Stories about India from October, 2007
India: All for a passport
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: Being a Muslim
Known Turf on a brief history of the self, exploring Islam, perceptions and identity.
India: Child Labour
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
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
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
Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.
India: On Palampur and neglect
myHimachal on the lovely city of Palampur, neglected by the Tourism department in the state.
India: Inter-faith Marriages
Sunny Days responds to a comment that appears to oppose inter-faith marriages.
India: Women and Spirituality
The Mountaintop on spiritual literature and the indifference or denial of women's sexuality.
India: The nuclear deal and the PM
Vantage Point writes a tongue-in-cheek post on the issue of the Indo-US nuclear deal.
India: Women in Films
Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.
India: Football Stories
Pickled Politics on football in India, traditional rivalries between clubs and the current state of the sport.
Pakistan: Showtime in India
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: Pedophilia and Tourism
India Daily on child sexual harassment and the links with the tourism industry.
India: Street Sexual Harassment
Blank Noise comments on the anti-sexual harassment poster put by the Delhi Police, and how it reeks of the usual stereotypes.
India: Ladies’ Coupe
Metroblogging Mumbai on the need for “ladies’ coupe” in the suburban train system, and the winning of small battles.
Celebrating festivals, feasting and donating smiles
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: Rowling and Durga Puja
GreatBong on JK Rowling suing a “Durga Puja committee” in India for using characters from her Harry Potter series. b
First reactions to the Al Gore/IPCC Nobel Peace Prize Win
Here's a quick roundup up some of the initial reactions from the global blogosphere to today's announcement that former US vice president Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
India: To Scotland
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?”
India: In Madinah and Makkah
Indian Muslims on visiting Madinah and Makkah during Ramadan.