Stories about India from September, 2011
Meghavarshini Krishnaswamy at Youth Ki Awaaz interviews Swechha, an NGO based in Delhi, which is a multifaceted organization working for environmental conservation, waste management, underprivileged children and volunteer placements.
South Asians consist of one fifth of the planet’s population and they have similar cultures. And yet some kind of loose confederation between South Asian countries looks like an unattainable dream. Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired wonders why South Asians usually do not talk to each other.
Project Why exposes that there is a serious flaw in determining who is poor in India and who will get social welfare benefit from the government. The blogger asks: “what are we trying to do: show the world that we are not poor?”
Lazy Optimist informs that Malini Murmu, a student of the Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Bangalore, committed suicide because her boyfriend “dumped her via a status update on Facebook”.
Sans Serif reports that the residents of the town of Mudhol in the Karnataka state of India observed a strike recently to protest “blackmail journalism” and the growing number of imposters posing as journalists.
Shivam Vij at Kafila reports that “David Barsamian, founder director of Alternative Radio, and independent radio legend, was deported on arrival from New Delhi airport in the early hours of Sept 23.” Initial reports suggest that his attention to the Kashmir issue could well be the reason.
Sahiba Singh at Youth Ki Awaaz posts an info-graphic showing the growth of digital media in India.
Sans Serif wonders why there are so many reporters tracking Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's recent illness, and yet so little published info on her.
Bombay Lives informs that the 7th edition of the Barcamp in Mumbai will take place on October 2, 2011.
Bong Mom passionately writes about the Coffee House at College Street in Kolkata, a legendary meeting place for the Bengali literati.
Pranietha Mudliar at Youth Ki Awaaz shares the typical daily routine of the children in rural India.
Sparsh lists 10 lessons learnt during a post graduate study on rural management in the context of rural India.
South Asia Blog analyzes the Global Livability Report and its assumption of the worst cities in South Asia.
Vaibhav Kathuria at ‘Youth Ki Awaaz’ says that “India has just witnessed a publishing boom”.
After decades the British Parliament is going to discuss Kashmir tomorrow. Al Haqu Murun writes an open letter to Mr Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe, and the British Parliament asking to increase pressure to Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Kh. A. Saleque posts a review of the recent summit of the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh and its impact on the bilateral ties between both the countries.
Kanak Banrman provides links to the recent agreements between Bangladesh and India which were signed during the state visit of Mr. Manmohan Singh, Indian prime Minister, to Bangladesh.
Sidhusaaheb notices lax security at the busy railway station in Chandigarh and wonders whether authorities should be more vigilant considering the recent terror attacks in India.
Paritosh Chakma uploads the August 2011 issue of Sojaak, a free magazine for the indigenous Chakma community.
Youth Ki Awaaz highlights an online market for class notes in India where students are rewarded for their academic success by getting paid to share and sell their school notes and study materials.
At least 9 people have been reported killed and over 45 injured in a blast outside the Delhi High Court earlier this morning. Indian netizens have reacted with shock and anger on Twitter. Aparna Ray reports.