Stories about India from January, 2013
The ‘Vishwaroopam’ Ban: Attack on Freedom of Speech?
The screening of Kamal Haasan's big budget Bollywood movie Vishwaroopam was banned in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu after Islamic organizations protested the depiction of the Muslim community. Actor-Director Haasan is fighting the matter in court and many have condemned the ban as an attack on freedom of speech.
Meeting the Mummy at the Museum in Mumbai
Anuradha Shankar at ‘A Wandering Mind’ writes about the ongoing Egyptian Mummy exhibition in Mumbai, India. These mummies started a global tour from the British Museum to educate people across the continents about their ancient civilization.
India: Penalizing ISPs For Poor Broadband Service
Nikhil Pahwa reports that India’s telecom regulator TRAI has updated its regulations to penalize Indian internet service providers that fail to meet the quality standards.
A Destitute Women And Her Dogs
Jabberwock shares this amazing story about an animal loving old woman living in a small makeshift shanty in Delhi. She has been looking after street dogs for years now, on her meager earnings from collecting and selling reusable garbage.
Air Pollution In Bhopal
Bagchiblog sheds light on the rise of air pollution in Bhopal, the capital of the the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The degradation in the air quality has primarily been caused by an increase in cars and two-wheelers in the cities and rural areas.
Oral History Of The Indian Constitution
Rohit De at ‘Law And Other Things’ informs that journalist, blogger and writer Sidin Vadukut has uploaded a series of podcasts on the oral history of the Indian constitution, beginning with the reforms of 1858.
Police Harass Ordinary Citizens in Kerala, India
The Delhi gang-rape case has activated many live discussions and the moral policing of the Indian societies. In Kerala, most recently there have been three incidents of police harassing the ordinary citizens have been discussed in the social media.
Why Media Shouldn’t Name Delhi Rape Victim
Rajeev Gowda, chairman of the centre for public policy at the Indian institute of management (IIM), Bangalore, argues at Sans Serif why it is best not to name the 23 year old Delhi gangrape victim.
Honey Singh's ‘Misogynist’ Lyrics Divides Bollywood
Indian Punjabi rapper Honey Singh’s new year performance was canceled after an online petition was circulated on social media. A First Information Report (FIR) has also been lodged against him in Lucknow for offensive lyrics.