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· October, 2007

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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