Remember when the war in

Remember when the war in Afghanistan started? Every weblog, it seemed, had something to say about it. Every news website led with the story. Every TV news programme covered it to the exclusion of most other things. Every newspaper had it on the front page.
Now there is a serious fear of nuclear war between India and Pakistan. If that kicks off, it’ll make the war in Afghanistan seem fairly small-scale, certainly in terms of the loss of human life – estimates vary between three million people and 21 million people killed (that’s equivalent to one-third of the population of the UK).
And yet, hardly anyone seems to be talking about it, certainly in weblogworld. I’ve just checked half a dozen English-language Indian weblogs, and nobody mentions it – not once. They seem more concerned with cricket and football.
This worries me. When people are actively concerned with something there is discussion and debate, which tends to moderate the actions of politicians and decision makers.
I’m going to try and find more sources of online information in the next few days (I may even set up a special page for it) – both traditional news sites and less-traditional sources (if I can find English language versions). More soon.
In the meantime: Pakistan News Service; Times of India.