South Asia: Human rights, blogosphere, traditions, democracy, discrimination, travel and festivals

Picks from different blogs from the following South Asian Countries:


After 5 years detention in Guantanamo, one Bangladeshi (Mobarak) was recently released by the US authorities. However he was arrested again by Bangladesh Airport police for interrogation as soon as he arrived in Dhaka. Naeem of Drishtipat blog is surprised by silence of the Bangladeshi bloggers about Mobarak's case. He asks:

Are we silent because he is religious, trained at a madrassa, therefore falls outside our human rights box? Is it because we are afraid to take on cases that confront US foreign policy?

Angelmorn informs about “the Dhaka project” a wonderful initiative taken by an airhostess of the Emirates Airlines to help the under privileged in Dhaka.

Ershad Ahmed writes on the intriguing traditions and cultures of Henna/Mehendi and its importance in the Indian sub-continent.

Mezba coins a Desi Marriage FAQ For Dummies.


Diva of the Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog describes how Bhutan is dancing on its way to democracy.

Pedup is not happy with the recent bans imposed by the Bhutanese Kingdom and asks are there more?


Dina Mehta shares the discriminations faced during buying a property in Mumbai.

Jabberwock writes on the Jaipur Literature Festival 2007.

Mridula of Travel Tales from India has found the World's Highest ATM machine at Thegu (Sikkim, India).

Sujatha Bagal has some tips for traveling with children.


Neppal provides a perspective on the bloggers and blogosphere in Nepal.

Sara Isman of Nepali Experiences shares her experience of a visit to a Nepali prison.


Ayesha of Red white and Black blog discusses Pakistan premiere Musharraf's proposal for the Kashmir.

Bilal Zuberi of All Things Pakistan shares his thoughts on the possibility of promoting the low cost Bicycle Ambulance in the remote areas of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka:

Manshark describes her accounts of one day at the Galle Literary Festival.

Dimithri Perera discusses his view of sex in Sri Lanka.

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