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Are You A Desicritic?

January 25, 2006
Aaman Lamba

If you have an interest in South Asia, enjoy writing, and would like greater visibility and reach a global audience, then Desicritics.org may be right for you.

Desicritics.org is part of the Blogcritics.org family of sites, which has over 1000,000 daily visitors, and 1600+ superior bloggers.

We have garnered over 500 writers, 6000+ articles, 2000000+ unique visitors and 50000+ comments, and we're only getting started. We need you to scale greater heights.

Desicritics cover the planet from Carrollton to Calcutta, and points between. You get high quality news, opinions, and reviews across a wide variety of fronts AND you get the funky, eclectic, personality-driven spirit of the blogosphere all in one package.

You also get an opportunity to be a part of the very visible South Asian global dynamic. The sub-continent is recognized as a key brick in the global wall, and your contributions will help foster this visibility.
We cover media, culture, politics, sports and more with a global South Asian focus. Desicritics get access to a global audience, as well as an uninhibited platform to opinionate.

The Blogcritics community has proven itself over the last 3 years, and this has translated well to the South Asian context. My association with Blogcritics.org has made me a far better writer, allowed me to read outstanding news, opinion pieces, and reviews every single day, and has provided me with valuable contacts and friends.

We are a recognized primary source for news and opinion on topics of global South Asian interest, and our open, no-holds barred approach to issues has brought us writers who paint every shade of an issue for our loyal readers.

If you can write lucidly and are opinionated, then you will fit right in with our 'sinister cabal'. We are looking for reviews, news, interviews, commentary and opinion. You can be as eccentric, bizarre, creative, opinionated, specific, or broad-based as you like.

We only require that you be accurate and give your best effort in your posts.

Your posts get a wide audience, with an open comments space that enables reader participation, like few media channels do. We are an official Google News source, with numerous front page stories. Other aggregators such as Indianpad.com, Topix, etc. syndicate content from Desicritics. Articles can also be syndicated to Blogcritics, giving them even wider reach.

We syndicate content to numerous newspapers via the Advance.net family of websites, and are recognized as a leading online source of news and opinion. Besides wide exposure for your writing and ideas, you can also get free review copies of DVDs, CDs, books, movie tickets, and more.

Desicritics is about South Asia, including about what South Asians think about no matter what topic

You also get an opportunity to be a part of the very visible South Asian global dynamic. The sub-continent is recognized as a key brick in the global wall, and your contributions will help foster this visibility.

If this community sounds interesting to you, send Desicritics an email. Please include your personal blog or website URL, your preferred nick-name under which your articles will appear (not necessarily your own), and your interests.

About the Desicritics Team

Aaman Lamba

Aaman Lamba is the Publisher of Desicritics.org, a Blogcritics network site. He also blogs, more infrequently nowadays, at Audit Trails Of Self
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#1
Eric Berlin
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January 25, 2006
09:29 PM

Desicritics is here, yes!!! Very exciting and congratulations and thanks to all who made it happen.

#2
Phillip Winn
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January 25, 2006
09:31 PM

I wish that I could figure out how to get the date-stamp to use Mumbai time, 10.5 hours ahead, but at least for now, the system is "stuck" on U.S. Eastern time. Still, Happy Republic Day anyway!

It's 8:01am in Mumbai, so it's Republic Day. And that's that.

#3
Eric Berlin
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January 25, 2006
09:42 PM

Everyone knows that New York is the center of the universe anyway, Phillip!

And Queens (where I was born) has a huge and bustling South Asian community.

#4
Phillip Winn
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January 25, 2006
09:47 PM

Bah to New York. It seems that Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, might have the most desicritics right now!

Nah, it's India, of course. But Texas is strangely close behind.

#5
Lisa McKay
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January 25, 2006
09:58 PM

Welcome, Desicritics! Best of luck with the new site, Aaman - I look forward to more good reading!

