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· October, 2007

Stories about India from October, 2007

India: All for a passport

  31 October 2007

30 in 2005 on applying for a passport at the Indian High Commission in London – the long queue, clueless people and the general bureaucracy.

India: Child Labour

  30 October 2007

Atanu Dey raises some questions about banning child labour, especially relevant in the context of recent media reports about GAP sourcing its clothes from vendors who use child labour.

Burma: Internet and the Monks

  29 October 2007

Sacred Media Cow on how the Junta controlling the internet may have actually helped the Burmese monks. “The little fragments of information that did manage to get through got elevated to a level of ennunciative power that would not have existed had the internet not been shut down.”

India: Book Review, The Indian Clerk

  23 October 2007

Jabberwock on David Leavitt's The Indian Clerk – “In essence this is a fictionalised account of the real-life collaboration between G H Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan in the years 1913-1919, a collaboration that led to some of the most important mathematical advances of the century.”

India: Heroines and Cinema

  23 October 2007

Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.

India: Women in Films

  17 October 2007

Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.

India: Football Stories

  16 October 2007

Pickled Politics on football in India, traditional rivalries between clubs and the current state of the sport.

Pakistan: Showtime in India

  16 October 2007

Stand up comedy and music talent shows in India have had some Pakistani participants and they've met with great success. All Things Pakistan on the trend, with some interesting insights in the comments space.

India: Ladies’ Coupe

  15 October 2007

Metroblogging Mumbai on the need for “ladies’ coupe” in the suburban train system, and the winning of small battles.

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Celebrating festivals, feasting and donating smiles

  15 October 2007

Last Saturday Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan. Abul Kalam Azad a Chennai blogger shares his experiences. His children eagerly distributing festival sweets to friends and neighbours, His youngest daughter preparing a project detailing Ramadan with her non-muslim friend's help. Azad ponders...

India: To Scotland

  11 October 2007

typos, gravity and other mishaps on a visit to Scotland.”…wonder once in a while who looks after all the sheep. They're pretty well-behaved and everything, and they're generally content to graze about the aforementioned gigantic but incredibly beautiful land mass, but who takes them home at night?”

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