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· May, 2006

Stories about India from May, 2006

Sri Lanka, India: The other side of LTTE

Kiruba on the other side of LTTE – “Back then, they were the good guys. The village folks were sympathetic towards their struggle and generally gave them good support. They...

Demystifying Tamil as a language and a person

What is Tamil? For some it's a language, for some it's a religion, for the uninitiated, wikipedia to the rescue. There is of course also the the Wikipedia in Tamil....

India: Shivaji Market in Pune

thecookscottage has a photo-post on Shivaji Market in Pune. “There is a little shop for Irani and Parsi specialities, another for dairy and Jain foods,a third for rice, lentils and...

India: Sugercane and Memories

Anil spends some time in a place full of sugarcane and memories in northern Karnataka.

India: films, cricket and monsoons and more…

This was yet another hectic week in India...bloggers wrote about films, cricket, monsoons etc, etc...

India: Women and Helplines

Smita has a positive experience with a helpline for women, as some fellow passengers in the bus seem to need more than just gentle nudging.

India: Media and the bias

Just how balanced is the media when it comes to reporting on some issues? Abi discusses how a new channel appears to ignore one set of demonstrations while highlighting the...

What do Bloggers say about Rural India?

While reading different blogs, I have often read that in India blogging reflects a very middle class mindset. So, I thought even if it is true what do Indian blogs...

India: Office 2007

Kingsley takes a closer look at Office 2007 and comments on User Interface, features and quirks.

India: Art and Fear

The proposed exhibition of MF Husain's paintings in London has caused a security fear. Pickled Politics on the threats of fundamentalists. The comments space yields an interesting debate and discussion.

Bangladesh: Labour issues continue

An update on the textile workers strike in Bangladesh, along with a recommended letter to the Bangladesh Ambassador or High Commissioner in your country at imperfect world 2006.

India: Caste and Census

The Nanopolitan wonders why caste is not included in the demographic data collected for the Indian census. “In a caste-agnostic India, ‘caste’ would just be another dimension of one's identity,...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

India: The Musical Bloggers

Collaborative blogging and now collaborative music. Blogswara bring out music in three languages where “Everything is done by the bloggers themselves. Lyrics, Music, Orchestration, Vocals, Recording and Mixing. Everything is...

India: Through Goa by train

Windy Skies takes a trip on Konkan Rail through Goa and has a lot to share on things seen and felt through the journey.

“Twas an action-packed week for Indian bloggers: financial meltdown, reservation quota and the Da Vinci Code controversy etc. etc.

Bloggers penned their thoughts on a whole range of subjects from the stock market crash to Sherlock Holmes...

India: Collaborative Spaces

How does one effectively use a collaborative space? Wicked Angel has some thoughts on some collaborative spaces being used for personal agendas – “Do we have a right to use...

India: How India Got Its E-Porn

The Great Bong recycles an older post on how porn can drive technology, and the demise of a once famous desi (South Asian) porn site.

Images from South Asia

For my first post on Global Voices I decided to look beyond words and instead look at the subcontinent through the lens of another. Photoblogs in South Asia are abuzz...

India: Reservations – Photographs and sarcasm

The reservation issue in India is still burning. Photographs, opinions and some sarcasm.

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