· May, 2009

Stories about India from May, 2009

India: Perils Of An Unstable Government

  15 May 2009

On the day before the election results Blogs from Brain comments on the perils of an unstable government: “Once the results are out, the next thing is the stability of the Government. Most of them are aware that due to proliferation of regional parties with which the Government will be...

India: Remembering The 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

  15 May 2009

Sidhusaaheb at I, Me, Myself remembers the Operation Blue Star and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, India. The riots were triggered by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards (in retaliation for Operation Bluestar). The article in three parts...

India: Exit Poll Figures

  14 May 2009

HarshadOak.com posts a summary of exit poll predictions for India Election Results 2009 which suggests that India could be heading for a weak coalition government. The blogger adds: “however, looking at the dismal record of opinion and exit polls in India, we need to look at these numbers more as...

Russia: Translation of Baymurat Story

Jost A Mon translates Roman Gruzov's Bolshoi Gorod text (RUS) about Baymurat, “an unlikely star” of the Russian internet, mentioned on GV back in April – here: “… a poorly dressed Tajik gastarbeiter who brilliantly performed the song ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja’ from the Hindi film ‘Disco Dancer’ with such...

India: Decision Time Approaches

  11 May 2009

As the results of the Indian elections become due by the end of this week, Sunday Posts reminds that: “the union of India will become a more untenable concept if the political class can not reinvent the idea of India yet again, and show the citizens value of their vote...

Global: Happy Mother's Day!

  10 May 2009

If one thing is true of all humankind, it is this: we all have mothers. And in many parts of the world, it is customary to celebrate our mothers with a special day: Mother's Day. Although the date varies, many countries are celebrating today, the second Sunday of May. From Denmark to Dominica, Peru to Pakistan, the United States to Uganda, bloggers of all ages are calling, visiting, or otherwise honoring their mothers today.

India: Interference in Nepali Affairs

  7 May 2009

Srinivasan Ramani at A New Praxis in a changed world comments: “the Indian ambassador's moves to pressurize the Nepali polity to retain Katuwal was a blatant expression of interference in Nepali affairs. Any self respecting Nepali, let alone a Maoist or any other leftist politician would have bristled at this...

India: Why we should vote for independent candidates

  7 May 2009

While discussing about the independent candidates in the Indian elections 2009, Muthu Kumar at The average everyday – Reality Fictionized answers the question: “Why should we vote for independent candidates if we think they are worth it?”

India: TwitterCamp

  5 May 2009

Kiruba Shankar reports that preparations are going on for TwitterCamp, a one day unconference of Micro-blogging which is scheduled to be held in Chennai, India on 21st of June, 2009.

India: Absentee Voters

  1 May 2009

The Acorn discusses about the absent Indian voter syndrome (AIVS): “It is clear that simple explanations of why eligible voters don’t vote are insufficient to explain AIVS phenomenon. Better analysis is required.”

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site