#6
Aaman
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January 25, 2006
09:59 PM

Thanks folks - Get ready for some fine writing - the best of the South Asian space

#7
Suyog
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January 25, 2006
11:07 PM

Hey,

Great going!! Finally its alive - had been waiting for this site to go alive!

Cheers!

Suyog

#8
Aaman
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January 25, 2006
11:21 PM

If you'd like to sign up, please send me an email

#9
DrPolitics
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January 26, 2006
10:17 AM

The best kept secret in South Asia Desicritics.org the offspring of Blogcritics.org is all ready making strides of success and only 22 hrs old, has become the talk of the net. Wow! I am honored to be a part of its historic launch and I take this opportunity to wish all you guys the very best, and last but not least to Aaman and Phillip brilliant work Desicritics.org would soon be the Hallmark of the net and the Forte of South Asia.

#10
Jumper Bailey
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January 26, 2006
10:59 AM

Phillip --

If Carrollton is on the map, then Irving (to be followed closely by Richardson), Texas will not be far behind. All three cities are located in the Dallas metroplex.

A coworker/friend of mine was involved in an intramural cricket league in the city. He told me that the two teams playing that particular weekend were "Irving" and "Not Irving."

I'm sure we will fall far behind New York and New Jersey for NRI-in-the-US activity, of course. But we'll do our best.

#11
Roshan
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January 26, 2006
01:12 PM

Looks great, Aaman. Congrats on getting it up and running.

#12
Roshan
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January 26, 2006
01:13 PM

Looks great, Aaman. Congrats on getting it up and running.

#13
Howard Dratch
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January 26, 2006
04:59 PM

Congratulations Aaman. I wondered where Carrollton was in SE Asia but wisely read the comments. Is it at least in SE Texas?

Best wishes for success as you enlighten the ancient cultures of the East.

#14
Phillip Winn
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January 26, 2006
05:51 PM

Sorry, Howard, it's a suburb of Dallas, which is in North Texas. It's a bit to the East side of the state, at least!

And yes, other Dallas suburbs should be able to represent well; we just need good writers to sign up!

#15
gypsyman
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January 26, 2006
08:39 PM

Phew now I know how I fit in. Kingston Ontario is in the far South East corner of Ontario, actually pretty much as far south as you can go without being in New York State and only one and half hours west of the Quebec border...

There is even a ferry boat that will take you from an island on the Canadian side of the St Lawrence Rive to an island in New York State...We're not quite the furthest south east you can get but close.

gypsyman

#16
Sabarish
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January 27, 2006
10:56 AM

All the best with this endeavour!

#17
A Reader
January 28, 2006
12:53 AM

The link to your comment policy is broken.

#18
Aaman
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January 28, 2006
01:02 AM

Actually, it is not broken - Desicritics has the same Comments Policy as Blogcritics.org - and so we point you there.

Very simple - play nice, no personal attacks, and opine to your heart's content

#19
Prayas Abhinav
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January 28, 2006
11:30 PM

Congratulations, for getting this started!

This seems like a great effort.

#20
Annie
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January 30, 2006
05:29 PM

Congratulations Aaman! Looks like you're off to a brilliant start, and a bright future!

#21
KIRAN SAWHNEY
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February 2, 2006
11:38 AM

i write on health and fitness. some of my published articles are there on my web site. i am keen to write for this web site too. Kindly let me know how it is possible. thanks.

#22
Aaman
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February 2, 2006
11:49 AM

Send me an e-mail Kiran - the e-mail address is at the bottom of the post above

#23
abcd
February 3, 2006
02:49 PM

good idea, except the annoying ads on the sidebar

#24
Batul Mukhtiar
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March 7, 2006
02:40 AM

I'm new here. But it looks like an exciting blog. And I'm glad to be a part of it.

#25
Sujatha
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March 7, 2006
04:23 AM

Batul, welcome. :)

#26
Adnan
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March 28, 2006
06:50 AM

Hello World!

