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· August, 2011

Stories about India from August, 2011

India: Reaction To The Kashmir Mass Graves

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun reacts to the news that more than 2,000 bullet-riddled bodies were found in mass graves in Kashmir.

India: Acid Survivor Denied Access To Mumbai College

Shirin Juwaley, an acid attack survivor, writes in her blog that she was recently denied entry to a Mumbai college. Dheera Sujan writes an open letter to the principal who...

India: Media Biased Towards The North-Eastern States

Danish Khan at Youth Ki Awaaz argues that the Indian Media is biased towards the North-Eastern states and many important news from that region are being ignored in the mainstream...

India: Corruption In Indian Railways

Swetha Bommerla at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the corruption in Indian Railways regarding reservation of seats and selling of tickets.

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

India: The Root Cause Of Alcoholism

Sukant Khurana at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the root cause of alcoholism in India and the possible solutions to prevent it.

India: A Twitter Poll On Popularity Of Political Parties

Harini Calamur conducted a Twitter poll on the current popularity of Indian political parties. Get the results here.

India: Yet Another Name Change

The West Bengal state government has decided to change the name of the state to Paschimbanga (in Bangla). Anirban explains why he doesn't support the name change.

Bangladesh, India: Comparison Of The Two Bengals

Jyoti Rahman attempts to compare the performance of erstwhile East and West Bengal and opines that the physical division of Bengal is not necessarily a bad thing.

India: Should Telangana Be A Separate State?

Tanushree Krishna at Youth Ki Awaaz asks whether Telangana should be made a separate state.

India: Crowd-sourced Filmmaking

Shashwati informs that a significant portion of the budget of the movie “Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!”, which is having its world premier at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival...

India: Corruption Begins At Home

Amidst all the brouhaha about the recent Anti-corruption campaign in India, Vijay Menon points out that it is the ordinary public who encourage corruption one way or another. Vijay asks:...

India: RTI and Wildlife Activist Killed in Broad Daylight

Indian Right To Information activist and NGO worker Shehla Masood (39) was shot dead in front of her residence in Bhopal on Tuesday morning. She was also known for campaigning...

India, US: Stories Of Adoption From India

Lassi With Lavina shares some stories of parents who have adopted children from India. The post also contains some tips and a list of procedures on how to adopt a...

India: Nationality Debate In Mizoram

Paritosh Chakma reports that a recent comment by Chief Minister Lalthanhawla about the nationality of Mizos sparked much reaction and resentment among the Mizo society.

Bangladesh, India: Illegal Bangladeshis In Assam, Myth Or Reality?

Hisham Barbhuiya at Youth Ki Awaaz breaks the myth spread by communal bigots that Bangladeshi migrants cross over to India everyday and have a sinister plan of turning Assam into...

India: Was Delhi's SlutWalk More of a Media Hype?

On Sunday 31 July, 2011, Delhi held it's own version of the SlutWalk - titled 'Besharmi Morcha' to make it more relevant to the Indian context. Netizens discussed the event,...

Chile: Waste Pickers Rummage for Legal Recognition

Environmentalist Bharati Chaturvedi flew for 40 hours from her home Delhi, India, to dig deeper into a dirty issue: trash. As politicians in Chile discuss recycling on a national level,...

Global: Tracking Teacher Strikes and Protests

In one week, Teachersolidarity.com has written of teacher strikes and struggles in Puerto Rico, Chile, Kashmir, Orissa, Greece, Bahrain and Washington D.C. The blog is an online companion to the...

Sri Lanka: Comparing Intelligence

“Are Indians Smarter Than Sri Lankans?” Sbarrkum tries to answer this question.

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