She Reads South Asia


Friday, May 29, 2009

Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner

Last night, 13-year-old Kavya Shivashankar won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Aishwarya Pastapur, also 13, finished in third place. This is the second consecutive year that an Indian-American competitor has won. She's the eighth Indian-American overall to win; the first was Balu Natarajan of Illinois in 1985.

Read coverage and commentary by SAJAforum editor ARUN VENUGOPAL

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Radio boost for marginalised women

By Supriya Menon
BBC India Business Report

In the hot and arid countryside of Andhra Pradesh, T Manjula goes from house to house checking the year's harvest.

Born on the fringes of Indian society, she has fought her way up through hard work and guts.

A volunteer with the Deccan Development Society (DDS), she now tries to help other poor women, most of whom are Dalits, the lowest group in the Indian social hierarchy.

Full Article

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gluten-free India

Here is an interesting travel log for gluten-free eating in India. It's called
Gluten-Free India

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Travel Tips: Discovering India

India is a beautiful country with many hidden treasures dotted all over. The best way to discover this country is to travel by rail or road. Here are some tips to make your travel safe and hassle free. Read on.