A guy from karachi says Hi to you,heard about this from Karachi metroblog,hope I would learn new things from you people.

tata

#27
Adnan
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March 28, 2006
06:51 AM

Is there no category for IT and Science??

#28
Sujatha
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March 28, 2006
07:12 AM

Hi Adnan, we have a category called Biz/Tech which would cover your topics.

#29
Ajay D'Souza
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April 1, 2006
11:53 PM

How exactly do you signup?

And what kind of articles do you accept?

Even under Biz/Tech, I see only general articles, more like news as opposed to any technical tuts or similar articles.

#30
Aaman
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April 1, 2006
11:55 PM

Ajay, tech stuff is cool too, in fact, I've held off on a couple myself.

To signup, just email me - there's an email link in this article above

#31
Ms Anita Rauf
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April 9, 2006
12:12 PM

Dear Madam


I want to draw your kind attention to an important issue , ie correction of web link of our ( Pakistan Institute of Human Rights) website at you web page.
Please correct the web link/ address of Pakistan Institute of Human Rights , the link which is available at the moment on your web in incorrect in fact the correct address is www.pihr.org.pk our old URL address "www.pihr.org" has been hacked / now somebody has posted a fake page over there that page does not even use or contain the name of Pakistan Institute of Human Rights . You are therefore requested to please correct the link of our web site which is www.pihr.org.pk

This correction is important for you also as many people visit your site daily.

Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you need any information
Many Regards
Anita Ruaf
Office Secretary
Pakistan Institute of Human Rights
H.No 1-A St 38, F-8/1
Islamabad
Pakistan
Ph 0092-51-2855565

#32
Aaman
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April 9, 2006
12:26 PM

Where is the PIHR link?

#33
Aaman
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April 25, 2006
09:41 AM

OK, that's it, bye for now - send me a mail if you'd like to conform to the norms of this site

#34
Sreedharan Samudrey
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April 25, 2006
11:59 AM

great site Mr.Aaman lamba.

Thanks for maintaining neutrality and acceptance to post opinions against men and/or elderly opression in India as well..

#35
Woman
April 25, 2006
12:03 PM

Samundar

Thanks for saying thanks. We all have endured the spam and comments without any stats in place. That we heard you is good. Your most welcome.

But cut the crap now.

Bye

#36
Adnan Siddiqi
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April 25, 2006
04:07 PM

Thanks

Iwould see if i could contribute anything in sci/biz section.Not sure what kinda things could be posted under science/tech sections.General topics or pure geek stuff?:)

#37
Aaman
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April 25, 2006
06:03 PM

Adnan, send me an email if you'd like to contribute as mentioned above

#38
Ajay D'Souza
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May 10, 2006
05:17 AM

Hi Aaman,

I sent you an email. Forgot to put the subject line.

#39
y v sai madhav
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May 27, 2006
05:35 PM

I am interested to be a part of desicritics. My blog is mainly connected with sports in general and cricket in particular.

#40
Sujatha
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May 27, 2006
08:51 PM

Hi Madhav, please send an e-mail to Aaman Lamba, the publisher mentioning your interest. Thanks and hope to see your articles on Desicritics soon!

#41
vigilante
June 6, 2006
10:52 PM

boycott cnn-ibn

http://www.petitiononline.com/amind123/petition.html

#42
Zehra Rizvi
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July 15, 2006
01:41 PM

HI, can you add my blog to yours? Interests are fiction, non fiction, art, music, politics and NYC. I am a humanitarian so lots of my stuff at times tends to read like travel stories.

Thanks!!

Zehra.

#43
Sujatha
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July 15, 2006
01:58 PM

Hi Zehra, thank you for your interest! Please write an e-mail to the publisher at the e-mail address provided at the end of the post above. Please also provide a link to your blog in that e-mail.

We look forward to hearing from you!

#44
Vikram
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August 1, 2006
08:07 AM

I think it would be very interesting if you all can publish some monthly progress stats of the blog.

