· September, 2007

Stories about India from September, 2007

India: In Ladakh

  27 September 2007

Feringhee has snippets from her stay in Ladakh. From Yaks to shopkeepers.

Chak De India – Go For It India

  27 September 2007

Chak De India (Go For it India) is a Bollywood film that was released last month, and what an impact the film has on the pysche of Indians. In India Chak De India has become a magic mantra of sorts and Indian business schools are thinking of including the film...

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

  25 September 2007

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along its economic viability, the debate has been focused on the nature of Adam's Bridge. Is it a geological formation, or...

India: Classical Music

  24 September 2007

30 in 2005 attends a seven hour Indian Classical Music Concert and comes back very happy.

Pakistan: The Twenty20 Final

  24 September 2007

A thrilling final match at the Twenty20 World Cup between India and Pakistan. Kaleidescope liveblogs the entire match in two parts – Part 1 and Part 2.

India: NTR, MGR and Adulation

  20 September 2007

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the culture of adulation and comparing the cases of two contemporaries in different states.

Free Speech Roundup: Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India

  19 September 2007

For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. In Russia, the 23-year old LiveJournal blogger, who wrote a fictional story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison for "falsely warning of a terror threat." In Pakistan, access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com has been blocked again. And Mumbai's police are planning to install keystroke loggers in cyber cafes.

India: On “Movements”

  18 September 2007

Siddhartha Shome on new social movements that “claim to represent the “people” – the downtrodden Indian masses, without, however, subjecting this claim to the test of democratic elections”

India: Silk Road

  17 September 2007

Tabula Rasa travels along the Silk Road and blogs it. Day 9 and 10 here.