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· April, 2009

Stories about India from April, 2009

India: TEDIndia Fellows program

The TED Conference is now accepting applications for 100 TEDIndia Fellows to participate in the TEDIndia Conference in Mysore, India. Approximately 75% of the Fellows will represent the South Asian...

India: Not On The Voter List

“There are many I know who won’t be able to vote because their name is not on the electoral rolls”, wrote Rajesh Jain in his blog. Later during the day...

India: The Maoists-Naxalites And The Threat To Democracy

On 16th of April, 2009, just as the Indian elections began, the Maoists attacked police and poll booths in Latehar district of the eastern state of Jharkhand in India. Words...

Israel: ‘Slumdog’ Star Films Movie About Palestinians and Israelis

Frieda Pinto, the female star of Slumdog Millionaires, is in Israel preparing for a film about the interconnected lives of Palestinian and Israeli women from the founding of Israel through...

The Conflict In Sri Lanka And The Indian Elections

Madhu at Indian Election 2009 blog comments: “Tamil Nadu elections have been hijacked by the conflict in Sri lanka, all the political parties raise this issue and only this issue.”...

India: Showing The Middle Finger

Über Desi reports that according to “a new ruling by The Election Commission of India, voting officials in certain polling stations are now marking middle fingers with the purple ink,...

India: A Peek Into The Young Voters

Kamla Bhatt profiles an young voter from Trivandrum, Kerala to understand who the young voters of the Indian elections 2009 are and what are their issues.

India: Analysis Of Elections 2009 – Phase 2

Offstumped Campaign for Elections 2009 provides an analysis of the second phase of the Indian elections 2009.

Indian Elections 2009: God and Country

The ongoing elections in India have exposed deep fractures in the country's religious landscape. Blogs are buzzing with allegations and counter allegations of religious persecutions in the land where you can...

India: Why Vote For Congress?

Harini Calamur at the Point Of View gives logic why she is voting for the Congress Party in the Indian Elections 2009.

Indian Elections '09: On the Black Money trail

Black money stashed away in overseas tax havens/secret Swiss bank accounts - is not a new topic in India. However, the very same topic is generating quite a bit of...

Global Health: Swine Flu Threat Spreads Worldwide

Confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu, which was detected in Mexico earlier this month, have now been found in at least seven other countries around the world. The World...

India: Saying No To Parachute Journalism

Sans Serif reports: “A team of 40 BBC journalists from 12 languages began an 18-day tour of India on a special train on Saturday to cover the ongoing Indian elections.”

South Asia: Coping With The Heat And The Rolling Blackouts

Heatwaves during this time of year is not uncommon for countries in South Asia. But the recent dry weather has kept sufficient rain away from the region keeping the mercury...

Russia: Baymurat (aka Jimmy) Singing Bollywood Song

Videos of a rendition of a Bollywood song by Baymurat (aka Jimmy) – an ethnic Uzbek from Tajikistan, a gastarbeiter in a town near Moscow, and a YouTube celebrity: one...

India: Why Recycle When You Can Precycle?

India Climate Solution blog presents a new idea: “They have coined a word ‘Precycle’ to promote simple lifestyle based on refusal to buy any time that you can do without....

India elections'09: Does it really matter whom we vote for?

Ruchi Gupta at Bourgeois Inspirations wonders, if, in the day and age of coalition politics, it really matters which party one votes for.

Indian Elections 2009: Reading The Digital Tea Leaves on ‘Who Will Win?’

Now that the 15th general elections are underway in India, the big question in every body’s mind is who is going to win? Will one party take it all or...

India: The Fake IPL Blogger

Arnab of Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind comments on the fake IPL blogger, who has created a lot more buzz in India than the original IPL (Indian Cricket Premier...

India: India Bloggers Directory

Rajesh Lalwani informs that the first edition of the India Bloggers Directory, a pocket guide to Indian blogs, will be published soon. “The book will also have a select listing...

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