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· September, 2009

Stories about India from September, 2009

India: 100th Podcast At Indicast

Nerve Endings Firing Away informs that Aditya and Abhishek have published their 100th podcast at IndiCast.

India: Water On Moon

Breaking Tweets compiles reactions of Indian Twitter users to various reports of the Indian Chandrayaan-1 mission finding water molecules on the moon.

India: Durga Puja: A Daughter Comes Visiting

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...

People with disabilities and the promise of ICTs

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?

How To Add An Article In Bangla Wikipedia

belayet Ki Likhbe! (What Will Belayet Write!) posts a video tutorial (in Bangla) on how to add a new article in Bangla Wikipedia.

India: The State Of Democracy

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,...

India: What To Expect On The Moon

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...

India: The Paradox Of Poverty

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: Where is the crowd?

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.

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

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

India: A Minister And A Twitter Message

Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was caught up in a controversy for replying a twitter message. Über Desi has details.

South Asia: Celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr

Yesterday Muslims in many South Asian countries celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Many bloggers exchanged greetings and shared their rituals and traditions.

India: China Backs Insurgency

Subir Bhowmik reports that China has started backing rebel groups inside India.

India: Bangla Blogs

Diganta at The New Horizon informs that two new Bangla (Bengali) blogging platforms have been launched by Bangla speaking people in India.

India: Women & Housework

“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...

India: Welcoming Foreign Universities

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.

India: Commercialization Of Professional Education

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...

India: Tips on portrait photography

Charukesi at Itchy Feet shares some tips on how to capture that perfect portrait through the lense of your camera

India: Beer is against Indian culture?

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...

India: The Delhi Bloggers Meet #31

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...

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