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 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
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
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: 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 other.
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 say about the issues that are not typically middle class or about urban India. Dilip at Death Ends Fun in...
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, without any connotations of hierarchy.”
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 brings to light the hidden lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslims and goes where the silence has been...
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 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
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 this space to further ones political views? I am not sure, in my view No we don't. If there really...
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 with the chatter of cameras and flickering of the flash; the result is an amazing array of images from Kerala...
India: Reservations – Photographs and sarcasm
The reservation issue in India is still burning. Photographs, opinions and some sarcasm.
India: Stock Market Index on Trampoline
The Bombay Stock Exchange seems to have been jumping on a trampoline today. The ups and down of a single day captured at Don't Trust the Indian Media.