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· October, 2013

Stories about India from October, 2013

Legendary Indian Playback Singer Manna Dey Dies

Dey recorded more than 4,000 songs between 1942 and 2013, and was famous for his playback work recording songs for hundreds of movies for actors to lip sync to.

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

Vidyut at Aam Janata blog has created a map of the Dengue outbreak in India from various reports published in print media in the last couple of months.

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam...

How Women Can Stay Safe In India

The crimes against women are on the rise in India. Writer and blogger Shilpa Garg provides some tips on how women can stay alert and safe.

Three Reasons Why Young Indians Don’t Become Entrepreneurs

Abhinav Sahai has a theory to explain why young Indian talents do not usually end up as entrepreneurs. They give more priority to marriage, kids and buying own property, he...

‘Can We Call Ourselves Free?': Indians Talk #HumanRights On Blog Action Day

The fight for human rights in India, where child labor, indigenous exploitation, entrenched stereotypes and other violations remain a problem, is far from over, bloggers wrote...

India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”

The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.

Media Ignores Farmers and Disabled Advocates Occupying Mumbai Train Station

The group brought traffic to a standstill at the station, but news outlets and social media largely turned a blind eye to the incident.

India: Happy Hours At Hospitals To Lure Patients

Kamayani at Kracktivist reports that the Happy hours discount concept, which is popular across bars, restaurants and multiplexes, is now catching up in the Indian health care sector. A Bangalore...

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