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· December, 2006

Stories about India from December, 2006

India: Going back to Cochin

Pooja Malpani goes home to Kerala after a year and a half, and already, things are a little difference. “The whole scenario seems so chaotic with a 2 laner being...

India: On the GV summit

National Highway, who attended the Global Voices summit in Delhi, has some thoughts to share.

India: Music Season in Chennai

Suraj is in Chennai (Madras) as the music season peaks in the city. “What expectations would you develop if your first day of the music season starts off with a...

Africa/India: overcoming differences

Inktus, a Ugandan blogger in New Delhi, India, writes about “overcoming differences and behaving as global citizens of one world.”

Guadeloupe, India: 152nd Anniversary of Tamul Hindus’ Arrival

Atout Guadeloupe announces (Fr) that Guadeloupeans of Hindu Tamul origin celebrated the 152nd anniversary of their ancestors’ arrival in Guadeloupe on Dec. 24. Says the feed: “Hindus arrived after the...

India: Community Video Unit and Dalits

Reflections in a window pane on the power of video and overcoming oppression. “When the use of Video by a team of six Dalits, working for a Community Video Unit,...

India: The day MGR died

Metroblogging Chennai remembers the Christmas Eve of 1987, when a famous politician died. “The size of the crowd was unimaginable – hundreds of thousands of people. The driver had to...

India: Compulsory HIV Testing

The Life and Times on compulsory pre-marital HIV testing. “Andra Pradesh just called for compulsory HIV testing before marriage and everyone seems to agree that this is a violation of...

“India Should Become a Model for Africa”

At Le Blog de PKJ Agency, Frederic Kingue Johnson reports (Fr) the thoughts of Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, a former senior manager at Microsoft and CEO of Genesis Futuristic Technologies: “Bonjawo...

India: The glory of strikes

Random thoughts of a demented mind on enjoying a Bandh (strike) in West Bengal. “Postponing a bandh? What kind of lunacy is that? Don’t people understand that the bandh needed...

India: The Martial Race

Amardeep Singh on the myth of martial races in colonial India. “And recently I've been reading a book on the Gurkha regiments, (Byron Farwell's The Gurkhas), and after reading a...

India: Reservations and Muslims

Indian Muslims on exclusive spaces in Higher Education for minorities. “I do not support exclusive schools and colleges for a particular community because they just are a blow to the...

India: A monastery in Zanskar

It isn't has wonderful photographs from Zanskar of a monastery called Phuktal. “The monastery, which belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, has a history which dates back...

India, Haiti: Matrimonials

India-based Haitian blogger NatifNatal ponders (Fr) India's matrimonials. Whereas in the West, she says, people fall in love and then marry, “here you marry the one your parents chose along...

GV Summit Delhi '06 Session Four: Tools and Technology

The room is alive with post-coffee buzz, as this session, led by Salam Adil and Preetam Rai, tries to get under the skin of the tools and technology that would...

GV Summit Delhi ‘06 Session Three: Language and Translation

David Sasaki has put together a remarkable session on translation at the Global Voices conference. It begins with a conversation led by John “Feng 37″ Kennedy in Chinese between the...

GV Summit Delhi '06 Session One: GV's Past, Present, & Future

In the first session of the Global Voices '06 summit, co-founders Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman looked back at where Global Voices has been and forward to where it is...

India: Surviving Budget Airlines

Dateline Bombay has a post with tips on surviving India's budget airlines. “And its not the time factor only. Be ready to confront bawling babies, stressed out mothers, countless parents...

Madagascar: Samoosa? Sambosa? Sambos?

Mad de Madagascar delves (Fr) into the history that brought samoosas (however spelt and prounouced in the region) to the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius) from India. The blogger then...

South Asia : People, Prayers, Movies and Politics

The latest buzz from different blogs from South Asia: Bangladesh: - Mezba of a Bengali in TO, a Bangladeshi expat living in Canada describes why is it beneficial to sacrifice...

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