Stories about India from July, 2010
India: Shortage Of Nepali Labors In Himachal Pradesh
Nityin at Himachal Live blog reports that the farmers in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh are facing problems as there is a shortage of Nepali migrant labors in this year's pick Apple season.
India: RTI Activist Murdered
On the 20th of this month, 33yr old Amit Jethwa, a prominent environmentalist and Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen opposite the Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad, India. Netizens react with shock and anger.
India: Why Businesses Must Embrace Social Media
Komal-Nishka Manglani at Blog Adda explains why businesses must embrace social media.
India: Should Prostitution be legalized?
Delhizen raises an old debate: should prostitution be legalized in India?
India: A Future For Kolkata
Supriyo Chaudhuri has some ideas about a bright future for Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
India: The Korean Cultural Wave In Nagaland
Many people in Nagaland, a tribal state in Northeast India, feel disconnected from India and a different culture has been making an impact in recent years - that of Korea.
Indian Media – Misusing its freedom?
Rinaya, one of the winners of the “Indian Media – Misusing its freedom?” blog contest comments in her winning post: “The media needs to be self-regulatory & humanitarian in its approach to the way it treats news. Only then the concept of Free Press can be realized.”
India: Fair, Lovely and Facebooked
A new Facebook app has been creating some controversy in India. The app lets users lighten the skin colour on their profile pictures. Bloggers discuss the complexity of the issue especially the fact that the app is targeting men instead of women.
India: Caste Factor In Politics
Ram Bansal at India In Peril explains the caste factor in Indian politics.
India: Sexual Assault Prevention Tips
Indian Homemaker compiles a list of sexual assault prevention tips guaranteed to work.
India: Indian English
Indian tweeps are joining in large numbers to gather a lot of Indian English phrases using #indianenglish hashtag. Enjoy!
India: Railway Or Death Trap?
Being Cynical at Desicritics reacts on today's tragic train accident in the Indian state of West Bengal and opines that the Indian railways are turning into a death trap.
India: Treating Foreign Journalists
Sans Serif highlights a case of not renewing the visa of a Japanese journalist by Indian authorities because of his alleged negative reporting.
India: Innovative Startup Idea
Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics shares an innovative idea yet to be explored by startups – a service for getting together at places with friends of friends.
India: From Stone Pelting In Kashmir Streets To Facebook Protests
Indian administered Kashmir valleys are boiling over tensions and rage against Indian security forces over killing of a number of young protesters. An SMS ban ensued to stop rumors and Kashmiri youths are increasingly relying on social media tools to share news and carry on with their protests amidst crack down on them.
India: Digital Whitening Campaign
Keerthana Nagarajan at South Asia Wired discusses about a sponsored Facebook campaign of a Whitening cream brand, which sparked much controversy in India.
India, Bangladesh: Tackling Energy Crisis
Sowmya Suryanarayanan at Strategic Foresight Group discusses about the need to enhance energy security for both Bangladesh and India to tackle the looming energy crisis.
India: Sports Tourism
Raja Basu at Potpourri opines that the Indian government should aggressively promote and brand India as a potential ‘Sports Tourism’ destination.
India: Rupee Gets A New Symbol
The Indian Rupee has now got a symbol and Aditya at Scribbler.in thinks that its a move forward. Soumyadip at Cutting The Chai informs that Rupee became a top trending topic on Twitter today.
India, Pakistan: Foreign Ministers Meet
Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House is optimistic about positive bilateral relations as Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet today.
India: Is Media Misusing Its Freedom? – A New Contest
BlogAdda, in partnership with PringOO, is hosting a blog contest titled “Is Indian Media – Misusing its Freedom?” The details can be found here and the last date of entry is July 20, 2010.