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· March, 2012

Stories about India from March, 2012

India: Arresting Tibetan Activists

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun comments on the arrests of Tibetan activists in India: “we gave the Tibetans shelter when they fled from the excesses of China. Now we...

South Asia: Every Day Is Earth Hour for Us

Today many countries of the world are observing Earth Hour, an event to make people aware of the climate change by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. Millions...

India: Is God Now An Industry?

Ugich Konitari at Gappa writes about the VIP pilgrims of the famous Hill Temple at Tirupati, who keep the ordinary pilgrims waiting for many hours for their chance to perform...

India: Media And The State

Aagan reports that a recent circular from the West Bengal Ministry of Mass Education Extension and Library Services caused much buzz on mainstream and social media. The West Bengal government...

India, Bangladesh: Caught In The Cyber War

A cyber war between Bangladesh and India broke out last month as Bangladeshi hackers defaced Indian border security Force's website in protest of the recent border killings by BSF. Indian...

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

India: The Last Handwritten Newspaper in the World

The earliest forms of newspaper were handwritten and now 'The Musalman' probably is the last handwritten newspaper in the world. This Urdu language newspaper was established in 1927 and has...

India: How Many Lives More To Ignite A Movement?

Rita Banerji makes a strong case of negligence of the civil society of India in addressing the violence against the girl child and the obsession with male progeny and masculine...

India: Renewing the Pledge Against Tuberculosis on World TB Day

In India, where TB is one of the biggest health challenges, the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was observed in various parts of the country. A nationwide communication campaign has recently...

India: Tweet Fuels Communal Tensions in Kolkata

Earlier this week, certain areas of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, were brought to a grinding halt by protesters protesting against a certain tweet, allegedly posted by an Indian model,...

China: Reactions to India's Poor and Homeless

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions to a set of photos that show India's poor and homeless.

India: Don't Work at Night and You Won't Be Raped

The police of Gurgaon has asked women working at commercial enterprises, malls and bars in Gurgaon to stop working after 8pm to prevent rape incidents. Netizens express their anger towards...

India: UP Elections – A Political Drama!

India recently saw conclusion of elections in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. The major focus of these elections was on Uttar Pradesh, the largest state...

India: Rs. 300 Million Of Praise

Sneha finds out that Indian Rs. 300 Million were spent between 2009 to 2011 on advertisements on the birth and death anniversaries of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi, two assassinated leaders...

India: Why Women Do Not Deserve To Be Raped

The Delhi Fashion Blogger lists some arguments for the rape apologists stating that women do not deserve to be raped by any logic.

India: TV Channels Protest Against Lawyers In Kannada

Sans Serif reports that several local TV channels in Kannada blacked out their screens for two minutes on air to protest the violence unleashed on journalists by lawyers at the...

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