Buzz from South Asian Blogs

Metroblogging Lahore captures the spirit of local elections in Lahore in Pakistan, commenting on the almost-indifferent attitude of Lahoris. Continuing the theme of Lahore, pakistani perspective links to a book review on the red-light area in the city called Heera Mandi. And then, there is this post about Europe's first Pakistani Film Fest in the UK.

Sepia Mutiny posts on the killing of an innocent man in London by the police. On Flotsam, KM continues the thought process and questions “Is this the Mistaken-Identity Killing Week?” .

Dilip D'Souza puts up a press release by some women's organisations in Mumbai on his blog. The press release details the nature of debate in the Legislative House on the Dance Bar Bill. Zoo Station has a post discussing Amartya Sen's new book ‘The Argumentative Indian’, and how it scores over previous attempts to explain the idea of India to a Western World. A post on The Acorn on the man who killed Daniel Pearl the journalist.

From Imtiaz's weBlog, a text and photo post detailing a demolition drive in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A collation of three news stories on Deshcalling on reaching out to young Muslims. Sadiq M. Alam links to the only site with scriptures from three religions. Unheard Voices, outlines the controversy surrounding Sarmila Bose's research on allegations on the Pakistani Army in 1971.

Blogging from Nepal, this posts puts forth the idea that the conflict in the country is fuelling the HIV situation. Activists in Nepal are arrested for raising pro-democracy slogans in Nepal.

Days Go By ponders on the fate of nightlife in Colombo in Sri Lanka, following the incidents in the city of late. LIRNEasia has an excellent post on community meeting in Polonaruwa to discuss disaster response in the context of dam safety. CSR Asia links to a report that examines issues relating to violence against Children in South Asia.

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