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· December, 2010

Stories about Ideas from December, 2010

Barbados: top stories for 2010

What were the top Barbados news stories in 2010? Barbados Free Press shares their list, and asks readers to vote.

Trinidad & Tobago: Types to Stay Far From

Outlish recommends 5 types of people to let go of in the coming year.

Japan: A year of blogs

As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that...

Iran: Subsidies Cutback Causes Drastic Rise in Prices

Severe cutbacks on subsidies that have kept prices on many goods artificially low are feared to cause problems for many middle class and poor citizens in Iran.

India: Judging a Book by its Cover

Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan of Selective Amnesia wonders why different books often have very similar looking jackets.

Colombia: During a Harsh Winter, President Santos Proposes Creation of New Cities

“President Juan Manuel Santos proposes the creation of new cities for that population that lives under risk, as we have seen this 2010 winter in Colombia. It is a great...

Bermuda: Government Inspiration?

Vexed Bermoothes suspects that the government has sent him an inspirational postcard, saying: “Sending a post card won’t change the tone of Bermuda politics, halt the gang warfare, and or...

India: Life at Thirty

Aritra Ganguly at Just Like That – At Any Point of Time ponders about life at thirty and decides that he loves it anyway.

Guyana: Making Connections

Guyana-Gyal is convinced that everything is connected.

Côte d'Ivoire: Online Campaign for Peace and Candlelight Vigil Launched

Responding to the call of Diaby Mohamed for a brainstorming on the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, Ivorian Internet users decided to take action for peace in their country. The Facebook...

Cuba: Economics or People?

Laritza's Laws blogs about “economic readjustment…at the expense of the welfare of Cubans.”

Guyana: Dispensable Lives?

“Thinking about how things are in Guyana these days, particularly about how cheap human life has become”, reminds Imran Khan of a poem he penned a few years ago in...

Dominica: Authentic Craft

Dominica Weekly is proud of its craftspeople, saying: “Dominica is ahead of the game when it comes to authentic art and craft.”

Cuba: Top 10 Cubans

Uncommon Sense begins his Top Ten List of Cubans who made a difference in 2010.

India: The Mystery of the Advertised Armpits

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun finds out that advertising that show brazen flaunting of armpits is a reflection of India's confidence that ‘our time has come’.

Trinidad & Tobago: Gun Control

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that for Trinidad and Tobago to see a dent in crime, “we must first change the attitude of the people, not arm them with guns.”

Guyana: Time for Snow?

Guyana-Gyal thinks that snow is beautiful, but according to her best friend, “There is only one place from which to view snow. The tropics.”

Mexico: Mapping the Heroes of Ciudad Juárez

Vivir México [es] reports that the initiative Cronicas de Heroes [es] (Hero Chronicles) –inspired by Hero Reports New York– aims to document and report the good deeds of the people...

Bangladesh: Artificial Kidney – A Rare Feat

Unheard Voice blog informs that “Shuvo Roy, a Bangladeshi scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, has developed the world’s first artificial, implantable kidney.”

Japan: Blogging from the PM's residence

With the aim to connect citizens to politics and show how's life at the prime minister's official residence, in November the residence staff launched a blog called Kan-Full Blog [ja]...

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