· March, 2007

Stories about India from March, 2007

South Asia: On culture and belonging

  20 March 2007

Sepia Mutiny has a moving post on belonging to various cultures – by birth, accident, choice and necessity. “No one has the right to be the arbiter of who does and does not get to participate in their culture. Such judgmental “guardians” had the genetic fortune or fate to be...

South Asia: Cricket Victories and Upsets

  19 March 2007

The Cricket World Cup 2007 appeared to have thrown quite a few surprises up for grabs over the weekend. Ireland won the match against Pakistan, and Bangladesh won the match against India. These outcomes were rather unexpected, especially the former one. The blogosphere has been buzzing with commentary and reflection...

India: The Railway Children

  17 March 2007

The Weight of Silence on India's street children, whose life centers around the Railways. “One, boys are more likely than girls to actually run away from home and leave their villages. Second, for the girls who do arrive, Gyan says they are the first to disappear. The sex trade swallows...

India: On Nandigram and Singur

  17 March 2007

An update on the Nandigram issue at Kafila. Where the state swoops down to grab land. “Singur, unlike the impressions outside, is still fighting with strength and spirit. Thousands of bargadars, labourers and also landholders are not for the forcible occupation of land although fencing of 997 acres of the...

India: On street dogs

  15 March 2007

My Life on the culling of street dogs in Bangalore and how the dogs better treatment. “Once when I was returning home from Bangalore Central to my home near the airport by bus, I had to walk around a kilometer at 11pm. The streets were deserted and there were a...

South Asia: Inter Immigrant Solidarity

  15 March 2007

Sepia Mutiny on inter-immigrant solidarity in the US. “There are many layers of solidarity here: Islam, immigration, and a lot of professional overlap, particularly in the taxi and livery cab sector. Choudhury told me that Islam teaches that whenever there is tragedy in the community, anyone who is in a...

Tamil Blogosphere: Reflecting on Women and Gender

  15 March 2007

International Women's Day evoked quite a lot of posts in the Tamil Blogosphere. Living Smile Vidya is a transgender blogging from Madurai, South India. Through her posts she has been quite instrumental in making other bloggers understand the trials and tribulations transgenders face in India. Her personal recounts the troubles...

India: A dog's life

  14 March 2007

A recent move proposing that street dogs be killed has It's a Dog's Life blogging devotedly to save the dogs. “And this is what we do to voiceless creatures. I wish they had the power to vote! What is more sickening is the religious angle being added to it. A...

India: On “boardroom pin-up girls”

  14 March 2007

An article in a mainstream media publication has sthreeling reading between the lines. “Why is it a work-home balance struggle only for the woman? Not once does she consider suggesting that men share or should share the responsibility of the household. While evaluation of general work culture will help no...

India: More on Orkut and Mumbai Police

  14 March 2007

The Orkut-Mumbai Police issue results in a wide range of opinions. Rashmi Bansal appears to think it's not such a bad idea. “Personally, I believe it may be a good idea to take action in a few cases to set an example for which deters future juveniles (in age or...

India: Yay for Mumbai Police!

  13 March 2007

superstarksa takes a scathing, sarcastic take on Google agreeing to provide IPs to the Mumbai Police. “But I do have some questions for them. While they are at it, will they crack down on the few hundred idiots who use a picture of the bare torso-ed Salman Khan as their...

India: Ardh Kumbh Mela

  13 March 2007

Swajana has a video from the Ardh Kumbh Mela. The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations. Each twelve-year cycle includes the Maha (great) Kumbh Mela at Prayag, attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.”

India: Google helps the Indian Government censor the net

  13 March 2007

ContentSutra on the recent news report that Google may help the Indian Government on their cyber censorship exercises. “Orkut has entered into an agreement with the Enforcement Directore arm of the Mumbai Police: as per DCP Enforcement Directorate Sanjay Mohite, Orkut will share IP details of those who post “objectionable...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

  13 March 2007

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half months. The itinerary can be found here, the tickets here, and here is the official website. (via Cric Blog) The...

Third World Women Have a Ways to Go

  11 March 2007

For Women's Day, India-based Haitian Blogger Pascale Doresca compares [Fr] the lot of women in the third world to that in the first world and concludes: “Developed countries are far in advance of developing ones if one takes into account that having a daughter in many parts of India is...

South Asia: The UK army and racism

  10 March 2007

Pickled Politics on racism, the army and the government. “It is a disgusting stereotyping and an insult to any ethnic minorities who join the armed forces. If he wasn’t racist he’d be trying to stop using racially derogatory terms, not perpetuate them further by saying they are acceptable and used...

India: Communication and the Government

  10 March 2007

Don't trust the Indian Media on the growth of the cellular subscriber base, and the government. “You know, I sometimes wonder if some of our politicians actually follow a policy of ‘enforced poverty’ – keep people poor and uneducated so that they can hang on to power as long as...

South Asia: International Women's Day

  8 March 2007

Today is International Women's Day, and I've been poking my nose a bit to take a look at what the blogs have to say. A post on adhunika blog poses a question asking what the readers would want changed. While this other post doesn't mention Women's Day, adhunika blog talks...

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