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Kamla Bhatt

Kamla Bhatt hosts and produces a syndicated online radio show: The Kamla Show (www.kamlashow.com), an award winning site. This is an eclectic show featuring guests like Prof. Freeman Dyson, Tim O'Reilly, Mira Nair, Pico Iyer, Guy Kawasaki, Shyam Benegal, Abhishek Bachchan, Shekar Kapur and others.

Kamla also maintains a blog and a video blog, where she covers topics about India and the vibrant Global Indian community.

Her articles have been published in various publications including Financial Express, Outlook, Rediff, India Abroad, Travelers India among others.

She holds an MA and MPhil degree in International Relations.

Kamla divides her time between USA and India.

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India Remembers Horrifying Mumbai Terror Attacks

  26 November 2009

One year ago, Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital came under a well- coordinated terrorist attack that lasted for 3 days. Indian netizens remember those horrifying moments and complain that nothing has changed.

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Celebrity Power in Indian Elections

  14 April 2009

In India movie stars and filmmakers wield enormous influence. The involvement of entertainers from Bollywood (or the Hindi film industry) based in Mumbai and the Tamil and Telugu film industry have registered a significant spike in the campaigns for the upcoming election in India. Read how the Film industry celebrities of India are influencing the election campaigns.

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India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire

  26 January 2009

If you have not heard about Slumdog Millionaire then you must have missed all the buzz and the word of mouth publicity the film has got over the past few weeks. This surprise “underdog” film that almost did not make it to the movie theaters has won 4 Golden Globe...

Obama and India

  5 November 2008

The election of Barack Obama was a keenly watched event in India. Obama appears to have been the choice for President for many bloggers in India. Here is an quick snapshot of the initial reactions from bloggers in India about the historical significance of Obama's election. Interestingly, an underlying theme...

India-USA Relationship Enters A New Era

  14 October 2008

Earlier this month the US government lifted its 30 year moratorium on nuclear trade with India. US President Bush signed a bill that allows US assistance to India's civilian nuclear energy program and in return India will allow its nuclear facilities for inspection by International Atomic Energy Association. Riding the...

Debate Over India-US Nuclear Deal

  7 July 2008

For the past few months there has been a heated debate in India about its its nuclear deal with the USA. This is an issue for which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has lobbied hard and tried to get political consensus. In fact, some analysts and observers point out Mr. Singh...

India: Tibet, the Olympic Torch and the Dalai Lama

  11 April 2008

In this week's roundup of virtual India we look at Tibet in India. Next week the Olympic torch arrives in India. First, Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia pulled out, and now Supercop Kiran Bedi has pulled out. However, well-known Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be carrying the Olympic torch writes enga....

India: The Olympic Torch and Tibet

  5 April 2008

It seems like Tibet refuses to go away from people's mind. Tibet continues to be the dominant topic of conversation and is clearly gathering a lot of public support, especially in virtual India. Baichung Bhutia, India's well-known football player has refused to carry the Olympic torch when it comes to...

India: Tata, Jaguar and Rover.

  26 March 2008

Earlier today it was announced that Tata Motors of India is acquiring Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motors, which was once one of three automotive giants of Michigan. Tata’s acquisition of these two high-end automobile brands is one of the central topics of conversation in global mainstream media and...

India: Between Tibet and China

  22 March 2008

Over the past few day the focus of the international community is on Tibet and Chinese Government's handling of the uprising, but over in India there has been quite a bit of debate over China's actions in Tibet and the role of Tibet in India-China relationship. What should India's stand...

RIP: Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan

  27 December 2007

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto (54) was assassinated in Rawalpindi earlier today at a political rally. Ironically according to media reports Rawalpindi is one of the most secure cities in Pakistan and teeming with security folks. In another irony according to a report on the BBC Benazir was assassinated in almost the...

India: Bengalooru Bangalored!

  10 December 2007

With due apologies to Prof. TT Ram Mohan who came up with this creative title for his post, and which I have happily borrowed from him. The emergence of Bangalore from a laid-back garden city to a city of steel and glass buildings and and a major IT hub in India is a...

State of Emergency in Pakistan

  3 November 2007

Earlier today President Musharaff of Pakistan declared a state of emergency and bloggers have been busy trying to get a handle of the latest political developments in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, who left for Dubai is reportedly back in Pakistan. President Musharraf is expected to address the nation sometime soon. (It...

India: Bangalore – Infrastructure and Barcamps

  2 November 2007

Bangalore is the focus of this post. Bangalore is the capital of the southern state of Karnataka and and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. Once known as the “garden city” of India, the city has morphed into a sprawling metropolis with poor infrastructure and a...

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Chak De India – Go For It India

  27 September 2007

Chak De India (Go For it India) is a Bollywood film that was released last month, and what an impact the film has on the pysche of Indians. In India Chak De India has become a magic mantra of sorts and Indian business schools are thinking of including the film...

India: Orkut and the death of a teenager

  22 August 2007

The online Indian community is rattled by the recent death of 16-year old Adnan Patrawala of Mumbai. Apparently Adnan was lured by his friends on Orkut and was later found murdered. Is Orkut responsible for the murder of this young teenager? Orkut has millions of users in India. Police investigations...

India: Rajnikanth Movie Mania, Bollywood and Web Analytics

  15 June 2007

It is movie mania week and it is not from Bollywood but from Kollywood or the Tamil film industry. Rajnikanth's (or Rajni) Sivaji: The Boss is slated for release tomorrow (Friday, June 15, 2007) and the hype surrounding the movie has reached fever pitch level among his fans. Rajni is...

India: We are talking Bollywood

  22 May 2007

If you can't beat them, join them appears to be the motto of Eros, which distributes Bollywood films outside India. Eros has decided to partner with YouTube and has created a Bollywood Channel. Eros will share its content and in the process make some money. Krishworld writes: This is the...

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