City-hopping, trivia-gathering, identity-hunting. Obsessions include culture, social software, cities, literature, internet, music, history, marketplace and anything that doesn't twinkle.
I blog at Within / Without
and can be found at other CollaBlogs such as DesiPundit, Indicubed and The Sea-Eat Blog.
Latest posts by Neha Viswanathan
India: Fair, Lovely and Facebooked
A new Facebook app has been creating some controversy in India. The app lets users lighten the skin colour on their profile pictures. Bloggers discuss the complexity of the issue especially the fact that the app is targeting men instead of women.
Mumbai and Terror: The Day After
An attack of this scale has surprised the entire country. While India is no stranger to bomb blasts and attacks by terrorists, a prolonged hostage situation at prominent landmarks is a complete surprise. The last hostage situation that was covered this extensively was the hijacking of a flight in 1999....
India: Who are they, and what is the Media saying?
Smoke Signals slams the mainstream media coverage of the event, as the television screens are filled with almost panic inducing sequences, and hurried question and answer sessions. At the time that this post is being written, the gun battles are still going on in at least one of the hotels...
Mumbai: The Taj Hotel Burns
Photographs are appearing on flickr and elsewhere, allowing us a glimpse beyond the visuals provided by mainstream media. Arun Shanbhag has a post full of photographs – from blood pools, to chalk marks and a burning Taj Hotel. More of his photographs on flickr here. A photograph of the Taj...
Terror in Mumbai: Theories, strategies and more Media
An online list of people who are injured, in hospitals or reported dead has been put up on a google spreadsheet. The spreadsheet has details of people's names and which hospitals they are in. At Mahalo, a comprehensive link list is being updated with links to various sources of information....
India: Political will, terrorism and Mumbai
Even as the unfolding hostage situation in Mumbai escalates, more reactions on the blogosphere – from India and other places. Desipundit has pulled in links from various blogs – highlighting posts – from experience, to shock, despair and rage. The article on the attacks over at Wikipedia is an excellent...
India: Media, Mumbai and Terror Attacks
This post is part of the Global Voices coverage on the terror attacks in Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008. Anger at the media for their coverage of the terror attacks in Mumbai is apparent on the blogosphere. For one, the mainstream media appears to have taken the approach of...
India: First photographs of Mumbai blasts on flickr
The first photographs from Mumbai on flickr are coming up. Vinu from Vinu's Online Cloud has uploaded a lot of photographs from the streets of Mumbai. MumbaiHelp is back online and offering to make call for anyone who can't get through to their families and friends. Leave a message if...
India: Terror attacks continue in Mumbai
In what appears to be a surreal sense of reality, television channels are airing footage from the various places in Southern Mumbai that are being attacked. Ultrabrown writes – A large-scale S. Bombay terrorist attack is going on right now using automatic weapons, hand grenades and possibly a taxi bomb....
India: Blasts, Gunfire and Terror in Mumbai
In a series of blasts and shoot outs, the city of Mumbai appears to have come under attack. According to the news, there appear to be at least seven different locations in the city that have been attacked. In an unprecedented sort of terror, a combination of gun fire, blasts,...
India: Are bomb blasts normal?
India's northeastern state of Assam was rocked by a series of bomb blasts last Thursday which killed at least 76 people and injured hundreds. Even as the country is a constant state of high alert given the number of terrorist attacks in the country, more cities appear to be added...
India: Films and Feminism
Beth Loves Bollywood does a post on “filmi” feminism – picking on a scene from a Bollywood film.
Bangladesh: Working in the Gulf
Reflections on migrants going to work in the Gulf, while waiting at the airport at unearthly hour at D is for Dhaka.
India: Muslims in America
Indian Muslims Blog on why Muslims are alienated from America's political parties.
The 3rd World View on the waterlogged lifecycle in Bangladesh as several areas are waterlogged.
India: No Orissa
Naveen Roy on how issues like the violence in Orissa are not discussed on the Indian blogosphere.
India: Floods in Bihar
Keep Nepal Free on the lack of adequate relief programmes in the flood struck areas of Bihar in India.
Bangladesh: Palin and Her Speech
Mash on Sarah Palin's acceptance speech and the errors within.
Pakistan: PM's motorcade attacked
CHUP! on the Pakistani Prime Minister's motorcade being attacked in an attempt to assassinate him.
Pakistan: Attempt to Assasinate?
The Pakistani Spectator on an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister's life.
Bangladesh: The poor and banks
The 3rd World View on the banking industry, the poor and the idea of microfinance.