Latest posts by Kamla Bhatt

India: Politics and Technology

  26 April 2007

Blogging about IT and technology is common topic for many Indian bloggers. The technology sector is the engine that is pulling the great Indian train forward in fits and starts and it seems that there be a change in the engine crew. President  Kalam's tenure as the President is coming to...

India and Bollywood Buzz

  20 April 2007

This week Bollywood was the dominant topic of conversation among bloggers. Bollywood dominated for a couple of reasons.  The first one is the wedding of the year or the decade or the century however you want to dub it. If you missed the news then here it is: Bollywood's hottest pair...

India: Child Abuse, The Other Half and NRIs

  12 April 2007

A few days ago a study about child sexual abuse in India was released and the findings of the study were pretty disturbing. If you recollect Mira Nair's movie “The Monsoon Wedding” had an underlying theme of child abuse in India, and that was probably the first time that this...

India and its various avatars

  6 April 2007

India: there are many facets to the country, and in this post we present a slice of how India is perceived by different people. Each writer is looking at India from a different angle and sees a different avatar of the country. Some look at India from a comparative perspective and...

India: Reservations, Law, Bollywood and Peanuts

  30 March 2007

So far this month the major topic of discussion in virtual India was the world cup cricket match in the West Indies. Now that India was unceremoniously bowled out of the world cup, bloggers have turned their attention to other issues. Yesterday the Indian Supreme Court temporarily stopped the implementation...

India: New Year Celebrations

  21 March 2007

New Year in March you ask? Well, yes in certain parts of India it the start of a new year since they follow a different calendar and not the Gregorian calendar that the western countries follow. Ugadi, Gudi Padwa are some of the names for the New Year celebrations in...

India: Mergers, Acquisitions and Technology

  13 February 2007

Merger and acquisitions and technology dominated the topic of conversations in India. Just in the past couple of week Indian companies have been involved in multi-billion dollar deals, which is an usual situation for Indian companies. For many years Indian companies were stymied by stringent government rules that prevented them...

Gandhi and YouTube has India talking

  17 January 2007

A YouTube clip of Mahatma Gandhi doing a pole dance by Gautam Prashad, a New York-based comedian/clown/yoga teacher of Indian origin created quite a bit of wave on the other side of the continent. The Indian Government was not amused by Prashad's modern day interpretation of Gandhi (India's Father of...

India: Wal-mart, Bangalore and BarCamp Bangalore II

  6 December 2006

National Interest, Wal-Mart, Internet, Barcamp, Bangalore and Bollywood are some of the topics we look in this week's round-up about all things Indian. There is a new group blog called Signal. The focus of this blog is on India's national interest. President Musharaff of Pakistan offered a new proposal to...

Blogging About India, NRIs, Bollywood and Ice Cricket

  16 November 2006

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...

Chatter in Virtual India…

  29 September 2006

Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of virtual India. BLOGGING: A couple of months ago bloggers in India were prevented from accessing their favorite blogs. A group...

India: Is The World Really Flat? It looks like.

  31 August 2006

This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes us back to the 15th century which was the start of another globalization era....

Bloggers on Virtual India

  21 July 2006

Virtual India is a different place, when compared to the real India. Bloggers cut through geographnical and physical barriers and come together and this week's blog ban highlighted this virtual India, and how different it is....