Stories about India from July, 2011
India: Insulting A Man By Insulting All Women
Shail wonders why most swear words and proverbs in India are related to women and using them to insult a man in effect insults all women.
India: Should Colleges Make Attendance Voluntary?
Youth Ki Awaaz curates reactions of Indian youths in Facebook on the news that the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has decided to make attendance voluntary across all courses.
India: Being A Muslim In Mumbai After The Terrorist Attacks
Azad Alam shares a personal story of facing consequences as a tenant of a Mumbai housing society after wearing a Islamic cap.
India: Resolving The Mumbai Potholes Problem
Ugich Konitari at Gappa has a solution to the pothole problem on Mumbai roads.
India: Bomb Blasts In Mumbai – A Preliminary Assessment
Nitin Pai at the Acorn posts a preliminary assessment on the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
India: Mumbai Relives A Day Of Terror
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.
Pakistan: Liberation Of South Sudan A Lesson
Habib R. Sulemani opines that the liberation of South Sudan has a lesson for India and Pakistan.
India: A Facebook Campaign To Remove Unwanted Posters
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
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: Private And Public Cloud
Confused Of Calcutta shares with simple examples what the blogger thinks about public and private clouds.
India: The Impact Of Money Laundering In Swiss Banks
Sharvi Mewada at Youth Ki Awaaz talks about the impact of laundering out black money from India to foreign banks, especially Swiss banks.
India: Health Minister Stirs up Gay Sex Controversy
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
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: Amazing Show Of Hindu Muslim Unity
Deshgujrat.com posts a photo story showing Hindu Muslim unity during Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad of Gujrat State in India.
India: Judicial Verdict Vs. Public Outcry
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: BigAdda Rolling Back Its Social Networking Business
Nikhil Pahwa at Medianama informs that “Reliance ADAG owned social networking site BigAdda is rolling back its social networking business, and will focus on being an e-commerce business.”
Reacting On Indian Prime Minister's Remarks On Bangladesh
Tacitaeterno at In The Middle Of Nowhere analyzes Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh's derogatory remarks on Bangladesh and compares India's grants in Afghanistan and the line of credit offered to Bangladesh.
India: Fasting & Political Blackmail (Regulation) Bill, 2011
The Acorn highlights a humorous draft of the Fasting & Political Blackmail (Regulation) Bill, 2011, coined by some civil society members as an way to confront the plethora of fasting and political blackmails in the country.
India: Student Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Meet
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.