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· March, 2006

Stories about India from March, 2006

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very...

India: Sexual harassment in the Media

Don't trust the Indian Media on the instances of sexual harassment within the media sector, and how the issues go largely unreported.

India: MicroFinance turns sour

Fractured Earth on how Micro Finance in Andhra Pradesh is taking a dangerous route with extremely high interest rates.

India: Workers left on the streets

A huge store shuts down, and leaves its workers on the streets. Saakshi reports on the closure of AkbarAllys.

India: Bangalore calls

Kamla travels around Bangalore and comments on the infrastructure, politics and issues that are crucial for Bangalore as it grows at breakneck speed.

India: In search of flowers

Windy Skies in search of the “Night Queen” – a flower that is intoxicatingly fragrant in the Western Ghats.

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

India: The city of Djinns

Amardeep Singh on William Dalrymple's book on Delhi: City of Djinns, by far one of the most compelling narratives that weaves Delhi's history and present together.

India: Chennai blogs

After Mumbai, Chennai (Madras) is the second Indian city to get it's own MetroBlog.

India: Polio

Balancing Life on polio in the subcontinent - “It remains a major problem in 9 countries. What’s common between them all? Extremely high populations living in relatively squalid conditions, in...

India: Forget the public school

A recent post on the Freakonomics blog on a 10 year old Indian boy writing in, sparks a post that talks of government schools being uniformly worse than private schools...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of...

India: An artist and her art

The Middle Stage on the art, life and times of Amrita Sher-Gil. “Half-Indian and half-Hungarian, of aristocratic lineage, she was born in Budapest and brought up in the Hungarian capital...

India: Arranged Marriage of another kind

Just a little something, on a new service called MarryGold, which says – “‘Marrygold’ intends to help professionals above 25years of age, who do not have much time to focus...

India: Why Commonwealth?

In the context of the Commonwealth games, Karmadude looks up the history of Commonwealth and isn't too sure why India should be a part of this any longer.

India: Infrastructure Blues

Even as India's presence on the IT map gets stronger, Bangalore's infrastructure gets worse. Scenes from the street from India's IT capital.

India: The high profile protest

What kind of protests end up grabbing the media's attention? Vikrum on the visibility of some high-profile protets.

India: Sexual harassment

The Commonwealth Games begins with the news of a person on the Indian contingent being held for sexually harassing a woman. More at Blogpourri.

India, Pakistan: Vintage Car Rally

myHimachal Blog on a vintage car rally in the Himalayas that starts in Pakistan and goes on into India.

Commonwealth Games

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

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