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· November, 2006

Stories about India from November, 2006

India: Why he won't fly that airline anymore

Dateline Bombay on rude airline staff and why the one of the best airlines in India will lose its grip. “So you can have the best technical staff, the best...

India: Cornershops in the era of big retail stores

Wal-mart's entry in India along with other big retail plans elicits quite a few reactions from those who feel it might threaten the traditional kirana stores (cornershops). The Indian Economy...

India: A city named Madras (or Chennai)

DesiGirl at My Word! muses on Madras (now Chennai), on how the city has room for the new and the old with its own unique charm. “The old and the...

India: Gandhigiri, Hinduism and the Media

Ambimama reflects on reactions to a popular actor being tried in the court of law under charges of terrorism and a religious leader being tried for murder, drawing links political...

Pakistan, India: Governance in Azad Kashmir

The Glasshouse comments on the state of governance and lack of telecommunications in Azad (Free) Kashmir. “It was shortly after the earthquake that I learnt that the so-called president, prime...

DRC: Insurrection in North Kivu

UDPS Liege wrote yesterday (Fr): “According to the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC), fighting resumed this Monday morning at Kasengezi, about 20 kilometers from Goma. UN troops from India...

India: MSN and Windows Live Report on Blogging

An MSN and Windows Live Report on Blogging in India has some reactions. A post at India Daily that highlights the findings. Dina Mehta has doubts about the methodology.

India: A popular actor and public memory

A popular actor who was charged under an act to prevent terrorism is partially let off the hook. World of India! on public memory and law. “The actor has been...

Africa: Africa's economies

Eliesmith writes about the 2006 African Development Indicator, “According to the report, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa have retained their dominant positions on the...

India: Caste and reservations

National Highway on caste matters and reservation. “But if a ‘meritorious’ person like him could achieve so much in life despite such hardships, why do we need reservations at all?...

India: A writing exercise

Caferati has a writing exercise that asks writers to write from the other side of the fence. “It could be a poem extolling child labour. A monologue from a necrophiliac....

India: On Butterchicken in Ludhiana

Chandrahas is impressed with Pankaj Mishra's book – Butterchicken in Ludhiana. “Reading it this week for the first time, I was struck both by the smoothness of its style –...

India: The NRI Marriage and Dowry

A blogger at Together We Bond shares a heartbreaking story of a marriage that fails because of the husband's demand for dowry. “Then came the expectations. He wanted $25000 from...

Trinidad & Tobago, India, Pakistan: In praise of cricketers

Mani sings the praises of West Indies cricket superstar Brian Lara, in the wake of the lightning-fast 216 runs he scored in the recently concluded 2nd Test against Pakistan. India's...

India: Photographing Allahabad

the shad king finds himself in Allahabad and shoots some dazzling photographs of the city. A glimpse of the pace, the traffic, the river and the people. “It was definitely...

India: Karva Chauth, women and their husbands

The Mad Momma reflects on the ritual of Karva Chauth – a fast kept by married women to pray for their husbands to live long. “Does your husband not love...

China: India

Been a busy week for Chinese President Hu Jintao, first in Vietnam and now in India, and just what for? asks Hexun blogumnist Liu Dingcai: 胡哥访印度可以学什么 What can big brother...

India: Statues in Chennai

Metroblogging Chennai on the politics of statues in public areas in the city. “The noise associated with the removal is directly proportional to their caste association, that is how much...

India: The war with China in 1962

Kamla Bhatt has a podcast with a Professor who teaches at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. “Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan talks about the events leading up to...

India: Bad Roads and Good Economy

Atanu Dey links the importance and contribution of infrastructure (in this case good roads) to economic development. “He believed that because India was an underdeveloped economy that the roads were...

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