Karaikkal (bordered by Tamil Nadu and the Bay of Bengal) and Yanam (bordered by Andhra Pradesh and the Bay of Bengal).
www.saja.org /stylebook.html   (9961 words)

 South Asian and "Model Minority"
This was an early example of the intersection of race and class in the lives of South Asians in the U.S., which was to have profound implications for the fashioning of the "model minority" discourse in the twentieth century.
Consequently, immigration from South Asia was reduced to a trickle, and, until the mid-1960s, the very small South Asian presence in America remained marginal and largely invisible.
Expulsion of South Asians from East Asia and dwindling demand for labor in the oil-producing region around the Persian Gulf combined with increased economic transformations and political instability in South Asia to furnish the push factor of this migration.
academic.udayton.edu /race/01race/model03.htm   (1184 words)

 ANS: South Asian Coin Cabinet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Society's South Asian collection includes the coins of the Indian subcontinent, of Southeast Asia as far as the Philippines, and certain ancient Central Asian coins.
Central Asian dynasties, including the Indo-Parthians, Sakas, Kushans, and Hephthalites, are included in the South Asian department.
The Society's Southeast Asian collection includes coins from Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia (Vietnam, whose historical coinage was in the Chinese tradition, is in the East Asian department), as well as the island nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
www.amnumsoc.org /collections/cusasia.html   (482 words)

 A Routledge Journal: South Asian Popular Culture
South Asian Popular Culture is an interdisciplinary journal designed to respond to the growing interest in South Asian popular culture within the different subject disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
'South Asian popular culture' is defined in a broad and inclusive way to incorporate lived and textual cultures, the mass media, ways of life, and discursive modes of representation.
South Asian Popular Culture is of interest to cultural, media, and film studies, as well as social geography, history, diaspora studies, postmodern and postcolonial theoretical formulations, and contributions are invited from these fields.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/14746689.html   (473 words)

 VDARE.com: 06/22/04 - Bad News About Those South Asian Model Immigrants
South Asian immigrants who entered in the 1960s and 1970s are the real economic stars of this group.
One study, by the University of the Pacific’s Dr. Bruce LaBrack, reports that as early as 1980, 11 percent of South Asian men and 8 percent of the women living in America were physicians.
Of the remaining (non-MD) South Asian males, many were trained in cutting edge technologies, which are in great demand, such as computer science and physics.
www.vdare.com /rubenstein/south_asians.htm   (617 words)

 SAWNET: Health Issues for South Asian women
Cancer incidence in Asian immigrants to Australia was studied; interestingly, the rates of most types of cancer, while lower than in native born Australians, were closer to this group than to rates in the countries of birth.
They also find that mean waist-to-hip ratios were higher in the South Asian group than in the European group, and in each group was correlated with glucose intolerance, insulin, etc. (Abstract and reference) Abdominal fat distribution among non-diabetic South Indians was found to be similar to values in white populations.
South Asian immigrants to Britain have a significantly higher incidence of tuberculosis than white people, and Hindus seem to be at a much higher risks than Muslims, a fact that the authors wonder if it might be related to a vegetarian diet.
www.sawnet.org /health   (4271 words)

 Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
South Asia and the Middle East combined are home to more than a quarter of the entire human population, with India the most populous country (at over one billion) and the Maldives, another South Asian country, being the smallest (at about 300,000).
Many publications on South Asia and the Middle East are contained in the South and West Asian division of the Asian Library, administered by Shyamala Balgopal.
The Undergraduate Minor in South Asian Studies approved in August 2001 and serves the needs of undergraduate students interested in combining professional or other disciplinary training with a focus on the culture, society, history, and languages of South Asia.
www.uiuc.edu /providers/psames/home.html   (1165 words)

 The Hindu : Opinion / News Analysis : Can the South Asian region do it too?
Like South Asia, this region has been the scene of major conflict, with Vietnam having had to fight long and hard against the French and the Americans to become a sovereign, united nation.
At the November 12-13 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Dhaka, South Asian leaders made the usual noises about the benefits of regional cooperation and the need to advance towards a South Asian Economic Union.
South Asia's leadership has had to concede that for the last 20 years, they have been making mere pledges and commitments, but concrete action was still awaited.
www.hindu.com /2005/11/23/stories/2005112307381100.htm   (854 words)

 Company Policy-South Asian Holiday, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Bhutan
South Asian Holidays Group reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel any portion of the itinerary to suit local requirements.
South Asian Holidays Group is a destination management company, therefore, under any circumstances, not responsible or liable for any unforeseen situations like, accident, damage, loss, delay, inconvenience,personal injury or illness, excess luggage charges, losses incurred by rerouting, inclement weather, floods, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances are personal expenditure.
Every family of South Asian Holidays Group is insured but who is co-operating within this agreement as well as every tourist who is traveling within this agreement needs to have all the necessary travel- and health insurance.
www.southasianholidays.com /company_policy.php   (449 words)

