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· January, 2009

Stories about India from January, 2009

India: Jaipur Literary Festival

Jabberwock attended the Jaipur literary festival 2009 and wrote about it in a series of posts.

India: Blogger silenced

Chyetanya Kunte is an Indian blogger living in the Netherlands. On 27th of November, 2008 during the terror attacks in Mumbai he wrote a blog post (now available through Google...

India: Questioning The Satyam Probe

Ashish at Desicritics wonders whether the investigation of the Indian IT giant Satyam's major accounting fraud will be fair.

India: Tamil Wikipedia Academy

Kiruba Shankar writes about the Tamil Wikipedia Academy and comments that initiatives like this “will encourage more regional language contribution from people within India.”

India: What does the fall of LTTE mean?

Sandeep R. comments: “the tough stand of Indian government against LTTE could worsen the terror situation that India is already facing.”

India: Rural vs Urban India

India in Peril posts a comparison: “(The) economic gap between the urban-rich and the rural-poor is very wide. This may be understood by the fact that a rural-poor is available...

India: What Is Info-activism?

Aparna Ray at Newsmericks explains ‘info-activism’ with a limerick. Read it here.

India: A New Blog School

Gautam Ghosh reports that the India blog school has organized a training program for Bloggers in Agra recently.

India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire

If you have not heard about Slumdog Millionaire then you must have missed all the buzz and the word of mouth publicity the film has got over the past few...

Bangladesh: Hidden Telugu Community

Faizul Khan Tanim visits a hidden Telugu community in North-West Bangladesh and writes about them at My Bangladesh.

India: Blog Camp in Mumbai

Asfaq writes about the recently concluded Blog Camp 2009 in Mumbai, India.

India: Restricting Basmati Rice Exports

The Acorn points out the absurdity of restricting premium Basmati rice exports from India by imposing tax.

Video: Slumdog Millionaire and the Indian Slums

Our new volunteer author for video, Ruchika Muchhala, writes in the Channel 19 blog about Slumdog Millionaire, a film set and filmed in Mumbai, India, which recently won 5 out...

India: The Surname Debate

Indian celebrity Sanjay Dutt sparked a debate in the country when he said: “Women should not stick to their fathers’ surname after marriage just for the sake of fashion. It...

India: Predictions for The 2009 Elections

Rajesh Jain at Emergic predicts the outcomes of the 2009 elections in India in contrast with the 2004 elections.

India: The Truth About Satyam Computers

Kamla Bhatt discusses the Satyam Computers scandal, India’s first big scale corporate fraud and raises some questions.

Thailand: Rohingya refugee story coverage

Bangkok Pundit provides a round up of the story about Rohingya refugees who were allegedly pushed out to sea by the Thai Navy. The story has been reported in detail...

India: Much Ado About Slumdog Millionaire

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog that India has been portrayed as the Third World's dirty underbelly in Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire. Aditi Nadkarni at Desicritics has...

Pakistan: Crackdown On Mumbai Attack Suspects

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that 124 people were arrested in Pakistan in a crackdown on groups allegedly linked to the terror attacks in Mumbai, India.

India: Who Will Be The Next Prime Minister?

Indian Elections 2009 has some tips on the probable candidates for the post of Prime Minister of India.

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