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· January, 2008

Stories about India from January, 2008

India: Divorce and Women

Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.

Bahrain: Are Gulf Arabs Lazy?

Earlier this week the Bahraini Labour Minister Majid Al Alawi was interviewed in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, and in the interview he said that the Gulf was facing an...

South Asia: Islam and Democracy

Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.

India: NRIs and Remittances

churmuri writes on the importance of NRIs given the size of remittances that flow into the country, as compared to the FDI inflows.

India: Arun Gandhi and Anti-Semiticism

SAJA Forum on the controversy surrounding Arun Gandhi for making remarks seen as anti-semitic.

India: Madrasa Reforms and Education

Madrasa Reforms in India highlights the work of Delhi-based Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA).

India: Defending arranged marriages

Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.

India: For Booklovers

Metroblogging Mumbai does a roundup for book lovers in the city – big shops, the shops around the corner, and hawkers near railway stations.

India: Dalal Street

India Daily on the ups and downs on the stock exchanges in India – mirroring the volatility in markets worldwide.

India: Sex and 40

head start reacts to a post that seems to assume that women in India don't have a sex life after the age of 40.

Bahrain: State Acts as Religious Policeman

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif brings us the story of Maya, whose marriage in India and conversion into Hinduism led the Bahraini authorities to confiscate her passport.

India: Caste and Politics

a reader's words on the dynamics of caste and politics in Punjab, India.

India: On Breastfeeding

IndieQuill on breastfeeding, and what the fuss is all about in India.

India: Marriage and Women

Bohemian Rhapsody on the expectations in India, when it comes to women who get married – to look, behave and act in a certain manner.

Philippines: Korean English Teacher Visa Policy

Diplomats from Singapore, Philippines and some other Asian countries are critical of South Korea's new Visa Policy that bars Asians from Teaching English.

India: The Sound of Language

Lotus Reads reviews The Sound of Language by Amulya Malladi – a book that explores the story of an Afghan woman in Denmark.

India: Mandatory HIV/AIDS testing

To each its own on the rather contentious issue of mandatory HIV/AIDS testing.

India: Rewriting History

Synchori-Cities narrates an incident that leads the author to reflect on the re-writing of history.

India: A representative for the NRIs

Law and Other Things suggests that Non-Resident Indians should get their own representative in the Indian parliament.

India: Blogging and Media

A popular news channel in India had a discussion-based program on the need to regulate blogs. The charade goes on… has more.

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