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August / September 2006

Salman Minhas 1950 - 2006


The-south-asian turned six in July. The sixth anniversary issue is dedicated as a tribute to  Salman Minhas - a regular and an enthusiastic contributor to the-south-asian - who passed on in April 2006. This issue is a compilation of articles he wrote for the-south-asian.

Trained as a Software/Technology specialist, his interests were not limited to his field of specialisation. He was equally at ease writing on Optical Networks as he was on Sufism, or architectural heritage or the cotton textile industry of South Asia. His last desire was to trek to Concordia and view the moonrise and sunset at K2.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, he studied at Aitchison College, graduated from Government College and proceeded to Berkeley, California, for a degree in Engineering, and then on to Essex for his Masters, where he specialised in Artificial Intelligence.

Salman had worked for the Saudi American Bank, Saudi French Bank and Sprint (USA), and was currently running his own company 'Information Engineers' in Lahore.

A true aesthete, he will be remembered for his intellectual sophistication, keen wit, kindness and helpfulness towards all - and his relentless thirst for knowledge.


Articles on Business/Technology

 B2B - Part I

B2B - Part II

Optical Networks I
Optical Networks II

Role of Internet in South Asian development

Technology and investment in US stock markets

Security & Trust in Internet banking

 Telecom & software - trends & future in South Asia

China & India - major players by 2025

Pakistan - IT Markets
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV



Special Sections 

South Asian currency
exchange rates

the-south-asian data bank

South Asian Woman


Between Heaven and Hell

Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh



August/September Contents 

Sufis - wisdom against

 Sufi poet saints

 50 years of mountain

 Interviews with:
 Ajaz Anwar
Iqbal Hussain
Kamil Mumtaz

 Heritage cities:
 Taxila Dharmrajika
 Bhera - Part I
Bhera - Part II


Cotton - the fibre of

Cotton textiles of
 South Asia

 Handlooms & Dyes

 Hiran Minar


 Lahore Gymkhana




 the craft shop

 the print gallery

 the art gallery


 Between Heaven and Hell

  Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in


From the past issues

The First People of south Asia

The Jews of India

The Parsi Community of India

Modern Art in Pakistan

Elephant polo in Nepal

... and many more



Tibetan medicine

Ayurvedic spas of Kerala


Optical networks

B2B - Efficiency & Profits

Reinventing India

Internet in South Asian Development