Stories about India from June, 2007
India: Forces in Kashmir
Kashmir on the excesses of the Indian security forces in the state.
India: Why women don't make the cut in Politics
IndianMuslims.In on why the Presidential candidate is in trouble. Apparently women lack leadership skills, are too candid and are easily overwhelmed by emotions.
India: Not her for President
As India gets ready for a new president, here's a take on why one of the candidates is unsuitable at India Uncut.
India: A Tamil Film in Malaysia and a Riot
The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the near riot caused by the release of a film starring Rajnikanth. “Rioting probably has become yet another ritual for the subaltern film fans in diasporic contexts to give vent to their other anxieties.”
Brazilian and Indian Doha Round Solidarity: Is it a reason for blame or a call for leadership?
A blame game seemed to start as soon as Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim and Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath walked out of the G4 talks with their counterparts from the US and the EU Thursday in Postdam, Germany. The meeting between these four key players in the World Trade...
India: Kuki Zomi Conflict in 1997
Zoram.org reflects on the Kuki-Zomi conflict in Manipur, a decade after.
India: Walk the Night
Blank Noise Project has photographs from an event “Walk the Night” in Bangalore – protesting against street sexual harassment.
Tamil Blogosphere: Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India
Back in Nov 2006, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was in India and had showered praises on India for giving shelter to displaced people from a number of countries. She also said that India's action of providing shelter to refugees from various countries, though it had needy people of its own...
India: Stereotypes and Veils
Indian Muslim Blog on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate's comments on the veils and the Mughals.
India: No Touching
A school in India bans touching, kissing or holding hands on campus. 2x3x7 on the restriction, and how it provides a great opportunity to “seamlessly blend the two great themes of adolescence – rebellion and sex”.
India: The veil and the Mughals
varnam on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate who stated that the veil was introduced to India by the Mughals.
India, Pakistan: Kashmiris and terrorists
Kashmir on the perception of Kashmiris in India and in Indian media as terrorists.
South Asia: Sir Salman Rushdie
Sepia Mutiny on knighthood and Salman Rushdie, and how the writer in the 80s was a strong critic of the British establishment.
India: On Arranged Marriages
Sudipta's Life on a discussion on arranged marriages at a rather “international” gathering.
India: Climate Change and G8
The Indian Economy Blog on India's way of dealing with the G8 talks on climate change, and why the country must take some actions.
India: Theatre in Education
Tolubommalata & Koodiyattam are few amongst the variegated theatre forms in the sub-continent. While this ancient art is slowing fading away, modern Indian theatre is taking stage. It now is not only a form of entertainment but a beacon for educating young minds. Umesh from ‘Theatre in Education’ explains that...
India: Rajnikanth Movie Mania, Bollywood and Web Analytics
It is movie mania week and it is not from Bollywood but from Kollywood or the Tamil film industry. Rajnikanth's (or Rajni) Sivaji: The Boss is slated for release tomorrow (Friday, June 15, 2007) and the hype surrounding the movie has reached fever pitch level among his fans. Rajni is...
India: The Kanchipuram Girl and other photographs
Keerthivasan from Chennai visited nearby Kanchipuram, a temple town. An avid photographer, he snapped a lot of photos but displayed only one! He did not even choose to take this photo. When he was busy concentrating on the temple elephant, a passerby with an authoritative voice demanded that he shoot...
India: Carnival of HR
Gautam Ghosh hosts the Carnival of HR, bringing posts from all over the world on issues relating to Human Resources.
G8 Summit: Is the world a better place yet?
The G8 (+5) met in Heiligendamm, Germany last week. The world's richest countries came to agreements on climate change and poverty in Africa that are unlikely to satisfy most critics of global capitalism. Global Voices has linked to comments from India, Russia, and Africa in the past week. And people...
India: Mumbai and Monsoon
Even as the government doesn't do much about its promises to make Mumbai more monsoon-safe, To Each Its Own recalls the floods in the city in 2005 and wonders if the city is going to be in trouble once again.