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· October, 2011

Stories about India from October, 2011

South Asia: A Fundraising Drive Across Three Countries

Journeys To Democracy writes about a fundraising drive in VW Beetles across three countries in SouthAsia (Nepal/India/Pakistan) to help launch a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Nepal.

China and Brazil: On anacondas and dragons

Johan Lagerkvist from ChinaRoader looks into the dynamic between the authoritarian China and democratic Brazil in the future international politics.

India: The Tihar Jail VIP Treatment Law

Lazy Optimist reports that certain criminal inmates with political backings receive VIP treatment in Tihar jail, the prison complex near New Delhi.

Nepal: Prime Ministers India Visit Draws Attention

Bhumika Ghimire summarizes Twitter reactions on the Nepali Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's recent visit to India.

South Asia: Reactions on the New Beginning of Libya

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, people from all over the world are expressing their views on his reign, the way he died and the new beginning it...

India: ZaraBol – The Micro-Blogging Site

Anupam Saxena at Medianama reviews ZaraBol, the new Micro-Blogging site launched by Rediff.

India: Women Bloggers Meet In Mumbai

Ugich Konitari attended the Dove-Indiblogger Women Bloggers Meet held in mid-town Mumbai on the 16th of October 2011 and wrote about it. More than 90 women from various parts of...

India: A Tribute To Jagjit Singh

Parvinder Singh pays a tribute to the Indian Ghazal music legend Jagjit Singh and shares how his music crossed borders and faiths.

World Food Day: Living with Hunger Pangs

According to the World Bank, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry around the world, and the rising food prices will make that number grow. Today, for the World...

India: The Hidden Corruption

Dheera Sujan points out that grass-root struggles like Chhattisgarh's Soni Sori do not attract proper attention in India and their voices are being silenced in a hidden corruption.

India: Torture By Teachers

Kenney Jacob posts a first hand report from a student of an engineering college in central Kerala which tells about torture by teachers in that institution leading to a female...

India: Candle-light Newscast In A News Channel In Karnataka

Recently in Karnataka, newscasters of the Kannada language channel Suvarna News read out the news with a candle on top of their desks to convey the impact of the power...

India: Waterlogging In Delhi

Anjora Sarangi at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the growing problem of waterlogging in several parts of Delhi.

India: Nine Days, Nine Goddesses

Anu at A Wondering Mind post pictures of goddesses at the Chedda Nagar Murugan Temple decorated differently in each of the nine days of the Navaratri Festival.

India: Malpractices In Coaching Centers

Vijay Menon writes about some coaching centers which engage in malpractices to get substandard students enrolled in the much craved Indian Institute for Technologies, a group of autonomous engineering and...

India: The Advent Of $45 Tablet PCs

Aakash, the world's cheapest Tablet PC ($45), has been launched in India, reports Anupam Saxena. The government plans to distribute 10 million tablet PCs to post-secondary students in India.

India: Story Writing On Twitter

Asmita and a bunch of friends have started writing a story on Twitter. You can read it here.

India: Goa Takes Steps To Stop Female Foeticide

Ali Waris at Youth Ki Awaaz reports that the Goa local government is offering a special monetary scheme to girls born in the state to stop female foeticide and help...

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