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· June, 2011

Stories about India from June, 2011

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India: The Future of Wikipedia

  30 June 2011

Wikipedia celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and almost 100 cities and towns in India registered to host celebrations, the highest number of any country. This year the Wikimedia Foundation will open its first office outside the United States, in an Indian city as yet to be announced. Global Voices has spoken to Tinu Cherian, an active Wikipedian, about Wikipedia in India.

India: Innocents Being Killed By BSF

  30 June 2011

Anshul Tewari at Youth Ki Awaaz highlights some examples which shows that innocents are being killed at will by Indian Border Security Force. The blogger opines that the Ministry of Home Affairs should intervene.

India: Shooting The Messenger?

  30 June 2011

The Prime Minister Of India Manmohan Singh has commented on the Indian media “the role of the media in many cases has become that of the accuser, the prosecutor and the judge”. Sans Serif asks “is he barking up the wrong tree by shooting the messenger?”

India: Feed A Kid Every Saturday

  23 June 2011

Debolina Raja Gupta shares her experience of creating a Facebook group called Feed A Kid Every Saturday which encourages citizens of Mumbai to feed poor and hungry children.

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Slut Walk is Besharmi Morcha in India

  23 June 2011

Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst criticism of the use of the word slut, which is uncommon in India, the event organizers attempted to contextualize the movement by renaming it 'Slut Walk Delhi Besharmi Morcha'.

India: Failure Of Democracy

  19 June 2011

Atanu Dey thinks that democracy is failing in India and things must change. The blogger comments: “the change has to come from a section of the population that has the capacity to appreciate the need for change and the ability to organize themselves into a voting block”.

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India Close Behind China in the African Continent

  14 June 2011

In May, the second India and Africa Summit was held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the Cooperation Plan, India offers a different partnership model from the Chinese one, and inspired comments in the French-speaking African blogosphere.

India: Thoughts On Slut Walk

  11 June 2011

‘The Slut Walk’ comes to Delhi, after Toronto and numerous other places and Chandni shares her thoughts why this protest is important for women in India, especially Delhi.

India: Six More Official Languages For West Bengal

  3 June 2011

Raja Basu at Potpourri comments on the revolutionary decision of Mamata Banerjee-led TMC-Congress government of West Bengal to add six more official languages: “There are some loopholes in the government’s logic, which I cannot ignore.”

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