Stories about India from April, 2008
India: Cricket without substance
After watching a cricket match of Indian Premier League in Chennai Kartik Kannan comments that its “all fun and no substance”.
India, Pakistan: Review of ‘Khuda Ke Liye’
Pass the Roti on the Left Side reviews the internationally acclaimed Pakistani movie ‘Khuda Ke Liye‘ (For God's Sake), which was recently released in Indian Theaters.
India: Rongali Bihu Festival
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.
India: Food in Bolivia
30 in 2005 goes to Bolivia and samples the culinary delights.
India: Teaching them about reservation
nanopolitan on how the school textbooks in India deal with the issue of reservations.
PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th
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.
India: Education and Schooling
Sudipta's Life takes a closer look at one's schooling experience, to explore what is wrong with the education system.
Bangladesh: Cheerleader trouble
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 different tax for women?
Ultra Voilet from India makes a case for women to be taxed differently by the government.
India: A Goddess in Mumbai
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.”
India: Drying clothes and the planet
A wide angle of view of India on the culture of drying clothes on a line, and why it's far more environment friendly than using dryers.
India: Cricket and the IPL
Clipboard Conversations on the Indian Premier League cricket matches that have just started.
India: Train to Bangladesh
My deliberations on a new train service between India and Bangladesh.
India, Sri Lanka: Temple Festivals on both sides of the Palk Strait
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: Nepal, Maoists and the Media
Straight Angle on the communist inclinations of a national newspaper in India that celebrates the Maoist victory in Nepal.
India: History Carnival
varnam presents the fourth Indian History Carnival – a collection of posts related to Indian history and archeology.
India: Postcards and Sugar
An accidental brush with a postcard from 1940 sends Windy Skies on a quest for sugar and other memories.
India: Bride's side
of this and that on the heavy weight of patriarchy that forces the families of brides to foot the wedding bills and more.
India: Nizam of Hyderabad
HelloJi on the Nizam of Hyderabad in India who made it to the Forbes’ All Time Wealthiest list.
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
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....