Things like:

Number of Authors
Number of Articles
Number of Visitors
Number of Pageviews

etc.

#45
hardy
August 1, 2006
09:03 AM

It brought me to the new world of blogging.

#46
temporal
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August 1, 2006
09:07 AM

hardy:

please join and contribute

#47
Aaman
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August 1, 2006
09:08 AM

OK, will do a full post on how we're doing, and some exciting stuff ahead. Anything our readers would like to see can be plugged in there.

#48
hardy
August 1, 2006
09:42 AM

How can i be a member at DC. Login page takes me to URL where onyl existing USERs can log in.
Join us link on top right wants me to send you guys a mail.New to blogging. please help and more so please make it easier for newcomers to identify how to be members at DC.

#49
DesiGirl
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August 1, 2006
09:46 AM

hardy,
I am surprised you haven't seen this comment by our Aaman:


if you would like to write for Desicritics, please email us at desicritics at gmail

#50
hardy
August 1, 2006
10:53 AM

Thanks...I was looking for a web registration UI as do most of othr blog sites have. Also i do not have a web page of my own. I hope that should not be an issue. Anyway i will send Aaman a email.

#51
Aaman
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August 1, 2006
11:08 AM

Yes, we're different, and please do email me

#52
hardy
August 2, 2006
12:59 AM

Sir, I sent u enrollment/registration mail about 12 hrs back. Have not heard from the moderator so far. How much time does it take to enroll oneself? Thx.

#53
Aaman
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August 2, 2006
04:12 AM

It takes no time at all once I see it, which I have now - will mail you

#54
Mayank Austen Soofi
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August 21, 2006
02:28 AM

Aaman, I can not sign in to submit my pieces. Everytime I click 'enter' after typing in my username and password, the screen is refreshed. Strangely.

#55
Aaman
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August 21, 2006
03:26 AM

Mayank, will test and mail you - will reset your pwd

#56
Mayank Austen Soofi
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August 22, 2006
02:58 AM

I mourn the passing of Bismillah Khan.

#57
Aaman
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August 22, 2006
03:02 AM

Write about it, then

#58
Mayank Austen Soofi
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August 22, 2006
03:08 AM

Am not much familiar with Busmillah Khan's music. But he was a great artist and..well....he used to invoke verses from Bhagwad Geeta before starting his performances. He was a Mussalmann. I like these three combinations. He was the 20th century Kabeer of Kashi. Oh, the title of the piece must be: Kabeer of Kashi!

#59
Mayank Austen Soofi
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August 23, 2006
06:44 AM

Desicritics team, congratulations for a new, sleeker look.

#60
DesiGirl
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September 16, 2006
03:31 AM

Hey folks!
Dunno where else to post this....
Is there anything in the works for a DC meet in London? I remember someone posting something in the comments column in one of my posts. Sorry to sound so vague.

#61
sudhir pai
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November 2, 2006
06:47 AM

hey ...
my mails not getting sent!
i want to be a desi critic too...
i'll leave my link here...
our blog is dedicated to our comic strip which is titled "Harsh comments"!
thank you
sudhir pai

#62
Aaman
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November 2, 2006
07:16 AM

Sudhir, will check your blog out and mail you - hopefully you can receive emails and your email address is at your site.

#63
Grampus
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November 2, 2006
10:51 AM

This is the first time I have seen your site and I really like what I have seen and read. I found it via a news alert I have set up on Google.

The name of my site is Right Wing Planet, http://www.grampusplanet.com/blog
Let me know if you think I might contribute something worthwhile.

