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Stories about India

31 May 2015

Odia Wikipedia Set to Celebrate 13 Years of Volunteer Contributions

Rising Voices

A project that was virtually unknown a few years back with monthly page views in the low thousands recorded 8,08,834 page views in March 2015 alone.

15 May 2015

Not Everyone in Nepal Is Happy with the Indian Media

Angered by the irresponsible reports in the Indian media, Nepalis online have started using the hashtag #GoHomeIndianMedia, which trended on Twitter for several days.

A Viral Music Video in China Pokes Fun at Xiaomi CEO’s Imperfect English

After Lei Jun’s English skills were mocked following a short speech at one of the tech giant's product launches, Chinese are once again asking—Is English important for business internationalisation?

3 May 2015

Indian Minister Says #MaritalRape Does Not Count

"Dear minister, if marriage is sacred, does that make #MaritalRape sacred too?"

29 April 2015

In the Face of Destruction, Nepal Refuses to Be Broken

Following a devastating earthquake, hope and solidarity come together in Nepal, where a strong government has been painfully absent.

26 April 2015

Nepal Earthquake: People Around the World Scramble Online to Find Loved Ones

Many around the world and in Nepal are desperately trying to reach loved ones through social media.

18 April 2015

What Are We Doing to Our Children's Brains?

Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime. Can we save our kid's from unnecessary exposure?

25 March 2015

India's Supreme Court Axes Online Censorship Law, But Challenges Remain

Global Voices Advocacy

People in India are cheering after the Indian Supreme Court struck down IT Act Section 66A, calling it a violation of free expression.

12 March 2015

The Ban on “India’s Daughter” Brings India’s Sons into Focus

The documentary about the horrific 2012 Delhi rape case wasn't perfect, but any thoughtful critiques were shoved aside when India's government banned the film and asked YouTube to block it.

4 March 2015

Indian State Maharashtra’s #BeefBan Means Eating a Burger Can Send You to Prison

"Congratulations Maharashtra: it is now safer to be a cow than a woman, Dalit or Muslim in the state."

28 February 2015

Imported Bollywood Films Have Become Quite a Drama in Bangladesh

Popular Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan joined protests against Indian movies being screened, arguing it would hurt the country's struggling film industry. Film distributors and cinema owners then banned his films.

16 February 2015

Social Media Is Changing How Consumers in India Interact With Companies

Got a complaint? When consumers in India do, around 25% of them post their grievances online before lodging their complaint in court.

13 February 2015

Some Right-Wing Groups in India Have No Love for Valentine's Day This Year

Hindu Mahasabha says it will force couples making public displays of affection on Valentine's Day to marry, while Kalinga Sena plans to film couples and send the videos to parents.

10 February 2015

Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?

In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.

9 February 2015

Gardeners Are Repurposing Coconut Waste as Eco-Friendly Plant Pots

Using coir pots that can be planted can save an estimated 100 million plastic pots from ending up in garbage cans.

4 February 2015

Mumbai Newspaper Editor Fired, Arrested for Republishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

Shirin Dalvi is accused of hurting religious sentiments. She says printing the cartoon was an honest mistake, but that no one is listening to her side of the story.

27 January 2015

Citizens Refuse to See India's Garden City Reduced to Waste

Rather than trash the authorities' handling of Bangalore's garbage problem, residents are finding innovative ways in which to deal with the massive amounts of waste generated by the city.

18 January 2015

Reports of Forced Religious Conversions Grab Headlines in India

On Christmas day, 59 Christians in Kerala reportedly were "converted" to Hinduism by two Hindu nationalist organizations with ties to the leading BJP party. What happened to religious tolerance?

12 January 2015

Can Big Data Save the Last of India's Wild Tigers?

Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers in India find clues to help stop tiger poachers in their tracks.

6 January 2015

Indian Netizens Criticize Online Censorship of ‘Jihadi’ Content

Global Voices Advocacy

Indian netizens are speaking out against censorship in the face of government blocks on Github, Internet Archive, Vimeo, Sourceforge and other popular sites.

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