· July, 2011

Stories about India from July, 2011

India: Mumbai Relives A Day Of Terror

  13 July 2011

Today in the evening three coordinated bombs exploded in crowded commercial areas of Mumbai. Netizens were quick to embrace social media to spread news and communicate ways to help. This time we have seen a more comprehensive effort by people who used crowd-sourcing tools like Google Spreadsheet and Ushahidi platform along with Tweets.

India: A Facebook Campaign To Remove Unwanted Posters

  11 July 2011

The Poster Hatao (remove posters) Facebook campaign initiated by Shivraj Kumar, a 78-year-old retired army colonel, is gaining momentum. The aim of the campaign is to keep the Indian capital Delhi free from poster nuisance.

Videos: Tortillas, Chapatis, Bread and More Around the World

  11 July 2011

Most cultures accompany their meals with a grain based product; bread, flatbreads and steamed buns are part of people's meals in many places of the world. Today we visit artisans and cooks to see how they prepare and make the food that feeds them and their families.

India: Health Minister Stirs up Gay Sex Controversy

  7 July 2011

India's Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has stirred up controversy and angered the gay community and gay rights activists with his recent comments at a HIV/AIDS conference in New Delhi. He was widely quoted in mainstream media as having referred to homosexuality as "unnatural" and a "disease" that had come from the West.

Nepal: Indian Movie Banned By Censor Board

  5 July 2011

Pradeep Kumar Singh reports that a Bollywood movie called “Delhi Belly” had been banned in Nepal because of use of explicit language dialogues. The ban was lifted after the distributor agreed to remove the alleged explicit dialogues from the movie.

India: Judicial Verdict Vs. Public Outcry

  4 July 2011

Debolina Raja Gupta writes about the sensational trial of Maria Susairaj and Emily Jerome Matthew on the charges of cold blooded murder of Neeraj Grover. There had been a public outcry in India after Maria Susairaj was set free after serving only three years of sentence, the blogger informs in...

India: Student Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Meet

  2 July 2011

Think Change India informs that the National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF), India’s premier youth platform for social innovations, in partnership with Villgro Innovations Foundation is organizing a two day workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangalore on the 9th and 10th of July.