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 of its message.” In examining the many murals around Kingston, she wonders if “the signs are on the walls.”
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 and organizations reflecting diverse approaches to HIV-AIDS related issues. The innitiative is towards creating a repository of work, testimonies, video and photographs to be shared through their site before, during and after the conference.
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 - and his desire to go back to India after a long break in Bahrain.
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 blasts going off in various parts of the city. While the blasts, much like the ones in Bangalore were of...
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, within a twelve minute timeframe. The blasts were of low intensity and used gelatin sticks. However, a woman was killed,...
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. But they have emerged as the winners nonetheless. Lok Sabha TV drew eyeballs off the internet to engage many Indians...
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 taken place in the shadow of China's advances”.
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 otherwise known, formed this group with just one purpose in mind.
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 test before getting married. Our new Public Health Editor, Juhie Bhatia, makes her debut.
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 the attraction of Bollywood movies.
Armenia: Indian Students
Armenia Higher Education & Sciences comments on a meeting between the country's new president and the Indian Ambassador. The specialist education blog wonders if the two discussed any real issues, especially as the number of Indians studying in Armenia has steadily declined since 2006 when one student died after falling...