Stories about India from March, 2009
South Asia: Migrant Workers Coming Home
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
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”
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.
Kenya: Indo-Masai Dance
Kenyan blogger James Adolwa writes about the Indo-Masai fusion dance, which took place at the French Cultural Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
India: The Third Front
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
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
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
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
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.”