 SAWNET: South Asian women's organizations
South Asian Network is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political community based organization dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of South ASians living in Southern California.
The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA) is a group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad, and Kenya.
SAWERA (South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance) is a resource referral for local South Asian women in need; it will aid victims of domestic violence and help newcomers network with the rest of the community.
www.sawnet.org /orgns   (4407 words)

 New America Media   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Four years after 9/11, South Asians take stock of their place in America as they deal with a rise in hate crimes, tighter immigration controls and xenophobia which have devastated some once-thriving neighborhoods.
South Asian American suicides are not just a taboo topic in the community but one that lacks research data, falling through the cracks of both Asian American and Caucasian studies.
South Asians need to speak up for themselves otherwise they will find their voices being outsourced warns playwright Wajahat Ali whose debut play on Pakistani Americans post 9/11, The Domestic Crusaders, was produced by Ishmael Reed.
news.ncmonline.com /news/view_category.html?category_id=75   (486 words)

 South East Asian Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The South East Asian Games were known as the South East Asian Peninsular Games until 1975 when the SEAP Games Federation accepted Indonesia and the Philippines as members.
The South East Asian Games intention is to rotate the hosts alphabetically by nation name which removes the politics of bidding for the games, and allows the host countries ample time to plan for their turn at the games.
Singapore is scheduled to host the next 2007 South East Asian Games, but reconstruction of the National Stadium may mean that they may not be ready to host the games according to discussion during SEA Federation meetings in Vietnam at the ongoing SEA Games.
www.internationalgames.net /seagames.htm   (4533 words)

 South Asian Federation Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The South Asian Federation Games are scheduled to start on March 29th, In Islamabad, but don't go running out to get your tickets just yet.
Pakistan, having suffered through several postponements and near cancellation of the South Asian Federation Games, which has pushed that event back from 2001 to 2004, seems to be making an extra effort to make up for lost time.
Pakistan is hosting an extraordinary session today of the SASF (South Asian Sports Federation) executive committee to set dates for the 9th SAF Games, which were postponed in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and are now to be held in 2004.
www.internationalgames.net /safgam.htm   (3020 words)

 South Asian Journal
The South Asian Journal is the first scholarly, analytical and investigative quarterly magazine that addresses most pertinent issues ranging from economy, to security, politics to culture and nature of societies to conflict of states in South Asia.
It reaches, and endeavors to reach, all those in seven countries of South Asia who matter in policy formulation processes from the leading legislators to top officials, prominent academicians to outstanding experts, influential opinion makers to distinguished members of intelligentsia and powerful representatives of business to leading members of civil society.
The Journal is being backed by the largest network of media practitioners- South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) that is a mainstream body of prominent media persons from all countries of South Asia working for peace, harmony and cooperation in the region.
www.southasianmedia.net /Magazine/Journal/advertising.htm   (427 words)

 A Routledge Journal: South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
South Asia is a refereed journal published under the authority of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia.
The South Asian Studies Association of Australia represents scholars whose interests are in the South Asian region.
Generally, it covers the countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afganistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and the Himalayan states but the disaporic nature of south Asian cultures and the supra-national influences on the region mean that the interests of scholars may extend well beyond the borders of these states.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/00856401.asp   (375 words)

 Company Profile-South Asian Holiday, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Bhutan
South Asian Holidays Group is a Tour operator and Whole seller's ground handling company with its two well established full fledge operation offices in Kathmandu, Nepal and New Delhi India and Partner Company Beijing China
South Asian Holidays is an active memeber of, Nepal Association of Travel Agents (NATA).
South Asian Holidays Group team, who will always control the standard of services and facilities on the spot.
www.southasianholidays.com /company_profile.php   (424 words)

 ESRC Society Today - RES-000-22-0334 - Understanding South Asian Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence
The primary aim of this research was to develop an understanding of South Asian women's experiences of sexual violence, including child sexual abuse (CSA), in the context of service provision.
Some support groups argue that South Asian women would seek help if they were able to disclose their experiences of sexual violence with women who understand or share their cultural practises; that this may offer a context in which women can begin to talk about sexual violence.
Further studies are being planned, one of which will study the utility of offender programmes for South Asian men, and whether existing models are appropriate for the South Asian community, where the emphasis is on the individual men rather than, say, looking at family and community contexts.
www.esrc.ac.uk /ESRCInfoCentre/Plain_English_Summaries/LLH/health_wellbeing/index580.aspx?ComponentId=13712&SourcePageId=11769   (688 words)

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