Stories about India from October, 2009
India: Domestic Violence Against Men
A day in the life of India argues that “domestic violence is not a women specific issue, violence against men is taken very lightly and a few would out-rightly deny the existence of it.”
India: A Campaign To End Domestic Violence
One in two women in South Asia faces violence in her home. Charukesi at A Time To Reflect writes about a campaign called Bell Bajao (ring the bell) which aims to put an end to domestic violence in India.
India: Information For NRIs
Amreekan Desi has some practical information for the non resident Indians who are trying to go back to their motherland to settle there.
Videos on how Maternal Mortality Affects Communities
When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community.
India: BJP Needs A New Leader
The Acorn opines that the major Indian political party BJP must elect its next leader to lift the party from political turmoil.
India: Climate Policy
“India’s climate policy must be founded on the development needs of the majority of its population and the needs of India’s future development,” opines Prabir Purkayastha at Roger reports.
Disaster Management and the role of ICTs
In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.
India: Poor Performance In Hunger Index
CyberGandhi analyzes the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2009 and the India State Hunger Index (ISHI). The blogger is appalled at the poor performance of India in those indexes.
India: Masala Sprite
Ever heard of “Masala Sprite”? A Bengali mom shares the recipe of this “lovely drink which makes you feel it is digestive(?) and triggers your brain to eat more biryani”.
India: Brands On Blogs And Twitter
Bhatnaturally informs that increasing number of Indian brands are embracing social media including blogs, Twitter etc.
India: Blogger Journalist Mediates Cop's Release
On the 20th of October dozens of Maoist insurgents attacked the Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district in India and abducted the officer in charge. Keeping him as hostage they demanded release of 14 tribal women as a swap and two BBC journalists including a blogger mediated his release.
Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children
Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.
Online Tools to Monitor Climate Change
Leading up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in December 2009, here is a sample of online tools to monitor climate change.
India: Life As A Single Woman
“Even in this day and age, even in urban India, people find it difficult to accept that a woman can choose to remain single and lead a healthy, happy and full life,” tells Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan at Ultraviolet. She explains the difficulties a single woman face in India.
India: Maharashtra Assembly Election Results
Offstumped site for Assembly Elections 2009 is live blogging the results of the Maharashtra Assembly Election in India.
India: Campaign To End Homophobia
“The Campaign for Open Minds is one of the many efforts to end homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in India and was created in response to the alarming surge in attempts at conversion therapy and other negative reactions to increased visibility of LGBT people, following Delhi High Court’s historic July 2...
India: Factual Error In Lonely Planet Guide About Chennai
Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan at Selective Amnesia points out that the Chennai city proper is 172 square km large, not 70 square km as claimed by Lonely planet.
India: The Way Festivals Are Celebrated Now
“With the changing times, we should revamp the way in which the festivals are celebrated. Maintaining the essence of a festival is crucial for continuing our age old traditions and customs, but extravagance can be curbed in order to preserve our fast depleting ecology,” comments Adastrian at Unravelling the Enamoured...
Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?
As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog Action Day, which focuses this year on climate change.
India: Pedal For Rights And Climate Change Awareness
“The Green Ride is a 1400 km cycling tour taken up by an environmental network in Kerala, India”, informs Indian Climate Solutions Blog. The main focus of this tour scheduled on the 24th of October, 2009 will be to raise awareness for climate change through the way. It will also...
India: High Maternal Mortality
Ben Piven at World Focus interviewed Aruna Kashyap, researcher for the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch and the writer of the report on maternal health care in India titled “No Tally Of The Anguish“. In this interview Aruna discusses why the maternal mortality in India is still exceptionally...