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Blogging About India, NRIs, Bollywood and Ice Cricket

New blog aggregator, what does it take to buy a home in Bangalore, NRIs, English  Bollywood , ice cricket are some of the things we look in this round-up.

There is a new blog aggregator from India with a different voice.  Check it out, it is called Blog Bharti.

The Human Development Report for 2006 was recently published. Alex Thomas has a nice summary of India and the HDR report and wonders if some of the recommendations make sense.  He writes, “The Indian populace has been repeatedly told that India is reducing its poverty and that it is well under 30%. They are right. Keeping in mind the needs of the people for a decent livelihood a family needs at least an income of 2000 rupees per month!”

Here is a different perspective about living in India and the challenges of buying a home. Anita Bora wonders how people are buying homes in Bangalore? She finds that she has been priced out of the market. Do you know what one square foot costs in this city? Rs. 3,000, which translates to about $75 approximately.

What happens to NRIs or Non-Resident Indians when they are back in India on a short visit? Their whole world revolves round food. GV Krishnan of Desicritics has a great post aptly titled: The Way To NRI's Wallet Is Through Their Tummies.

Talking of NRI's here is what Brajesh of Scaling New Heights has to say about what he learnt in America: equal respect for all jobs in the USA.

We move from NRI's to English and Indlish.

Robo calls…you remember hearing that phrase in the recently concluded American mid-term elections, right? Grandmastales has an explanation of what a robo call is and it makes for an interesting read. 

Indlish. Know what Indlish is? Well, read Plus Ultra's post about it. Hint: it has something to do with English.

Bollywood.  Route 79 has a short review of a new Indian movie that was released a couple of weeks ago.

Huzaifa has a really interesting post about Ice Cricket in Estonia complete with pictures. Whoever thought of ice cricket?

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