· December, 2010

Stories about India from December, 2010

India: Open Access Indian Law Database

  14 December 2010

Yale Law Library blog informs that The Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India), a non-profit access to 50 databases of Indian law, is now open for public access.

Bangladesh: The Trigger Happy Indian BSF Exposed

  12 December 2010

Jyoti at Unheard Voice highlights the recently published report of Human Rights Watch chronicling the situation on the India Bangladesh border. The report documents indiscriminate killing and torture by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area.

India: Sari Is Not A Terrorist Outfit

  11 December 2010

The Indian ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was pulled from a security line at the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Mississippi, USA, and was subsequently forced to undergo a pat-down body search on grounds that she was wearing a sari. The incident sparked strong protests from India and the blogosphere reacts.

India: Gifting Cars At Weddings

  10 December 2010

Neha Viswanathan at Within / Without discusses about a slogan of a car advertisement in India promoting gifting of cars at weddings, which can be interpreted as promoting dowry.

India: One Day Women Can Play and Dance

  10 December 2010

India Unheard shows us two different festivities in different areas of the country where married women from tribal communities can, for one day only, play and dance in public without risking censure.

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

  6 December 2010

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is to be interpreters and communicators of what their national delegations say and do at the UNFCCC conferences on Climate Change.

India, Pakistan: The Cyber War Continues

  5 December 2010

“On Friday, the Pakistan Cyber Army hacked the Indian CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) website” and the Pakistani “OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority) website was hacked yesterday by the Indian cyber army, reports Chowrangi.