Stories about India from September, 2009
Nerve Endings Firing Away informs that Aditya and Abhishek have published their 100th podcast at IndiCast.
Breaking Tweets compiles reactions of Indian Twitter users to various reports of the Indian Chandrayaan-1 mission finding water molecules on the moon.
The Durga Puja is an annual festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. Bengalis believe that Durga is the daughter of Bengal and during the 5 days of festivities she visits her parental home along with her 4 children and 2 close friends.
More than 600 million people in the world live with disabilities. Oftentimes, poverty and disabilities go hand-in-hand. Can the promise of ICTs help disabled people better integrate socially and economically?
belayet Ki Likhbe! (What Will Belayet Write!) posts a video tutorial (in Bangla) on how to add a new article in Bangla Wikipedia.
Arundhati Roy at Huffington Post comments on the state of democracy in India: “The hoary institutions of Indian democracy — the judiciary, the police, the ‘free’ press, and, of course, elections — far from working as a system of checks and balances, quite often do the opposite. They provide each...
Reacting on the news that India’s mission to the moon has found water on it, A Minority Of One comments on what to expect next: “Other things that will eventually be found on the moon, in due time – one Nair tea stall, one neatly folded lungi, one old copy...
Smart Alec comments on the paradox of poverty: “India is indeed a rich country with a lot of poor people in it. And it’s these poor people who make rich India rich, give it its wealth of poverty. India cannot afford to give up its lucrative poverty; it must perpetuate...
Is it the heat? Is it the rain? Is it the recession? Sukanya from Kolkata, India wonders why the usual crowds for the Durga Puja festivities are not building up.
The mobile phone has grown to be a tool that enables, farmers, small traders and service providers to take information-based decisions, thereby leading to their economic empowerment
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was caught up in a controversy for replying a twitter message. Über Desi has details.
Subir Bhowmik reports that China has started backing rebel groups inside India.
Diganta at The New Horizon informs that two new Bangla (Bengali) blogging platforms have been launched by Bangla speaking people in India.
“What is it about housework that even the most liberated of us women continue to willing wear it around our necks like a millstone that we are proud of?” asks Aparna Singh at Ultra Violet.
Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts discusses about a proposed bill, which will pave the way for Foreign Education providers to offer degree programmes independently in India.
Ram Bansal at India In Peril criticizes the commercialization of professional education in India and the mushroom growth of institutions offering such education. The blogger comments: “The setting up of such institutions is not related to the demand of professionals in the country, but purely with a purpose exploiting en-masse...
Charukesi at Itchy Feet shares some tips on how to capture that perfect portrait through the lense of your camera
Amit Varma, on India Uncut, wonders if beer is against Indian culture, after the Indian People's Party (BPJ) protested in opposition to a female minister who attended “a beer promotion party”.
Raja Basu at Potpourri informs that on 12th September, 2009 “the ‘Delhi Bloggers Bloc’ (DBB) had its 31st meet at the Jama Masjid of Old Delhi, followed by a solid meal at the ‘Al-Jawahar’ restaurant.”
Über Desi has live blogged the Indian F1 motor racing team Force India's race at the Italian Grand Prix.