Stories about India from October, 2007
India: Contraceptives and Culture
Youth Curry on an emergency contraceptive being marketed in India, and the “safe” advertising.
India: Rediscovering Che
a reader's words on rediscovering Che Guevara. “I finally found Che in The Motorcycle Diaries, in the deep humanism of a 23 year old student, as frightened by a pair of a cat’s eyes in the night as anyone else in his place would be.”
India: Marriage and Battles
Heartcrossings on picking one's battles when it comes to relationships. “To her, intelligent women like Mrs. Sharma know to pick their battles and that’s the reason they survive in their flawed and imperfect marriages.”
India: Men and Homosexuality
Death Ends Fun on men having to hide their homosexuality.
India: Sexuality and Women
smallsquirrel on female sexuality in India after conversations with co-workers. An interesting discussion in the comments space on the perceptions of men.
Catching Up with Rising Voices Outreach Projects
Since we last visited the Rising Voices outreach award winners, much progress has been made, including the introduction of the world's first weblog in the Andean indigenous language of Aymara. But first, let us begin in Medellín, Colombia where HiperBarrio continues to make strides in its hillside working class neighborhoods. And they've attracted some much deserved recognition for their efforts ...
India: A day in Calcutta
The author of I, Me, Myself finds himself in Calcutta and offers glimpses of the city, even as he compares it to other cities in India.
Burma, India: Midnight Raid
An update from Burma on the current situation. “raided many monasteries, they visited house to house around mid-night and picked up whom they suspected as the protest leaders in Rangoon” at Sacred Media Cow.
India: Films and Pregnancy
When My Soup Came Alive on the rather unappetizing way that pregnancy is announced in Indian Movies.
India: Government and Burma
Kafila on what the Indian Government should do about the protests in Burma, with particular focus on cutting military support to the Myanmar Junta.
India: Wooing and Harassing
As a follow up to the interventions against street sexual harassment as part of the Blank Noise Project, a participant writes about what also could be potentially a class issue, what if men were not harassing but wooing women on the streets?
India: An evening in Colaba
Windy Skies with photographs and observation when in Colaba in Bombay.
India: Me and My Blog
Are we our blogs? The Mad Momma has an interesting post explaining her personal life in the context of her blog.
India, Burma: Notes on a gathering
Sacred Media Cow on a gathering in India in support of the pro-democracy protests in Burma.
India: Faculty and Institutions
nanopolitan on attracting faculty in Indian institutions, and keeping them there.
India: Ethics and Slum Tours
Mumbai Magic on poverty, and the ethics of slum tours.
India: Chess and Spectators
Plus Ultra on Viswanathan Anand (the chess player), him winning the recent World Chess Championship, in the context of the recent cricket win.
Hindi: Cricket in the air and a martyr is remembered!
It seemed as if all hell had broken loose on the evening of 24th September here in Delhi when Sreesanth took that catch of Misabh-ul-Haq that sealed for India the first ever Twenty20 World Cup!! I'd hardly blinked an eye and all of my neighbourhood was rocking with the wizzes...