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Jul 8, 2010

Saina Nehwal calls on women athletes to make an impact

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Badminton world number three Saina Nehwal has urged India’s other female athletes to make the sacrifices necessary to break into the country’s male-dominated sports community.

The 20-year-old from Hyderabad, who picked up her second successive Indonesia Open Super Series title last month, told Reuters that Indian women had to toughen up to compete at the highest level.

Jul 8, 2010

Saina Nehwal calls on India’s women to make an impact

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Badminton world number three Saina Nehwal has urged India’s other female athletes to make the sacrifices necessary to break into the country’s male-dominated sports community.

The 20-year-old from Hyderabad, who picked up her second successive Indonesia Open Super Series title last month, told Reuters that Indian women had to toughen up to compete at the highest level.

Jun 25, 2010
via India Insight

Fuel price hike: Reactions from the common man

The government raises petrol prices by 3.5 rupees/litre and decides to make them market-determined. Diesel gets costlier by 2 rupees/litre and cooking gas by 35 rupees a cylinder.

Reuters spoke to people in the streets of New Delhi to get their reaction.

PANKAJ (senior manufacturing analyst, GM motors)

ANUBHAV SRIVASTAVA (member, RTI foundation) 

DISHITA (freelancer at an ad agency)

GAURAV (a student)

(Flip cam videos by Rohan Dua)

May 3, 2010
via India Insight

Moral brigade, media trials and law

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In what is being seen as a significant judgement, India’s apex court recently dismissed all charges against south Indian actress Khushboo for her alleged remarks on pre-marital sex in a 2005 magazine interview.

The Supreme Court said her comments were her personal view and that she was entitled to express them.

May 2, 2010
via India Insight

INTERVIEW – Supreme Court lawyer on Khushboo case

Pinky Anand, counsel for actress Khushboo in the Supreme Court, spoke to Reuters about the case and how the verdict would have a far-reaching impact.

Apr 26, 2010
via India Insight

INTERVIEW – Nandan Nilekani on India’s UID project

Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, told Reuters his goal is to start issuing UID numbers by August 2010.

(Video by Urvashi Sibal)

Apr 26, 2010
via India Insight

Of sex swamis, lies and videotape

The recent scandals over two spiritual gurus have shaken the collective faith of their followers in India.

The sanctity of religions or the people’s faith is not being questioned but these controversies put the spotlight on the uniquely Indian phenomenon of mortals given the status of gods.

Mar 17, 2010
via India Insight

Mayawati’s public display of wealth or affection?

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Garlands of flowers have been a standard greeting for politicians in India. Ceremonies and inaugurations with a political leader as chief guest mean more prosperity to florists than anyone else.

Most of these garlands get swept aside or badly crushed. But not the one recently presented to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

Feb 26, 2010
via India Insight

Budget 2010: Reactions from the common man

Rohan Dua spoke to people on the streets of New Delhi as Pranab Mukherjee tabled the 2010/11 Budget in parliament –

Feb 25, 2010
via India Insight

Applaud and preserve Sachin-like champions — can we?

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Tendulkar’s batting magnificence has been chronicled so much over the years that anything written about him generates as much passion as he does on any cricket field.

His 200-run spectacle against South Africa was another opportunity for his fans to erupt, cheer, sing and write praises.