I have another blog at http://www.grampus.townhall.com (A Different Planet) but it mainly contains the postings in the blog section of my web site. Thanks

#64
Grampus
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November 2, 2006
10:57 AM

Sorry, I did not leave email address...you can email me from my site but it doesn't give the address. I can email it to you...I prefer that it is not incluced in this public comments section. Thanks

#65
Aaman
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November 2, 2006
11:05 AM

Grampus, anyone else - email us at desicritics at gmail

#66
Andrew Morris
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November 2, 2006
07:55 PM

Hi there

My site is a personal view on all aspects of life in Bangladesh. By turns funny, moving, lyrical and polemical, it covers a wide variety of themes, and is read by many Bangladeshis and others both here in Dhaka and overseas. I've also publshed widely in the main english-language newspapers here. All visitors welcome!

I would love to become a desicritic. Am here in Bangladesh until July 2008 and possibly beyond.

#67
Sujatha
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November 2, 2006
09:04 PM

Andrew, please send an e-mail to desicritics at gmail dot com with your blog information and your interests. Cheers!

#68
Chanakya
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November 5, 2006
01:28 PM

I would like to be a DesiCritic. I write under the name Chanakya. Interests include Culture,Indian identity in USA, Pop culture tec etc.

Blog : http://currentcaveats.blogspot.com

#69
Aaman
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November 5, 2006
01:29 PM

Chanakya, please send an email to desicritics at gmail dot com and we'll set you up.

#70
sudhir pai
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January 1, 2007
12:23 AM

Hi amaan!
i've been a desi critic for over a month!
how do i start contributing to desicritic?
thanks for the assistance
sudhir

#71
Aaman
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January 1, 2007
12:32 AM

Sudhir,

Please email me (desicritics at gmail dot com) and I'll help you - do you have your login and password?

#72
rani raj
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January 11, 2007
02:38 PM

Desicritics team, congratulations for a new look.

#73
Shiv Kumar
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March 4, 2007
01:34 PM

I would like to join desicritics.org

Please take a look at my site. I haven't updated this for several weeks as I have been travelling.

Shiv Kumar

#74
Aaman
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March 4, 2007
09:00 PM

Shiv,

send us an email at desicritics at gmail so I can set you up.

#75
Raghuraman
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March 5, 2007
02:18 AM

Print Camp, is an online digital photo printing service.Based in India, Print Camp promises to deliver prints at your doorstep, anywhere in India, within 2 days.Apart from providing digital photo printing and delivery to it's customers, it also aims at finding innovative ways to share and use digital prints.

#76
ss
March 19, 2007
03:46 AM

checking how the comments work!

#77
Padma
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April 11, 2007
01:05 PM

Can/may I join your group?if yes how do i go about it?

#78
Aaman
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April 11, 2007
01:11 PM

Mail me at desicritics at gmail

#79
Augustine Veliath
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April 22, 2007
09:27 PM

An important posting from Government of India. Needs our attention
Dear All,

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India is
happy to share the report of the National Study on Child Abuse
titled "Study on Child Abuse: INDIA 2007", which was launched by the
Hon'ble Minister of State Smt. Renuka Chowdhury.

The aim of the study was to develop a dependable and comprehensive
understanding of the phenomenon of child abuse, with a view to
facilitate the formulation of appropriate policies and programs meant
to effectively curb and control the problem of child abuse in India.
The National Study on Child Abuse is one of the largest empirical in-
country studies of its kind in the world. This study also complements
the UN Secretary General's Global Study on Violence against Children
2006.

The initiative of the Ministry to conduct this study was supported by
UNICEF and Save the Children. A Delhi based NGO, Prayas was
contracted to design and conduct the research and submit a
preliminary report.

After the submission of the preliminary report, the MWCD appointed a
Core Committee to review the complete data, analyze the findings and
produce the final report along with recommendations.

The study has provided revealing statistics on the extent and
magnitude of various forms of child abuse- an area by and large
unexplored. The study has also thrown up data on variations among
different age groups, gender variations, state variations and
variations within evidence groups. The findings will help to
strengthen the understanding of all stakeholders including families,
communities, civil society organizations and the state.

