Stories about India from December, 2010
You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the international system. Global Voices covered some of these events from a citizen media perspective. Let us review the popular posts of 2010 in this region.
The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind them and echoing their calls.
Raj at Plus Ultra questions the efficacy of the brief ‘High Alert’ notices by the Indian security agencies.
Pickled Politics writes about the latest controversy of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, where she appears to have had her skin whitened for a photoshoot for Elle magazine.
On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of aiding Maoist rebels in the State and have sentenced him to life imprisonment. Netizens reacted to the verdict.
Aruni Kashyap discusses about the recent killings by the Bodo militants in Assam.
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
Anil Yadav travels to Chakrata in Uttarakhand, India and tells a story of rural life through pictures.
Blogger and travel writer Charukesi visited Ooty recently and tells a tale of a not-much widely-known Ootea festival through her camera lenses.
Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan of Selective Amnesia wonders why different books often have very similar looking jackets.
Dorji Wangchuk from Bhutan visits Kolkata with a sense of nostalgic anticipation since he had first visited the city in 1977 with his father.
Anil Advani at Anil's Space On The Net shares some beautiful pictures from Delhi, captured on a winter morning.
Aritra Ganguly at Just Like That – At Any Point of Time ponders about life at thirty and decides that he loves it anyway.
Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and thoughts on what happened at COP16 from their country's perspective.
Swathi Pradeep at Swathi-licious comments on how the Indian MSM nowadays is often mis-quoting tweets to strengthen their arguments on various current issues.
In A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker, blogger & travel writer Lakshmi shares some interesting photographs of various churches in Kerala, India.
Rajesh Jain of Emergic, in a series of posts, opines that the recent telecom scam in India exposed how deeply corruption has penetrated the Indian society – impacting economic growth and corroding trust.
Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun finds out that advertising that show brazen flaunting of armpits is a reflection of India's confidence that ‘our time has come’.
Every Bengali worth his or her salt knows the pleasures of having stuffed kochuris or parathas for breakfast, especially on a winter morning. Don't know how to make them? Take heart. Bong Mom shares the recipe at her very own Bong Mom's Cookbook.
Arun at India Travel Blog shares some useful tips about how best to capture landscapes, when taking photographs in foggy weather.
Maesy Angelina at Blank Noise comments: “eve teasing is an issue that nobody talks about. It seems like a monumental thing to try and change it.”