Stories about Ideas from February, 2014
Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend
Like wine or seasonal fruit and veg, mushrooms are highly valued both in the mind and on the plate, associated with a better lifestyle and local produce.
Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems
The first meetup of the Lahore Brigade members took place on Sunday, 23 February, in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The brigade consists of civic hackers – software developers, designers, urban mappers who will be working to solve civic problems in Pakistan. Code for Pakistan and Technology for People...
Trinidad & Tobago: The Truth of J'ouvert
In anticipation of her J'ouvert experience at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Tillah Willah explores why the opening of the festival holds so many truths for her.
Not All Bad, Talking Korean Plastic Surgery from Biz Perspective
There have been mounting criticisms on both local and international media's coverage of rampant plastic surgeries in South Korea; many reports are highly sensational, describing how reckless and ignorant plastic surgery patients are (focused on females ones rather than male) and have successfully generated numerous crass jokes and harsh comments...
Developing Latin America: Winners of the Regional Acceleration Event
The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.
Interview With Fula-Language Blogger Balde Mamadou Tafsir for Mother Language Day
Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.
Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’
In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.
The President That Could Not Stand His “Stan”
As far as countries go, "stan" is something of a bad brand. PR-sensitive Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is suggesting it could be time for a change to his country's name.
SmartNomination, a Counter to the Binge Drinking Game Neknomination
The online drinking game Neknomination that promotes binge drinking for teenagers has outraged many people around the world. Neknomination asks participants to film themselves drinking an alcoholic beverage in one gulp, upload the footage to the web and nominate others to do the same. Julien Voinson, a young frenchman from Bordeaux, decided...
Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo
Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.
From Iran to the World: Humans of Shiraz
Who are the people of Shiraz and what are their dreams? The world famous Humans of New York has inspired yet another local Facebook page.
From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls
A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline.
South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism
Geoffrey Fattig of Jeollamite blog shares his brutally honest opinion on reverse and latent racism in South Korea, urging fellow native English teachers who under-appreciate a fairly good working condition to stop whining. Some of the highlights of his post are: On the whole, though, Korea is a pretty easy place...
Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia
Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.
GV Face: This Valentine's Day, Love and Courtship Across Borders
Happy Valentine's Day! This February 14 we bring you GV's very own love story told by the beatiful couple Sylwia Presley and Dan Braghis.
A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall
Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.
Remembering the Jamaican Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall
Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall died today; netizens and academics all over the Caribbean - indeed, the world - were shocked by the news, expressing their grief on social media.
Blog Festival: Do you love the internet?
We are inviting you to write or record a love letter to the Internet, reflecting on its contemporary state, and more importantly, exchanging thoughts and information on its use, characteristics and protection.
Pakistani Superhero Ms. Marvel
It's a comic book. And yet, while I did a lot of laughing [it's got a lot of funny moments] I also couldn't stop the tears. Because I was so happy to see a version of myself reflected before me, not sensationalized or stereotyped. Blogger Aisha Saeed posts a review...
Caribbean: Discrimination is Discrimination
Groundation Grenada has partnered with Trinidad-based artist Joshua Lu “to create a visual campaign to draw analogies between sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination and other forms of discrimination.” Check out the first few installations in the campaign, here.
Forget What You Know About Visiting Kosovo
Think that Kosovo is country still in tatters from its war-torn past and not ideal for a holiday? Think again.