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· April, 2008

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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