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· February, 2007

Stories about India from February, 2007

India: On Islamic Banking

Cuckoo's Call on the tenets of Islamic Banking. “Very few people know what Islamic banking is or what interest-free economy means. Only some devout Muslims who try to adhere strictly...

India: Quattrocchi in Argentina

Varnam on the politics played to avoid extraditing a man who could end up ruining the reputation of some very important people. “Remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? The middle man for Bofors...

India: On Paan Waalahs

Swajana has a video post of a paan waalah. (Paan seller). “Theoretically a Paan can be compared to an after dinner mint, but culturally it plays a far more significant...

India: India as a destination

the shad king on the discovery of India becoming a destination for people other than nirvana seekers. “There is a significant population of Ethiopian immigrants in Washington DC, a vast...

India: Dealing with Delhi

Feringhee on dealing with Delhi. “I don't see why people grouse so much about Delhi, but then, I have never had to live, commute and work here. As a stopover...

India: On Duty

The Delhicate Constitution on duty and politics. “On the other hand you may say that you have been placed there because the majority of people have faith in your decision-making,...

Hindi Blogoshere: Going Places, Tag Epidemic & Indibloggies!

Sorry for the late update, I've been busy off late & then went to a weekend holiday, so wasn't able to do my fortnightly roundup of the Hindi Blogosphere. So...

Pakistan: Online freedom of speech as collateral damage?

This flash animation is converted from the Powerpoint Presentation made by Dr Awab Alvi for “The Battle for the Internet.” conference (His presentation can be viewed here-original file .ppt)  ...

India: On Corporate Political Responsibility

The Indian Economy Blog on corporate political responsibility. “But where are the think-tanks, the public policy schools, the social science research endowments and sponsored professorships? To its credit, corporate India...

Bangladesh: Celebrating the Mother Language day

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language...

India: On maps, thumbs and sexual harrasment

Known Turf on a recent exercise with the Blank Noise Project. Helping map experiences of street harassment in Delhi. “This was the idea. Mapping the city. Getting women to fill...

India: In conversation with Ameen Sayani

Kamla Bhatt Show talks to a living legend – Ameen Sayani in her podcast. “Legendary broadcaster Ameen Sayani talks about his early days, his brother Hamid Sayani and Bournvita QUiz...

India: On the Indian Television Industry

To Each Its Own points to the launch of a new blog – DesiDabba. “It is an effort to be your one-stop guide into one of the world’s most lucrative...

India: Microfinance in Rajasthan and Maharashtra

Trivial Matters has a wonderful photo-essay on rural microfinance and microenterprise in Rajasthan. “The women inside of the mud walled room are filled with a new found sense of empowerment:...

India, Pakistan: 66 people killed on the “Peace Train”

66 people were killed on the Samjhauta Express with homemade bombs last night. According to Wikipedia, The Samjhauta Express is a bi-weekly train — Tuesdays and Fridays — that runs...

India: A broom seller

Swajana profiles a man who sells brooms. “Once a family business has been started it will very likely be handed down from generation to generation. Our video here is about...

India: A positive peace

Cuckoo's Call on building positive peace between the Hindu and Muslim communities. ‘Positive peace’ is rooted in shared recognition by Hindus and Muslims of the all-round destructiveness of the communal...

From Lebanon to India

Respect for the rule of law is what separates Lebanon from India, according to Lebanese blogger Ms Levantine.

India: Traffic Signal disaster

Cribber has a video of a traffic signal that badly needs some intervention from the government. “This particular traffic light is on the crossing of D3 Vasant Kunj crossing. The...

India: On Valentine and Culture

A little sarcasm and great humour by the Great Bong on Valentine's Day and people “protesting” Western Culture. “An assault party from the Sawarana Samaj Party started hurling IEDs (improvised...

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