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· October, 2008

Stories about India from October, 2008

India: World Champion in Chess

Baithak reports that the Indian master chess player Viswanathan Anand retained his FIDE World Chess Championship title in 2008.

India: Assam blasts

India's troubled north-eastern Assam state was rocked by a series of coordinated blasts today. Praful reports that 60 people were killed and more than 200 injured. “Although ULFA’s involvement in...

India: Wikipedia Academy in Chennai

Kiruba Shankar reports that a Wikipedia Academy has been set up in Chennai, India. “It's an effort to educate people about wiki editing and to give the confidence that anyone...

India: Mangalore violence

“It has been over a month since the riots in Mangalore but the anger has not gone away,” writes Apurva Mathad at Kafila after visiting a Monastery which was attacked...

India: Solar-Powered Rickshaw

The Better India reports that a solar-powered electric cycle rickshaw had its debut in the Indian capital. “Called the Soleckshaw, it is in test run in Delhi and will be...

India: Moon mission not a waste

Thunga at Desicritics argues that India's recent mission to moon (Chandrayaan -1) is not a waste of money and resources.

India: Trekking in Sikkim

Hemant Soreng completes a journey through the Dzongri-Goecha La trek of the Kangchenjunga mountain in Sikkim, India and writes about his experience.

India: Shooting inside a bus

Hindustaniat reports that a young man from the Indian state Bihar was involved in a shootout in a moving bus in Mumbai after he threatened to kill the MNS leader...

Bangladesh, India: Things that make your children taller, stronger and sharper

Recently two advertisements of childrens food products made by Nestlé and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aired by a Bangladeshi television channel were banned in UK. The Bangladeshi private TV channel NTV (not...

India, Pakistan: Post Colonial English Language Writers

GoatMilk discusses about the post colonial English language writers in India and Pakistan.

India: Could be better

Nirmalya Nag takes a critical look at the development of India in the past sixteen years. The GDP has quadrupled, poverty has declined; but he makes a case that the...

India: Black money

DK Matai reports in intent Blog: “Surprisingly, India — still regarded as a poor country by many — has USD 1.5 trillion in Swiss banks, which is more black money...

India: First Mission to Moon

India’s first unmanned moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-1, was successfully put into initial orbit today morning. TechBanyan posts pictures and videos of the launch of the PSLV-C11, which carried the Chandrayaan-1.

Pakistan, India: Old trade route opened

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports with backgrounds: “Today, India and Pakistan between their respective parts of Kashmir, reopening an old trade route across the Line of Control [LoC] for...

India: Fail Camp

After successful Bar Camps an innovative “Fail Camp” is being organized in India, reports Kiruba Shankar. FailCamp is a friendly unconference where people get-together to share and learn from failures.

Kuwait: Sanskrit Manuscript

From Kuwait, Fernas shares with his readers a rare Sanskrit manuscript on palm leaves from the first half of 19th century India – which is part of his personal collection.

India: Regional chauvinism growing and no one to stop it!

Terrorism and nationalism on a regional scale are now spreading in India. The latest region which appeared in the headlines is the state of Maharashtra. Right wing politician Raj Thackeray...

Sri Lanka: A Sinhala speaks

An alien’s thoughts about our planet posts some videos of the Sri Lankan expatriate human rights activist Dr. Brian Seneviratne's speech discussing the Sri Lankan government's war against the Liberation...

India: An Entrepreneur's First Steps

Rajesh Jain wrote on the early days of an entrepreneur: “An idea fertilses with a mind to give birth to an entrepreneur. The life of an entrepreneur is not an...

India: Transport strike

Channel 19 blog provides some insight into the recent partial transport strike in Mumbai: “This event not only highlights the issues of autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in India’s most...

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