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· July, 2010

Stories about India from July, 2010

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India: RTI Activist Murdered

  27 July 2010

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.

Indian Media – Misusing its freedom?

  23 July 2010

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.”

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India: Fair, Lovely and Facebooked

  23 July 2010

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: Indian English

  20 July 2010

Indian tweeps are joining in large numbers to gather a lot of Indian English phrases using #indianenglish hashtag. Enjoy!

India: Railway Or Death Trap?

  19 July 2010

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: Innovative Startup Idea

  18 July 2010

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.

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India: From Stone Pelting In Kashmir Streets To Facebook Protests

  18 July 2010

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: Sports Tourism

  16 July 2010

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

  15 July 2010

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.

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