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Bharateeya Blog Mela No 19


Here are some of the best Indian blog entries for this week.

smorgasbord in his post “My Hinduism, Your Hinduism”:http://smorgasbord.rediffblogs.com/2003_22_06_smorgasbord_archive.html#1056505692 says “My Hinduism has nothing in common with the narrow views defined by Ashok Singhal or Bal Thackeray, who are undemocratic, ignorant and self-serving demagogues”. He also has another nomination “The Star Spangled Indian connection”:http://smorgasbord.rediffblogs.com/2003_29_06_smorgasbord_archive.html#1056947968 which brings out the connection between the American national anthem and India.

Indian Ink has two nominations as well. “Fruit Labels”:http://indianink.bloghosts.com/archives/000118.html solves the mystery of identifying conventional, organic and genetically modified food. There is also a recipe to prepare “Badam Laddu”:http://indianink.bloghosts.com/archives/000132.html.

Sandeep takes off from where I left and dissects Pritish Nandy’s racist article against the NRIs in this entry titled “Pritish Nandy’s Jokes”:http://sandeep.blog-city.com/readblog.cfm?BID=124532

Niraj explains why “Israel should not snub the BBC”:http://www.nirajweb.net/mt/niraj/archives/001615.html “I personally believe Israel should maintain relations with the BBC because it is better to get your views across, no matter how the BBC may spin it, then not saying anything at all. Why cede the argument to the other side?”

Shanti writes about “Multiculti hypocrisy”:http://www.madhoo.com/archives/002533.php#002533 and says “It is extremely irritating for me to hear how proud someone else is of my culture and heritage, to the point that they won?t condemn or worse, let me condemn even the bad things about my own culture or about other cultures I see around me.”

Lazy Geek has a “review of film music and movies”:http://lazygeek.blogspot.com/2003_06_01_lazygeek_archive.html#105668972167281768

That’s it for this week. If you wish to host the next Blog Mela, please drop a comment. We need volunteers. If no one volunteers, I threaten to host again.

9 Responses to Bharateeya Blog Mela No 19

  1. ind July 2, 2003 at 6:27 am #

    Thanks for posting my entry. Very interesting post from smorgasbord about the “The Star Spangled Indian connection.”

  2. Shanti July 2, 2003 at 7:48 am #

    Great job, JK – thanks :)

  3. Yazad July 2, 2003 at 8:19 am #

    Heya JK. Don’t make these threats. We’ll call your bluff. 😉

    And nice job!

  4. Quizfan July 2, 2003 at 10:11 am #

    JK, Shashank, Thanks a ton for nominating and selecting my entries. Much appreciated.

  5. godlesscapitalist July 3, 2003 at 1:22 am #

    Hey – maybe me and Razib at Gene Expression could host the next Blog Mela. We are technically South Asians after all, albeit the deracinated/Americanized versions…

  6. Shanti July 3, 2003 at 7:49 am #

    godless, sounds like an idea. Email me at madhoo.1atemaildotcom if you need any help.

  7. razib July 3, 2003 at 8:49 am #

    who the hell are you calling de-racinated devil worshipper????

    allah wakbar! allah wakbar!

  8. JK July 3, 2003 at 9:15 am #

    godless, please go ahead and make the announcement on your blog. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Shanti July 3, 2003 at 11:46 am #

    Ahh, Razib! As I suspected all along – closet fundamentalist 😉 How is that for a conspiracy theory?

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