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· October, 2010

Stories about India from October, 2010

India: Free Speech Or Sedition?

Indian novelist, essayist and activist Arundhati Roy's recent statement on Kashmir stirred a debate across India. Along-with Indian media, the Indian blogosphere and social networking sites have exploded with reactions...

India: On Group Blogging

Idea Smith at Blog Adda shares some information and tips on Group Blogging.

India: Goodbye Bluline Bus

Raja Basu at Potpourri welcomes the announcement of the Delhi city government to withdraw Blueline Buses from December 14, 2010 because of its poor service records.

India: Ayodhya Verdict And Secular Conscience

The six-decade-old Ayodhya dispute has been “acknowledged as one of India’s most divisive and contentious issues which have flared up repeatedly to polarize the country along religious lines by instilling...

India: Community-scale Water Solutions

“Hopefully, one day the soul of India will be rejuvenated with clean drinking water across all of its 638,000 villages,” says Pooja Bhatia.

India: What's your culture ?

“Culture is how we were brought up. And how we plan to bring up our children,” opines Ugich Konitari.

India: Mobile Phones & Security

In India, “nine out of ten women reported feeling safer due to their mobile phones”, informs Priyanka Matanhelia, who is researching on mobile phone usage amongst youth.

India: Village Health Issues

Brijesh Nair visited a village in the state of Tamil Nadu in India and found that the drinking water infrastructure in a “lower caste community” was in poor condition causing...

India: Twitter For Blood

Suresh C introduces to us an innovative tool in India called tweet4blood. Developed by Thejesh, this Twitter based tool lets you request for blood to followers @tweet4blood who are donors....

India: Manipur widows stand up for their rights

Anjulika Thingnam at Voices From The Ground narrates the plights of the widows in the Manipur state of India and mentions how they can claim pension benefits from the government.

India: Shashi Tharoor On The Ayodhya Verdict

“What the court has done is to craft a solution that no political process could have arrived at independently, but which takes the dispute off the streets,” comments Shashi Tharoor,...

South Asia: Bloggers Discussing Water Issues

A number of South Asian bloggers have participated in the Blog Action Day 2010, which focuses on the theme 'water'. Let us look at what some of them are discussing...

India: 150 Mercedes Cars For Aurangabad

Ugich Konitari from Mumbai reacts to the news that 150 young entrepreneurs, industrialists, professionals, and moneyed men from Aurangabad city bought expensive Mercedes Benz cars for each of them in...

India: Interview With A Blogger Who Fought With Breast Cancer

BlogAdda interviews Farida Rizwan, who has battled against breast cancer for 15 years with success and blogged about it.

India: The Grand Secret OS

Greatbong takes a hilarious look at the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) proposal to create a “closed source operating system” to protect Data.

India: Joyous Bangla During Puja

Sukanya C notes how elated the people of West Bengal state in India are in celebrating the Durga Puja festivities.

India: A View From Kashmir

Wasim Khalid, a Srinagar based journalist, shares at South Asia Wired how it is like to live under curfew in Jammu & Kashmir since June.

China and Tibet: Democracy in Exile

Being a Tibetan in exile is a loss that manifests in many forms: the loss of homeland and natural rights fall within that. To some degree, the loss is also...

India: The Best Solution For The Ayodhya Dispute

TheBigThinkg has the best solution for the Ayodhya dispute: “remove the idols of Ram and Sita which has been placed inside the Babri Masjid structure against all Agama Sastras, by...

India: Women In Call Centers

Manka Banda at AAUW Dialog reviews Reena Patel's recent book which discusses among other things about the challenges and opportunities female employees in India’s call centers encounter in their everyday...

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