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· June, 2010

Stories about Ideas from June, 2010

Barbados: White Elephant

B.C. Pires fears “there is a white elephant in the West Indian drawing-room.”

Taiwan: Fly, Wen Gui Hospital, Fly!

Have you ever seen the Pixar/Disney animation “UP”? See the real version in Tainan County, Taiwan(zht) when students from Tainan National University of the Arts tried to save the old...

Taiwan: Don't call Rendy Lu “Glory of Taiwan”

“Do not always praise these national athletes ‘Glory of Taiwan’ loudly only after they strived hard to glorify themselves!” argues Klairelee(zht), who blames Taiwanese government and media that are always eager to consume...

Global: Greek to English, Chinese to Russian, and Spanish to Macedonian

Wikidioms is a new online resource that aims at helping translators to cope with this challenge of translating idioms. Below is an interview with Wikidioms' founder Pavel Kats, and with...

Africa: The vuvuzelization of world football

“The vuvuzela, much like Ghana’s Black Stars, has beaten odds to become more than a cheering instrument. It has now attained the status of an African metaphor for the unacknowledged...

India: What Does It Mean To Be Indian?

What does it mean to be Indian? Priya Ramani is editor of Mint Lounge, the weekend magazine of business newspaper Mint, and an article she wrote recently about her feeling...

Haiti: World Cup 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the...

China: Silence about gambling crackdown?

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the rationality of China-watchers in reporting Chinese government action, taking the recent gambling crackdown as an example.

South Korea: A Generational Tug-of-War Over Subway Seats

In South Korea, a generational tug-of-war is surfacing daily over a subway seat. Physical or verbal hassles over the seat have been reported online and new posts complaining of elderly...

Cuba: Cameras & Memory

Generation Y says that the “dozens, hundreds of cameras scattered throughout the city” are creating content that “will be stored in the visual memory of this country.”

Bolivia: Public Transportation Prices Go Up

Mario R. DURAN CHUQUIMIA shares his opinion on the recent increase in the price of public transportation in a podcast in the blog Palabras Libres [es].

Bhutan: Breast Envy

Bhutanese blogger Passu feels that if he only could breastfeed his newborn daughter, he would feel like a complete father.

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P. “Bookmann”

Artzpub acknowledges the passing of artist, bookbinder and blogger Richard Bolai, who “had written on and photographed…aspects of Trinidad and Tobago's art culture.”

Jamaica: Waiting for ‘Dudus’

As ‘Dudus’ remains at large, bloggers comment on the upset the search for him has caused…Chez Hsia: “Someone needs to step in and provide the social services that Dudus was...

Jamaica: Art & Ammo

Art has a place in the search for ‘Dudus”; Annie Paul explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: In Through the Out Door

Outlish is a new online magazine targeted at young adult Trinbagonians. It showcases people who are going after their dreams and features fresh perspectives on issues that readers obviously relate...

Jamaica, Guyana: Passing on the Classics

“Any list of Caribbean classics ultimately has to be the responsibility of Caribbean people wherever we are. And we’re not only responsible for creating a canon, but also for passing...

Trinidad & Tobago: Budget of the People?

KnowTnT.com applauds the new Finance Minister's initiative “to design a ‘dialogue process’ for all stakeholders to voice their opinions on the Republic’s budget”, saying: “He leads a process (if genuine)...

Bangladesh: That Facebook Girl

Aminul Islam Sajib was supposed to meet a girl he befriended at Facebook on his birthday. But the Bangladesh government slapped a Facebook ban. Read what happened next.

Indonesia: When women control their own investments

Kick-starting a conversation on female entrepreneurship, courage and investments with our partner site Conversations for a Better World, Carolina shares an example from Indonesia.

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