Stories about India from May, 2010
India: Video Giving A Voice To Marginalised Communities
IndiaUnheard is a new initiative involving a network of Community Correspondents around India who will produce video stories about life in their community, and the issues ignored by mainstream media.
India: Second Class Rail Travel
Lazy Pineapple at Desicritics shares how second class rail travel in India is like.
India: Controlling Export Of Cotton
Offstumped blog criticizes the recent decisions of the incumbent Indian government to control export of Cotton using steps like ban on export to a license based red tape system.
India, Bangladesh: Unicode Adoption For Bengali Language
Golam Mortuza Hossain at On a trail less travelled analyzes the progress of Unicode adoption for Bengali language in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh.
India: The Legend of Goopy And Bagha
Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind pays tribute to Tapen Chattopadhyay, “the Bengali actor famous for playing the role of Goopy Gyne in Satyajit Ray’s Goopy-Bagha trilogy for children”.
India: River Bath Festivals
Ram Banshal at India in Peril writes about the Indian tradition of river bath festivals and the high risk of exposing to viral infections via polluted river water.
India, Pakistan: Crossing The Border By Bus
The blogger at The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan writes about the painful ordeal of crossing the India-Pakistan border on road.
India: Outrage At Mangalore Plane Crash
An Air-India Express plane arriving from Dubai has crashed in Mangalore Bajpe airport in south India, killing most of the 166 people on board. It is the first major crash in India for some years, but many bloggers and Twitter users are not surprised at the news.
India: Outsourcing The Womb
AmreekanDesi says that India has taken outsourcing to a new level. The country is now outsourcing the womb to produce little babies for the childless parents across the world.
India: Manipur In Peril
“The entire north east is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of Christianization with the help of foreign money,” comments Tarun Vijay, while discussing the problems in the Indian state of Manipur.
India: Things They Don’t Teach At School
Amit Sodha at The Power Of Choice lists 17 things that should be part of the education system, but are not.
India: Twitter Fan Frenzy
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar recently created a fan frenzy by joining Twitter. “Within the first 24 hours, he got almost 80,000 followers,” reports Gauravonomics. Sachin has more than 300,000 fans now.
India: Opting Out Of Facebook
Indian diaspora blogger Selvakumar Ganesan, who blogs at The Scientific Indian, has completely and permanently deleted his data from Facebook. Learn how and why.
Bangladesh: The Zamindars
Bangladesh Unlocked shares the history of the Zamindars in the Indian Sub-continent, who were officials employed by the Mughals and the British colonial rulers to collect taxes from peasants.
India: The Curious Story Of The Hamilton Bridge
Maddy writes about the curious story of the Hamilton (Barbers) Bridge in Chennai, India.
India: The Influence Of Rabindranath Tagore
Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts commemorates the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore by remembering how the literary works and music of the Nobel laureate influenced him and many Bengalis.
India: Winners Of The Sankalp Awards
Think Change India reports on the winners of Sankalp, the annual social enterprise awards organized by Intellecap in Mumbai, India.
India: What Motivates Begging?
“What all the government does to please the poor people is to launch welfare schemes in the name of benefiting the poor. But the fact remains that all such schemes are aimed at opening more channels of corruption favoring the rich,” comments Ram Bansal at India In Peril while discussing...
India: Couples Doing Business Together
Indian blogger Jaya Jha shares her personal story of how an entrepreneur couple faced challenges doing business together.
India: Much Ado About Covering Up
“Women and their creative desires are collateral damage in a war to control visual pleasure. Its all about what is pleasing to the male eye,” comments Outlandish Musings from Mumbai, India.
Technology for Transparency: The South Asian Story
Democracy is still relatively young in South Asia, and not always stable. While politicians in the region are eager to integrate technology into their policy platforms, they are less enthusiastic about its use by activists who want more transparency and accountable governments.