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· January, 2010

Stories about India from January, 2010

India: Jaipur Literature Festival

Nilanjana at Akhond of Swat attended the Jaipur Literature Festival and wrote a series of articles on the festival.

South Asia: The Dream Of Visa-less, Peaceful Coexistence

Pakistani blogger Raza Rumi attended the SAARC folklore festival held in Chandigarh, India and commented: “It will take years, perhaps decades, but the dream for a visa-less, peacefully coexistent countries...

India: I want my country back, says Munna

Environmental blogger Hemant Anant Jain aka Munna, writes a thought-provoking post on 26th January, the nation's 61st Republic Day, urging people to look beyond the commercial “growing market” tag and...

India, Pakistan: Rivals Forever

Shakir Lakhani at Chowrangi blog asks “Will Pakistan and India always be rivals?”

Nepal: Renewed Focus On Indo-Nepal Relations

Following two high profile visits from New Delhi-Foreign Minister S.M Krishna and Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, the India Nepal relation is being discussed with renewed vigor in both Indian and...

India: The Dak Harkara

There was a time in Indian subcontinent when the Dak Harkaras (Post runners) ran 8-10 miles in each direction and back to carry letters and news. Maddy looks back at...

No IPL Transmission In Pakistan

Spring Of Autumn reports that the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan will not show any match of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket because they felt that Pakistani players were deliberately...

Interview With Popular Indian Bloggers

Read Blogadda's interview with forty two popular Indian bloggers (Part 1, Part 2). Blogadda is the largest community of bloggers in India.

India: The Need For A Micropayments Infrastructure

Rajesh Jain at Emergic stresses the need for “a friction-free person-to-person micropayments capability, much like PayPal” in India. Read the series here: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

India, Pakistan: Cricket Diplomacy

The Acorn comments that “it was wrong to leave Pakistani cricketers out” of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the IPL international players’ auction.

Bangla blogs: Grieving for Haiti and Lessons Learned

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has brought in its wake unimaginable loss to life, property and infrastructure, Bangla bloggers have joined the rest of...

India: Plastic Bag Ban Not Effective

Raja Basu at Potpourri informs: “despite a ban on its use in India, plastic bag is very much in use in India.”

India: Demise Of An Icon

Abhijit at Blowing In The Wind compiles media reactions on the death of the veteran communist leader and ex-chief minister of the West Bengal state of India, Jyoti Basu.

India, Bangladesh: Transit Rights And Opportunity For North East India

Sandeep Bansal calls India's recently concluded accord with Bangladesh on the transit rights for North East India as a historical opportunity for this region.

Why should South Asians Donate For Haiti?

Sridhar at South Asian Philanthropy project explains why South Asians should donate for Haiti: “South Asians are very diverse in their giving – from giving to causes here in North...

Bangladesh, India: Positive Outcomes Of Sheikh Hasina's Visit

Sushanta Das Gupta and Kh. A. Saleque at E-Bangladesh summarizes the positive outcomes of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recently concluded trip to India.

India: SMS Based Social Networking Platform

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics discusses about the Indian technology start-up ‘SMSGupShup’, which is a SMS-based social networking platform, and the business model of similar services.

India: Queer Film Festival In Bangalore

Ultra Violet reports that the deadline for submission of films for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival is 30 January 2010. The non ticketed free event will be held at the...

Bangladesh: Living Dangerously

Asif Saleh and Jyoti Rahman at Unheard Voice criticizes the actions of India’s trigger happy Border Security Force (BSF), who are responsible for a number of death of Bangladeshis each...

Bangladesh: Exchange Rate Problem And Price Hike

J Rahman at Mukti thinks that Bangladesh taka has an exchange rate problem with Indian rupee: “There seems to be a pretty good relationship – taka depreciates against the rupee...

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