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Photo gallery: vigils after Delhi rape victim dies

Here are some photographs from our India Insight contributors that show vigils following the death on Saturday of a 23-year-old woman after six men raped her aboard a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16. We will update this post as more photos arrive. Thanks to Soumya Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata, Anoo  Bhuyan and Anuja Jaiman in Delhi and Vidya L. Nathan in Bangalore. Apologies for any inconsistent sizing or lack of uniformity. Note for non-Hindi readers or speakers: the sign in the first photograph says: "My voice is higher than my skirt."

Delhi (Anoo Bhuyan):












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from India Insight:

Occupy Bangalore: a more ‘intimate’ crowd than expected

By Soham Chatterjee

They sent out about 10,000 invitations. About 850 responded. Maybe 25 showed up.

Make that 30 if you include the press.

These twentysomethings arrived to "occupy Bangalore," to protest India's efforts to shut down "torrent" sites that allow file sharing -- and the distribution of pirated movies and music -- and to tell the public about India's attempts to punish people who post "obscene" content on their social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter.

from India Insight:

Among the protests, India’s poor get on with life

"Shoe polish, sir?" That was a quote your correspondent was not expecting to record as he paced through the crowds protesting in New Delhi in solidarity with Anna Hazare, the 74-year-old poster boy for India's fight against endemic corruption.

Among the waving flags, painted faces and punched fists of thousands of mostly students and young professionals on Wednesday, were beggars, trinket-sellers and shoe-shiners plying their trade seemingly indifferent to the din around them.