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· April, 2008

Stories about India from April, 2008

India: Rongali Bihu Festival

  29 April 2008

Anita Bora of Just a little something blog was in Assam during this year's Rongali Bihu and posts some photos. Rongali Bihu Festival takes place on the onset of the Assamese New Year and is celebrated with food and dance for several days.

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PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

  26 April 2008

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from six locations worldwide in seven different languages worldwide to be viewed through internet, television or cellphones with one unique purpose: to make each other know about the lives of others and focus on what makes us similar, instead of what makes us different and let us work together towards peace.

Bangladesh: Cheerleader trouble

  25 April 2008

The new cricket league – IPL in India has its share of teething troubles. One of them being the imported cheerleaders that some politicians find too vulgar for their taste. More at a bengali in TO.

India: A Goddess in Mumbai

  23 April 2008

A photo essay on Mumbai Magic – “In Mumbai, a small community from Andhra Pradesh worships the Goddess Mariamman every summer, seeking protection from smallpox, chickenpox and all forms of disease.”

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India, Sri Lanka: Temple Festivals on both sides of the Palk Strait

  22 April 2008

Temple festivals are an integral part of life for Hindu Tamils, across the countries they live in. The following photo essay captures a few moments of these festivals. From Rakwana in Sri Lanka, a temple car festival in photographs by ‘Irakuwanai’ Nirshan. One of the focal points of the festival...

India: History Carnival

  15 April 2008

varnam presents the fourth Indian History Carnival – a collection of posts related to Indian history and archeology.

India: Bride's side

  14 April 2008

of this and that on the heavy weight of patriarchy that forces the families of brides to foot the wedding bills and more.

Egypt: Wet Bathroom Floors

Kim, an Indian living in Egypt, notices a lot of similarities between the Indian and Egyptian ways of life. She writes: “A couple of my friends Americans/Europeans who have married Egyptians have mentioned a couple of times that they cannot fathom how bathroom floors in Egypt are always wet. As...

India: Tibet, the Olympic Torch and the Dalai Lama

  11 April 2008

In this week's roundup of virtual India we look at Tibet in India. Next week the Olympic torch arrives in India. First, Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia pulled out, and now Supercop Kiran Bedi has pulled out. However, well-known Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be carrying the Olympic torch writes enga....

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