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· July, 2008

Stories about India from July, 2008

India: On Capitalism

Pickled Politics on the idea of capitalism as a panacea for India being rather inadequate.

India: On Birthdays

Mumbai Magic has some lovely photographs, reminiscing about the birthday traditions specific to the author's community.

India: Apathy and Terror

Greatbong on the institutional and cultural apathy in India surrounding acts of terror – with people not pressing for political action.

Jamaica, India: Signs of the Times

The recent bombings in India trigger Jamaican blogger Annie Paul‘s memory about “one piece of graffiti by a Muslim group that had struck me with the simple force and stridency...

AIDS: XVII International Conference call for videos

The XVII International AIDS Conference will take place in Mexico City between August 3rd and the 8th, and Witness' THE HUB has a series of videos uploaded by community members...

Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India -...

India: Ahmedabad Hit By Bomb Blasts

With barely a gap of 24 hours since the attack in Bangalore, another terrorist attack was witnessed today in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat with sixteen...

India: Bomb Blasts in Bangalore

Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka, was hit by bomb blasts a few hours ago. Reports suggest that seven bombs went off in various parts of the city,...

India: To Jaipur

Try the Chai goes to Jaipur, India and describes the place known as the “Pink City”.

India, Pakistan: Going to India

Ramblings goes to India, and has a wonderful and unique post on the Pakistani perspective.

India: Co-eds and Convents

Bohemian Rhapsody on the the value of getting educated at a co-ed over a convent school.

India: On the Death Penalty

Law and Other Things on the Indian Supreme Court redefining the death penalty and life sentence.

India: A Trust Vote, and a Nuclear Deal

It’s not time yet, for the ruling party to gloat over their sensational yet marginal victory over the ‘Indo –US Nuclear Deal Issue’ which has long haunted their very existence....

Indian investment in Africa, in the shadows of China

Benin Mwangi at the Cheetah Index writes about Indian investment in Africa, which “in the West we don't hear that much about […] because so much of this growth has...

India: Iranian queer couple

Iranian Queer Foundation on the case of a gay Iranian couple who are waiting in India to be resettled in Canada.

India: All about the Theatre!

A bunch of IT professionals, with a hectic weekday schedule, are keeping themselves busy even during the weekends. They have been smitten by the theatre bug. ‘Rebelz’ as they are...

India: Should Pre-Marital HIV Testing Be Mandatory?

In an attempt to lower HIV rates, the Indian state of Maharashtra introduced a controversial proposal earlier this year, which would make it compulsory for couples to undergo an HIV...

India: Married in the Gulf

Achelois writes a poignant post on young South Asian women who marry men in the Gulf and end up losing their identity.

India: Minority Educational Institutes

Reality Check India on the issue of reservations for students from minority communities in certain educational institutions.

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Bollywood Magic

From St Vincent and the Grenadines, Lullabies, Fairy Tales and Other Self Delusions sees Jane Austen through an Indian film director's eyes—that's when he begins to realise he can't resist...

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