Stories about India from August, 2008
Egypt: Respecting Traffic Lights
What does people's attitudes towards crossing the road have to do with where their country stands in the world? Egyptian blogger Egyptian in the USA brings us the answer in this translation from Arabic.
India: Volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav
Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.
India: On Suggestiveness
Kafila on the random accusation of “suggestiveness” by various censors in India.
India: Cinema and Activism
Winds from the East on activism and cinema in India.
India: Kashmir and Shame
La Dolce Vita on the increasingly delicate and turbulent situation in Kashmir, with India flexing its military powers.
India: Minorities and the Government
Indian Muslims on the unequal representation of minorities in the government.
India: Mumbai Pride
Sakshi Juneja posts some pictures of the recently concluded Queer Azadi LGBT pride march in Mumbai, India.
India and Olympics
“Could India host an impressive Olympics?” asks mbjesq in Desicritics blog.
India: All about a block of ice
Indian Muslims Blog provides an insight into the ongoing agitation in Jammu region in India telling that its “all about a block of ice“. The blog also posts some pictures of a protest in Kashmir.
India: Matchmaker of the outsourcing industry
A Time to Reflect bumps into a marriage portal for the Indian BPOs (business process outsourcing employees), ‘a place to find your BPO soulmate'?
India: Stopped trains in Kerala leave passengers stranded
The following video uploaded by YouTube user peshaku shows irate commuters at the Angamali railway station in the southern Indian province of Kerala after they have been stranded due to a particular type of protest where workers cease operations. This phenomenon is called Harthal (Hartal) and it has become a constant problem in Kerala.
China: India-US nuclear deal
While anticipating a question regarding China in Katie Couric's upcoming interview of American presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain, Out Of The Way blogger Ellaconic has instead opted to look toward India and a less-observed issue, and presents a lot of background which led up to the recently-approved India-US...
India: Chengara land struggle
Sudeep's Diary analyzes the ongoing struggle for land in Chengara, Pathnamtitta district, Kerala by landless Dalits and Adviasis (indigenous people) and informs that “women are being abducted and raped, and men kidnapped in an attempt to kill the struggle”.
India: Self-made Olympic pride
Amit Varma of Indian Uncut reveals that Indian Olympics gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra got more support from his industrialist father than the Government for the preparations. He argues that instead of the Chinese state sponsored and controlled sports model, India should “lift enough people to prosperity, and the sporting...
India: Trouble in Kashmir
La dolce vita on the brimming troubles in Kashmir, with a curfew being imposed.
South Asia: For Obama
Sepia Mutiny on a popular actor of South Asian origin – Kal Penn rooting for Obama.
India: On Sports
Abhinav Bindra, who is bringing home the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India blogs about the need to encourage talent in India.
India: Monkey Trouble
pr3rna on trouble with monkeys in Delhi in India.
India: At the Olympics
Sepia Mutiny on India's first ever individual gold at the Olympics.
India: Gold at the Olympics
While India's first individual gold medal winner at the Olympics, Abhinav Bindra hasn't updated his blog about his win, comments are pouring in to congratulate him.
India: No team, only coaches at the Olympics
While the Indian Hockey team didn't make it pass the qualifiers for the Beijing Olympics, but as Smoking Signals points out, four hockey coaches are being sent.