Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· March, 2014

Stories about India from March, 2014

The Perils Of The Dams Coming Up for Mumbai Region

  24 March 2014

South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) blog reports that as many as 12 dams are either being planned or are under construction to satisfy the increasing water demand of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in India. The Tribals and other affected groups have long been strongly opposing...

Is India's New Rape Law Helping Women?

  20 March 2014

We got a law that upped the punishment for rape, as well as broadened the definition to rape in a grand promise to more and more people – when the fundamental problem was that people who were raped as per the old definitions and punishments weren’t getting justice already in...

11th Century Kannada Literature Available On Wikisource

  18 March 2014

Vachana Sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada language that evolved in the 11th Century C.E. and flourished in the 12th century. Subhashish Panigrahi reports (co-authored by Pavithra Hanchagaiah and Omshivaprakash HI) in Wikimedia blog that Two Wikimedians along with a Kannada linguist have converted 21000 verses of...

[Video] Can We Also Celebrate Daughters in India?

  8 March 2014

Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Gayatri documents in a video one obscure ritual of India, the ‘Saptami Beti’, where women celebrate having a son. She comments: It is important to talk about this. I want to show this video in all the areas where ‘Saptami’ is celebrated. People give it so...

[Video] Decoding Indian Headshakes in Less Than Two Minutes

  1 March 2014

Many people are confused about the meaning of Indian “headshakes” and how to communicate using them. That may explain why a satirical video deciphering different types of Indian headshakes has gone viral. The 1:44 minute-long video, titled “Indian headshakes, what do they mean?“, has attracted more than 1.2 million views...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site