Stories about India from August, 2006
A blog to collect facts on blogging records in India at Limca Book of (Blog) Records.
This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes us back to the 15th century which was the start of another globalization era....
Nanopolitan on the recent move in Kerala on promoting open source and Linux in public institutions and how the issue is being fused with a rather disconnected one of the ban on Coke and Pepsi in the state.
30 in 2005 on the phenomenon of more Indian tourists in the UK. “And these are not just salwar kameez and saree aunties who have come to look after their children/ grand-children. These are bona fide tourists. Backpacks, cameras and sneakers. All the way from India.”
Trivial Matters has a wonderful post on street art in India. “The question now arises that are the best and the brightest advertisers in India really the guys working in AC buildings behind their Macs or the street artists who dream up exciting graphics which are then rolled out on...
A recent controversy surrounding the move to make the singing of the National Song compulsary has had some minority groups protest. Indian Muslims on what the issue with singing the song – Vande Mataram is all about.
Recursive Hypocrisy on the God of Encroachment in Chennai – Vinayaka. Where every few feet you stumble into a a tiny temple. Power and boundaries in a secular country defined by how many temples one can make.
While racial profiling of some passengers may have contributed to their being detained in Amsterdam has bothered quite a few people. Dhoomketu writes about insensitive travellers and Govindraj remembers another flight journey where some passengers created quite a commotion.
#1: Maika's Blog on Haitian Food: "Griot" (pronounced: greee-yo ) a popular Haitian original. Which is fried pork shoulder accompanied with a spicy hot as habanero cole slaw like condiment called “Picklese” (s pronounced like a z). And served with a side of fried flatten green plaintain "bunan passe" (...
Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.
Autorickshaws in the sub-continent not only carry passengers, but social messages and mudflap art. A fascinating flickr set of mudflap art.
BlogCamp 2006 is around the corner and Dina has a brief note on things as they are so far and what needs to be done.
Festivals come by the fistfuls in India. One festival that involves the immersion of idols in water is the one to worship Ganesha. Metroblogging Bangalore has a wonderful photo-feature of a village that makes idols of Ganesha.
A restaurant with the strange (and seemingly offensive) name of of Hitler's Cross is in the news these days. Amit Varma on how the law shouldn't play a role in the issue.
The death of a music maestro – Ustad Bismillah Khan evokes poignant tributes and posts, one of them being Falstaff's Bidai. (Farewell)
Dina reflects on her experiences as a participant at the BlogHer 2006 conference.
The High Court's intervention has made Cable operators in Mumbai shut access to many channels. The issue? Indecent exposure on the Telly. India Uncut has more.
A photo post on the dargah in Mahim, Mumbai. A few days back some people reported that the sea water had turned sweet in Mahim, resulting in a wave of people drinking the water from the sea.
Rashmi Bansal explores the economic opportunity and possibility of increasing car sales in India for a particular brand.
What is India? How do you define it? Tigers, bollywood, masala chai, technology, food, old India and new India, English etc. etc.?
Confused of Calcutta talks of how financial journalism runs in the family, the decline of Clive Street as the centre for finance and on collaboration online.