Stories about India from November, 2014
Updates on the 18th SAARC Summit On Social Media
The ongoing summit of the The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was covered by international media with different perspectives. However non-official initiatives such as 18th SAARC Summit blog, Facebook account, Twitter and Google+ account are aggregating updates on the summit for easy archiving. Here are some examples: This...
In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives
Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Celebrates Diwali with the Hindu Community of Sindh
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's political career as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party started with rare gestures of celebrating Diwali with members from the minority Hindu community at his family house.
Too Many Under Trial Detainees in India's Jails
Indian alternative news portal Beyond Headlines sheds light on the darker side of India's judiciary. In India, of all people detained in lockups and state prisons there are more people under trial than convicts. Because of the slow process of the judiciary process, thousands of people suspected or accused of...
Was the Suicide Bombing on the India-Pakistan Border a Warning to India?
"The ugly, machoistic display of #nationalism at #India, #Pakistan border should be abolished. People should cross borders there, not swords"
Mumbai School Children Have Big Ideas About Technology and Innovation
In a video by non-profit Atma, one girl wants to invent technology that can help a man fly. Another wants to invent a wallet in which the money never ends.
Kissing Protest in India Ends in Police Violence and Arrests
The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.