· March, 2009

Stories about India from March, 2009

South Asia: Migrant Workers Coming Home

  19 March 2009

South Asia is a populous region. Many South Asian immigrants or migrant workers travel to distant places around the world in search of a better education, job or better living conditions. However they have close ties to families and friends back home and their remittances play a major role in...

India: Pata Chitra

  18 March 2009

Tanay Behera at Desicritics writes about ‘Pata Chitra’, a popular Indian art form using rich vegetable colors. ‘Pata’ in Sanskrit means piece of cloth and ‘Chitra’ means painting or picture.

India: Steps to Prevent “Yoga Piracy”

  16 March 2009

India has organized a team of researchers and scientists to identify and record all ancient yoga positions (or asanas) in an attempt to prevent people living in other countries from patenting this existing knowledge.

India: The Third Front

  12 March 2009

A number of political parties in India have announced a third front to offer an alternative to the ruling Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modern Indian Politics opines: “The idea of a Non-Congress and Non-BJP government seems less than absurd now; many view it as plausible...

Minority Rights In South Asia – Full Of Denials

  10 March 2009

The New Horizon comments on the state of minority rights in South Asia: “Each country says minorities are treated in the best possible ways they should have. However, as the UN data shows, all these countries have low rank in Human development and high rank in discrimination against minorities.”

‘Middle India’ can make a difference

  9 March 2009

Rajesh Jain at Emergic opines that the 400 million strong Middle India, whose voices are not heard and who do not get the focus of the politicians, can make a difference in the upcoming Indian Elections.

India: Responding To The Attacks On Pakistan

  5 March 2009

Sandeep Bansal at Desicritics discusses how should India respond to the terrorist attacks on Pakistan and thinks that “it is in India's own interest to take the lead and ensure stability in the region”.

India: Fearless Karnataka

  4 March 2009

Ultra Violet informs that: “in response to the recent attacks against women in the city of Bangalore, many individuals and organisations have come together to form FEARLESS KARNATAKA or Nirbhaya Karnataka to reclaim public spaces and promote safety for all.”

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