Major Findings:

1. Across different forms of abuse, and across different evidence
groups, the younger children (5-12 years of age) have reported higher
levels of abuse than the other two age groups
2. Boys, as compared to girls, are equally at risk of abuse
3. Persons in trust and authority are major abusers
4. 70% of abused child respondents never reported the matter to anyone

Physical Abuse
1. Two out of every three children are physically abused
2. Out of 69% children physically abused in 13 sample states, 54.68%
were boys
3. Over 50% children in all the 13 sample states were being subjected
to one or the other form of physical abuse
4. Out of those children physically abused in family situations,
88.6% were physically abused by parents
5. 65% of school going children reported facing corporal punishment
i.e.two out of three children were victims of corporal punishment
6. The State of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Delhi have almost
consistently reported higher rates of abuse in all forms as compared
to other states
7. Most children did not report the matter to anyone
8. 50.2% children worked seven days a week

Sexual Abuse
1. 53.22% children reported having faced one or more forms of sexual
abuse.
2. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Delhi reported the highest
percentage of sexual abuse among both boys and girls.
3. 21.90% child respondents reported facing severe forms of sexual
abuse and 50.76% other forms of sexual abuse.
4. Out of the child respondents, 5.69% reported being sexually
assaulted.
5. Children in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi reported the
highest incidence of sexual assault.
6. Children on street, children at work and children in institutional
care reported the highest incidence of sexual assault.
7. 50% abuses are persons known to the child or in a position of
trust and responsibility.
8. Most children did not report the matter to anyone

Emotional Abuse and Girl Child Neglect
1. Every second child reported facing emotional abuse
2. Equal percentage of both girls and boys reported facing emotional
abuse
3. In 83% of the cases parents were the abusers
4. 48.4% of girls wished they were boys

The gravity of the situation demands that the issue of child abuse be
placed on the national agenda.

The Ministry on its part has taken measures such as the enabling
legislation to establish the National and State Commissions for
Protection of Rights of the Child, the Integrated Child Protection
Scheme, the draft Offences against Children Bill etc.

These are a few important steps to ensure protection of children of
the country. But clearly, this will not be enough, the government,
civil society and communities need to complement each other and work
towards creating a protective environment for children. The momentum
gained needs to enhance further discussion on the issue amongst all
stakeholders and be translated into a movement to ensure protection
of children of this country.

The report can be accessed from the Ministry's website

http://www.wcd.nic.in/childabuse.pdf

For any further queries on the study, please feel free to contact me
through email loveleenkacker@ gmail.com or phone 91-11-23387683.

Thanks

Dr. Loveleen Kacker
Joint Secretary (Child Welfare)
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Government of India
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi-110001 INDIA
e-mail:


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#80
SouthLover
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April 30, 2007
03:58 PM

Hello Deepti,
The one about Andhra girls stripping to nothing and dancing nude is an actual indicator of how diverse this country is and their morals and customs.While we in cities , the middle class bothers a lot about morals , villagers all over india seem to live in a different world.Dressing styles are casual and on important festive occasions are willing to let go of them.Their society is less strict about monogamy practised rigorously , and one find women married to many men in the villages.

The nude worship of gods is another thing common all over india.Recently there was news of women worshipping Indra for rain by dancing nude at night.

Our temples are testimony to our liberal sexual mores.

#81
Aaman
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April 30, 2007
11:34 PM

SouthLover, you've put your comment on the wrong article, I think, unless you mean you would like to be a Desicritic, in all our diversity

#82
Akhil Sutaria
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May 19, 2007
11:52 PM

'Desi' sounds to be "apnawalah" and 'critic' to be "jaisa hai waisaa hi boldo" ( "apnawala" means someone close to head and heart and "jaisa hai waisaa hi boldo" means say as is to be ). Came here just as a visitor via a link from Mrs. Warudi. Good platform for writers and readers. Congratulations for making it happen.

#83
Aaman
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May 20, 2007
12:05 AM

That's a wonderful description - we do indeed say it like it is from the heart - would you like to be a Desicritic?

