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· March, 2013

Stories about India from March, 2013

Dear Xenophobic Policeman, Fancy a Drink?

Blogger Mizohican from Mizoram, India has invited a Mumbai police officer who mistook him for a Nepali and used a xenophobic slur at him for drinks to talk things out.

Can India Win The Fight Against Tuberculosis?

24th March is observed as World Tuberculosis Day and this year, the various stakeholders dedicated to fight tuberculosis - government agencies, the medical community, NGOs and health activists, took time...

Fixing Taps to Save Water In India

Author and painter Aabid Surti may have won awards for his writing and art, but he has also made a mark in another field: water conservation. For the last seven...

Brides Traded In India As Sex Commodities

The blog on India's Gendercide posts a video which shows shocking stats of bride trafficking, the Indian version of domestic sex-trafficking.

Jailed For Exposing Moral Policing, Indian TV Reporter Gets Bail

Television journalist Naveen Soorinje, who was arrested on November 7, 2012 after exposing a shocking incident of moral policing and assault on a group of young men and women by...

Indian Censor Board Restricts Papilio Buddha, A Gandhi Critic Movie

Papilio Buddha, a Malaylam language feature film, had initially been banned by the Indian censor board for defaming the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi until it got cleared for...

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

On January 23, 2013, an excerpt from the annual report of l'ACAT-France, A World of Torture 2013, makes a fresh assessment of the state of torture in the world [fr]:...

How India Should Approach Website Blocking

In recent months blocking of urls has been much debated in India. Nikhil Pahwa at MediaNama, who is not fond of blocking content on the Internet, suggests how India should...

All About Social Curation

Gaurav Mishra explains social curation and describes how Media, organizations and brands can curate contents to drive social engagement.

Changing Attitudes on Child Marriage in India

In rural India, two out of five girls are child brides. Though Indian law has made child marriage illegal, girls and boys bonded by traditional social norms and values are...

India Aims to Woo Women With New Budget

Women-centric programs get a hefty 10 percent increase in India's new 2013-2014 budget. However, some women’s and citizens' groups claim that the government's move is inadequate and superficial.

Democratic India's Shrinking Freedoms

Proloy Bagchi comments that political corruption, government pressure, misuse of public resources, intolerance on criticism, intimidation and threat are some of the reasons that are limiting freedom of expression in...

“What if Superman had Landed in India?”

Colombian blog Diario Nocturno wonders “What if Superman had landed in India?” [es]: We all know that Superman, while he was just a superbaby, fled planet Krypton in a space...

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