Aparna Ray

I am a researcher who loves to travel across Myriad Spaces and highlight stories from South Asia. Passionate about cultures, people and issues related to ICT4D, governance, community, gender and social inclusion, you will find me ever willing to engage in a good conversation over a steaming cup of tea. I have also served as a volunteer representative on the Global Voices Board of Directors.

You can find me on Twitter at @aparnaray

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Latest posts by Aparna Ray

India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

  26 November 2011

On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up with the growing inflation, corruption and graft cases in the country and decided to hit out in protest.

India: A Murder Convict's Parole Stirs Up Controversy

  17 November 2011

The Delhi High Court's decision to grant parole to Mr. Manu Sharma - currently serving life imprisonment for the murder of Jessica Lal - has led to public outrage in India. Netizens are engaged in heated discussions online on this issue.

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

  24 August 2011

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare, who continues to receive a huge amount of support in home and abroad - online and offline.

India: Was Delhi's SlutWalk More of a Media Hype?

  13 August 2011

On Sunday 31 July, 2011, Delhi held it's own version of the SlutWalk - titled 'Besharmi Morcha' to make it more relevant to the Indian context. Netizens discussed the event, its reach, impact and its coverage in the mainstream media.

India: Health Minister Stirs up Gay Sex Controversy

  7 July 2011

India's Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has stirred up controversy and angered the gay community and gay rights activists with his recent comments at a HIV/AIDS conference in New Delhi. He was widely quoted in mainstream media as having referred to homosexuality as "unnatural" and a "disease" that had come from the West.

Bangladesh: Rumana Manzur – A Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence

  22 June 2011

On 5 June, 2011, Rumana Manzur, an Assistant Professor at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her husband Hassan Syed. This incident has shocked the Bangladeshi society and bloggers too have lent their voice in this demand for justice, expressing anger, outrage and shock.

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