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 for and against her statement.
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 a stream of dangerous ideas deep inside a devout Indian society, ” comments Words From Solitude.
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 health issues among the village people.
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. Tweets are also hashtagged city wise for easy finding.
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, a former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and UN Under- Secretary General, while discussing on the recent court...
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 about.
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 a single day to secure a different recognition in the world.
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 a blessing in disguise. Exile bestows upon Tibetan refugees in Dharamshala a reinforced national identity, a free voice, the right to practise and spread their religion without fear of persecution and the right to vote.
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 people drunk with Abhimana and Ahamkara (such people are called hoodlums/thugs) and let our Muslim brothers to decide what they...
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 lives.
India: Chennai’s Moral Police
Sharanya Manivannan at Ultra Violet shares some experiences involving Chennai's police who exercise moral policing on women.