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· May, 2006

Stories about India from May, 2006

Sri Lanka, India: The other side of LTTE

  31 May 2006

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 were mainly looking for shelter and food and there was never a shortage of that in the village.”

Demystifying Tamil as a language and a person

  31 May 2006

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. For those who don't like reading pages and pages, google current has it all. From “what is Tamil” to “the...

India: Shivaji Market in Pune

  30 May 2006

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 wheat, and finally at the exit a gaggle of bangle wallas.”

India: Women and Helplines

  29 May 2006

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

  29 May 2006

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 other.

What do Bloggers say about Rural India?

  28 May 2006

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 say about the issues that are not typically middle class or about urban India. Dilip at Death Ends Fun in...

India: Art and Fear

  26 May 2006

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

  25 May 2006

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

  25 May 2006

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, without any connotations of hierarchy.”

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

  25 May 2006

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 brings to light the hidden lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslims and goes where the silence has been...

India: The Musical Bloggers

  24 May 2006

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 done online. Everybody works from their own place that is in different parts of the world.” The songs can be...

India: Through Goa by train

  24 May 2006

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

India: Collaborative Spaces

  23 May 2006

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 this space to further ones political views? I am not sure, in my view No we don't. If there really...

Images from South Asia

  22 May 2006

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 with the chatter of cameras and flickering of the flash; the result is an amazing array of images from Kerala...

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