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· September, 2012

Stories about India from September, 2012

29 September 2012

India: Build Your Own Map to Improve Your City

Transparent Chennai is a platform for citizen engagement to help the citizens of Chennai counter inaccurate or incomplete government data with crowdsourced maps, and make better claims on the government...

21 September 2012

India, Pakistan: Let People Meet

19 September 2012

India: Hurrah For Hornbills – Defence Project Stalled in Narcondam

A proposal from the Indian Coast Guards to install coastal surveillance equipments in the Narcondamm Island in the Andaman Sea, has been stalled by the Indian government. This news, coming...

14 September 2012

India: Husbands to Pay Wives for Doing Household Chores?

The Union Women and Child Development Ministry in India is considering a draft bill which, if passed by parliament, would make it legally compulsory for husbands to pay out a...

India: Subscribe and Get a Harley-Davidson

India: Koodankulam Nuclear Plant Starts Amidst Protests

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India started operations recently despite protests to stall it. Police cracked down on some 8,000 people from...

10 September 2012

India: Arrest of Cartoonist on Sedition Charges Sparks Debate

On 8 September, award-winning political cartoonist, Aseem Trivedi was arrested in Mumbai, India, on charges of sedition and is now in judicial custody. Netizens expressed outrage over his arrest, a...

7 September 2012

India: Standing Neck Deep in Water to Protest

Fifty one residents of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have launched a ‘Jal Satyagraha' protest by standing neck deep inside the backwaters of Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river. The...

India: Is Online Censorship Always a Violation of Free Speech?

The Indian government's move to block bulk SMS, MMS, webpages and social media to contain rumors from spreading in the wake of ethnic clashes in Assam has set off a...

5 September 2012

India: Dalit Camera – Media for the Marginalised

Disillusioned by the mainstream media's lack of in-depth knowledge and coverage of India's marginalized communities or 'Dalits', members of the group are turning to citizen media to tell their stories....

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