Stories about India from November, 2010
WikiLeaks, an international non-profit media organization has created waves around the world by publishing 251,287 confidential documents, which detail correspondence between the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies around the world. Some South Asian bloggers were quick to publish their opinions on this issue.
Retributions blog writes about the recent controversy surrounding celebrity Indian TV anchor Barkha Dutt.
Six months after the May 22 Mangalore plane crash, which claimed 158 lives, an investigation report blaming Serbian pilot Zlatko Glusica for the country’s worst air disaster of the last decade was leaked to media. Sasa Milosevic reviews media coverage of the case and talks to Mr. Glusica's family.
“There is a form of kinetic energy that’s contagious in Mumbai. As if, someone has set the people of Mumbai free – and they are moving forward,” notices Zain Mahmood while visiting the city.
Dilip D'Souza at Kafila asks why are Indians obsessed with only remembering the act of terrorism on 26/11/08 and why not also 1/11/84 or 7/12/92?
Naina Kapur takes a critical look at the Sexual Harassment Bill (2010) which was recently introduced in India.
Roger Reports writes in details about the recent 2G spectrum license scam, which resulted in huge loss of the Indian government.
The cost of Internet bandwidth has to be reduced across Asia, which remains more than 300% expensive than the western hemisphere, argues Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNE Asia.
Reports have emerged revealing that “some of Indian journalism’s biggest names may have crossed the line between legitimate news gathering to lobbying with political parties on behalf of corporate houses”, informs Sans Serif.
A government employee from the Indian state of Kerala got arrested for forwarding an email joke to a few friends, which is about the election debacle of the ruling communist party. Netizens feel that this is an attempt by politicians to stop criticisms against them.
Hollywood actress and model Pamela Anderson is creating ripples in India as she arrived in Mumbai a few days ago to take part in a TV reality show. Netizens reflect on what the Indians think of Pamela.
“Beauty is what you have within, in your heart and in your soul, beauty is how you look and behave towards other fellow humans, how you respect the other, how much love and care in your heart to give to the one who needs it,” comments Debolina Raja Gupta.
Raja Basu, a regular commuter of the Delhi Metro, points out to some anomalies in the rail services.
Dina Mehta shares 10 tips on branding through social media for startups and small businesses.
Ram Bansal at India In Peril criticizes the ‘know-all’ syndrome of the average Indians and the practice of advising others without concentrating on his/her own works.
Think Change India blog informs that Banaras Hindu University is launching a business plan competition to encourage young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world. You can learn about it here.
The Technology for Transparency Network is thrilled to announce the start of the publication of our second phase of research. Beginning with five cases — Accountability Initiative in India, Amatora mu mahoro in Burundi, Democrator.ru in Russia, Excelências in Brazil, and Mam Prawo Wiedzieć in Poland — we will be...
As the Technology for Transparency Network has mapped different transparency projects around the world, we have been excited to discover how enthusiasm for a more ethical and transparent society is flourishing everywhere. A protagonist of these changes is India, the largest, most diverse democracy in the world.
Bagchiblog informs that India's Madhya Pradesh government has taken several steps that threaten the existence of tigers in the state’s forests.
US President Barack Obama is in India now as part of his ten day Asia tour and he has generated a lot of interest in this country of 1.2 billion people. The Indian media got hyped up covering every bit of Obama's action in India and the netizens are also vocal about it.
Gaurav Mishra explains how the social web is changing the marketing communications ecosystem.