Stories about India from September, 2008
India: The Kolu
Blokesablogin writes in Desicritics about the Kolu: “While the Bengalis begin their Pujo, many of us in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, set up ‘steps’ and have a dolls exhibition, many of them themed after stories from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Shrimad Bhagavatham.”
India: Plagiarism continues in MSM
Travel Tales from India informs of yet another case of plagiarism of a blogger´s content by an Indian popular news daily. Sudipta thinks that Bloggers should wake up and react.
India: Recent bombings and economics
Pass The Roti On The Left Side comments on the second bombing incident in Delhi in recent times: “While you can pitch this in communal terms or identity terms of various kinds.., ultimately, this is driven in my opinion by economic factors which are understood in politics through communal and...
India: Ramadan in Kolkata
Cuckoo's Call posts some photos of Ramadan in Calcutta (Kolkata).
India: Kashmir problem
ABC blog discusses India's options in Kashmir.
Jordan: Think before you Fire
Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before such decisions, or take the decision on your way to the plane and take a long vacation.”
India: Gandhi's spinning wheel or a power plant
Applied Gandhi blog reports that e-charkhas (spinning wheels), with their electricity-generating attachments would provide a means of economic independence to spinners in remote places of India.
India: Saying goodbye to TATA
DCBA comments on the issue of TATA being forced out of West Bengal in India: “This critical issue can only be solved by politicians with a commitment to India’s development and not by opportunist politicians who are just raising slogans to score quick cheap points.“
India: Shocking apologist
I love life… so I explore is shocked to hear that the CEO of an Italy-based company in India was beaten to death by a group of dismissed employees. And more shocking to the blogger was the Union Labour Minister's statement “This should serve as a warning for the managements”.
India: The road ahead for West Bengal
Sunday Posts discusses the politics behind resisting the establishment of Tata Motor's factory in Singur and the State Government's failure to resolve the problem. The blog also discusses the impacts it will have on the West Bengal state.
India: Help Bihar flood victims
To Revolutionize India informs of an innovative site to help the flood victims of Bihar, India. You just have to answer simple questions, and the sponsors will pay to the NGO on your behalf.
India, Nepal: Kosi Rivers fury
Tritiopokhkho discusses how the Koshi river, which flows from the Himalayan ranges of Nepal and flows into the plains of Northern Bihar of India, has caused massive floods in vast areas of Nepal and India.
India: Police and politics
I love life..so I explore says that in India the police allegedly keep a corrupt nexus with the politicians who shield the criminals and terrorists. But usually they are the ones under public scrutiny instead of the politicians.
India: Anti-tobacco policy
Suman Kumar criticizes the tobacco policy of India and tells that the anti-tobacco/anti-smoking policies taken by the government are not based on ground realities.
India: Economics behind terror
Diganta of The New Horizon believes that economics was also a factor in the recent Delhi bombings: “People who were in traditional business do feel deprived when they compare themselves with the common employees of knowledge industry. I feel the entire gang of people involved in the blasts are from...
India: Mobile phones help flood victims
MobileActive.org reports how mobile phones are saving lives of the flood victims in Bihar providing 24 hour connectivity to the rescuers and the marooned people.
Bahrain: Hair-raising conversation
Sous, a Swede living in Bahrain, repeats a conversation she had with an Indian woman, who after finding out that Sous was fasting told her she should cover her hair: “Swede: Well, I’m thinking to shave it all off and then that problem is solved! Indian:No!…Aren’t you married? Swede: No....
India: Victim of terrorism
Sanjukta‘s family narrowly escaped the recent bomb blast in Delhi. The first thought came into her sister's mind is that: “we have all been turned into insects, just waiting to be crushed anytime. There is no value of our lives, you never know when, where and how.”
India: Attacks on Christians
Kim writes in Desicritics on the recent communal violence in Mangalore and argues that the incident was not given proper coverage.
India: Delhi serial blasts and after thoughts
On September 13th the capital of India was rocked and terrorized by serial blasts. This is the fourth bombing incident targeting innocent people this year after Jaipur, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad. Aaman Lamba reports in Desicritics: Five bombs went off in succession in Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, and Greater Kailash I,...
India: The complex middle class
Supriyo Chaudhuri writes in his blog Sunday Posts about the Indian middle class and the complexity of its composition.