South Asia: Marriage of Convenience, explosion of Hindi blogs, time for a regime change, women in the Middle East

The latest buzz from different South Asian blogs:


After a visit to an old age home in Kolkata Sadiq M. Alam of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts thinks just as children, old people are the most beautiful people on planet earth.

Adhunika Blog is vocal against the marriage of convenience, which is common in settled marriages.

Rehan of BangladeshWeb Blogs depicts how Bangladesh is surviving against all odds with its 140 million people and still sustaining a GDP growth over 6 percent.


JazzyYaris of Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog asks why Bhutan's civil institutions are so poor.


Kafila Blog describes the explosion of Hindi blogs and the impact they are having in Indian blogosphere.

Sudhansu in Desicritics critically analyzes the E-commerce and Payment Gateways in India and comments it should come of age.

Blowing in the Wind says chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal has blood on his hand as police fired on villagers in Nandigram, more than 100 km from Calcutta to diffuse a protest by the villagers to stop their eviction. The government is trying to clear a huge area to build a special economic zone.


The Glasshouse analyses why the Chief Justice of Pakistan was removed by the president.

Kashif Aziz of Chowrangi wonders whether it is time for a regime change in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka:

Groundviews, a Sri Lankan citizen journalism initiative reports the maltreatment of journalists by security forces in Jaffna.

Niro of a week in Sri Lanka sheds a light into the state of the Sri Lankan women in the Middle East.

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