#84
Akhil Sutaria
URL
May 20, 2007
11:20 PM

Yes, I would like to be !!

#85
Aaman
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May 20, 2007
11:31 PM

Send us an email at desicritics at gmail dot com with your personal blog URL, if you have one.

#86
AMITABH BHATTACHERJI
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May 23, 2007
08:14 AM

DEAR AAMAN,
I HAVE HEARD OF THIS FROM AKUMAL RAMACHANDER, WRITER, BANGALORE, WHO DISCOVERED AN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST FOR THE WORLD.
WE CAN PROVIDE CRITICS WITH PAINTINGS THEY MAY LIKE. HOW DO WE JOIN IN.

#87
Keta Meera sahebu
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May 24, 2007
03:53 AM

SETI and beyond
Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence is going on for years.Institutions and Governments are spending billions of dollars. After that what. Say we discover there is life beyond this planet earth. What we get out of this.
This is basically a philosophical issue. There are countless number of civilizations in this universe. They are inter linked.Every one of us journey through these civilizations. To know more on this visit my web site
http://www.q-jump-india2015.com
If you have more quarries on this I am too happy to answer
regards
keta meera sahebu

#88
Thomas
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May 31, 2007
05:27 PM

I think what you are doing is great!!! I want to use your color scheme at my sites...

#89
priya
URL
June 30, 2007
04:27 PM

Hi Aaman

I'd sent you an email with my blog link, with the intention of joining desicritics, but havent had a reply yet???
Not sure if you've got it?

bw

#90
shehla Masood
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July 16, 2007
05:55 AM

Indian women would be required to register their pregnancies and seek government permission for abortions under a proposal intended to curb abortions of female fetuses in the country."This will help to check both feticide and infant mortality," said Renuka Chowdhury, India's women and child development minister.


do we abort this idea or enforce?

is this empowering women or disempowering women?

#91
Aaman
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July 19, 2007
12:38 AM

Since no one commented on the new color palette of Desicritics, I assume you like it.:) Any suggestions for new features or ideas? If you'd like to write for us, just send me an email.

#92
Reader
July 19, 2007
01:05 AM

I liked it. Intially I thought something was wrong with my computer!!! Though I wish you could change the color on the left side ( the green) and on the right side( beige and dark beige). I am bored of seeing those colors since the past few months. Atleast change the green color....

#93
Aaman
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July 19, 2007
02:20 AM

Will do so - the left sidebar is somewhat our DC standard color, but will play around with the palette a bit more. Incidentally, the palette is called "Asian Butterfly Resting" from colorschemer.com, which seems appropriate for Desicritics.

#94
Reader
July 19, 2007
02:26 AM

Oh well....try changing the beige color for sometime. It kinda gives an old dull look! Add some more colors, maybe add some bright colors on the weekend and get back to the regular colors on the weekdays

#95
Biswaroop Todi
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August 4, 2007
04:08 AM

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#96
Heloise
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August 13, 2007
07:50 PM

Hey didn't know you guys were here. I've been to India twice. Just wrote a long article on meditation posted to my Church of Answers. I am Heloise, and I write, mostly political stuff, at BC

Check us out too

Heloise

#97
temporal
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August 13, 2007
08:06 PM

now that you have discovered us ... here is the invite:)

write for us too

#98
Heloise
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August 13, 2007
08:13 PM

Thank you I will.

Heloise

#99
Aaman
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August 13, 2007
10:38 PM

Heloise, please send us an e-mail at the address above (click on my name) and I'll set you up as an author.

#100
Sirius Om Sirius
September 22, 2007
02:12 PM

How does one become an author? Do you want some of my articles? I can send thm by email but to whom?[EDITOR- YES - READ THE ARTICLE AND CLICK ON MY NAME]

#101
DjUoh
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September 26, 2007
03:21 PM

How about a blog that is trying to focus on the un-sung desi art world.

