Stories about India from March, 2011
Living in the Past has a brilliant idea – to launch an informative website (with SMS based service), which will provide information about cheap medicine with identical compositions to help the poor in India.
Ahsan Butt is liveblogging the electrifying semifinal match between India and Pakistan at the Cricket Worldcup 2011 being held in Mohali, India now.
Harini Calamur introduces podcasts of Puram the Body Politic, which describe all you wanted to know about Tamil Nadu politics.
Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired comments on the news that India has become the world’s largest arms importer: “yes arms by all means, more arms. So we can have a few more millionaires and a few million more poor people.”
Vadakkus provides the history of the game of Cricket from an Indian's perspective.
Ratna Raman at Ultra Violet describes how many women in India are subject to some form of punishment, torture or cruelty in their lives beginning with getting rid of the female fetus from mother's womb.
Ram Bansal at India In Peril reports that corruption and exploitations are abound in the recruitment of primary teachers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Unemployed youths are being recruited at one-sixth salary as temporary teachers.
Ugich Konitari at Gappa posts some imaginary Twitter conversations describing the Lakme India Fashion Week catwalk event.
In these troubled times, the world perhaps needs a bit of cheer, and what better than the bright, sparkling colors of Holi, the festival of Spring, to renew our optimism, hopes and joy.
A Bengali Mom is posting mouth watering Bengali food recipes in her blog “Bong Mom's Cookbook“.
Medianama has updates on reports that some ISPs in India appeared to have blocked access to certain sites, including blogging site TypePad, bulk SMS site ClickATell.com, Mauj Telecom owned mobile apps site Mobango and others.
The latest round of India Cables from Wikileaks has led to a furore in the Indian Parliament with the opposition demanding an explanation from the Prime Minister. Netizens have been discussing them with much animation, their reactions ranging from disgust to sarcasm and even a bit of humor.
Blogadda has some practical tips on how to avoid a writer's block.
The Life And Times Of Two Indians In Pakistan compares Indian and Pakistani pressure cookers and guess which is the winner.
ThinkChange India informs that the last date for applications for the “atmosfair India Renewable Energy Innovation awards” is March 27, 2011. The goal of the awards is to promote the implementation of green low-end technologies to ensure a sustainable future.
Raja Basu at Potpourri has this to say to the earthquake and Tsunami victim Japan: “Your ancestors faced Hiroshima bombing, and constructed a new Japan from the rubble of that devastation. Repeat that valour of your ancestors, and prove once again the resilience and buoyancy of your great nation.”
Giri at Pen The Game chalks out the equations required for the Indian cricket team to progress to the next round.
The Acorn assesses the accident at Fukushima nuclear reactors as a result of the recent earthquakes in Japan and its implications for India.
The Indian blogosphere is buzzing with mixed emotions after the Supreme Court of India rejected the mercy killing petition filed by journalist Pinki Virani on behalf of Aruna Shanbaug who has been cared for and kept alive for 37years at the KEM hospital, Mumbai, India. Conversations abound on blogs, forums, comments on published news posts, Twitter and Facebook.
“Every Bengali home had an English dictionary,” comments Anirban, but now many people use embedded dictionaries in their devices or online dictionaries instead. Is it time to say goodbye to paper dictionaries?
Domestic Violence is very much prevalent in India and husband beating wive is one of the common phenomena. Shilpadesh questions how can the other family members ignore such abuse?