#102
Aaman
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September 26, 2007
09:18 PM

If you want to write about that topic, go for it and become a Desicritic.

#103
Aaman
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September 26, 2007
09:20 PM

Note to self/PW: There's something strange about this article - comments on it somehow clear the freshcomments queue

#104
Zainub
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September 26, 2007
09:32 PM

strange indeed, may be its haunted or something :)

#105
Vivek Raghuvanshi
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October 12, 2007
05:56 AM

The bomb blast of 10/11 at Ajmer Darghah ( Sufi shrine) in India, is a allergic reaction by terrorists to the antibiotic called Sufi Ideology.

UNESCO has declared the year 2007 as the Year of RUMI - the great Sufi Mystic. This was done to bring world peace as Sufi Ideology unites Islam and Christianity and Judaism and Hinduism.

Sufi Ideology will bring PEACE in Middle East between Shias and Sunnis and Christians and Jews.

There is a pattern emerging by the Ajmer Darghah blasts of 10/11 which indicate to 9/11 terrorist attacks on USA and 7/11 terrorist blasts on India

9/11
7/11
10/11

11th September and 11th July and 11th October reveal a pattern of terrorists.

My prediction is that the terrorists did a bomb blast at Ajmer Dargah ( Sufi shrine) out of sheer frustration at the success of Sufi Ideology towards world peace.

10/11 blast at Sufi Shrine at Ajmer coincides with UNESCO declaring Year 2007 as the Year of Rumi for World Peace.

My book Mystical Ecstasy SUFI Practices was released on 9/6 ie 6th September 2007

The terrorists have suffered an allergic reaction to the Antibiotic called Sufi Ideology for World Peace, post September 11 terrorist attacks.

#106
Vivek Raghuvanshi
October 12, 2007
06:06 AM

http://raghuvanshi.livejournal.com/

10/11 Ajmer Dargah Bomb Blasts by Terrorists...

#107
Aaman
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October 12, 2007
06:27 AM

Vivek, if you would like to be a Desicritic, pl. send me an email at the address mentioned above.

#108
kela
November 6, 2007
10:08 PM

me me

#109
Sunny Sanour Mohammed
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March 17, 2008
02:32 PM

Hey hi there Aman..Just saw this blog via my friend Joe's blog. Nice blog. I would like to be a part of this blog. Kindly go through my BLOG (http://sunny-soundengine.blogspot.com/) and reply me :)

Cheers!!!

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#110
Aaman
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March 17, 2008
02:34 PM

Sunny, send me an email at desicritics at gmail

#111
Preeti
April 2, 2008
11:16 PM

Aaman,

Is it possible for you to adjust DC web settings to suit laptop LCD displays as well?

I tried changing the resolutions on my end but that eventually skews up the images of this website and makes comment writing difficuilt.

Then I changed the font settings but in the end it made it look ugly. So I went back to the original settings and that made it too tiny.

However, other websites like yahoo, msn (for example) fit just right.

#112
john doh
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May 27, 2008
12:42 PM

hey man
i sent across a mail 3 days back and havent gotten any acknowledgement... whats up...

#113
Aaman
May 27, 2008
12:44 PM

John, I was offline for a period of time - will go through mails soon.

#114
Vitchdokta
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December 10, 2008
10:22 AM

Great Work aman.
Some of my stuff is on my blog.
Please review and see if the content could be of interest on Desicritics
cheers

#115
Lucky
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January 17, 2009
10:27 PM

Nice to see this site. Some very good commentary about India...

#116
Gennick
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February 12, 2009
04:01 AM

Hello. And Bye.

#117
Ramesh Agnisharma
February 24, 2009
11:40 AM

My wife told me there is this great site and i just logged in. It really blew me away. Yu guys have done a great job and I have a feeling that I should belong here. Great going!!

#118
Aaman
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February 24, 2009
11:57 AM

Mail me at desicritics at gmail and I'll set you up as an author

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