· July, 2010

Stories about Ideas from July, 2010

Japan: Rice paddy art

  20 July 2010

Pink Tentacle published several pictures [en] of wonderful examples of rice crop art, “which is created by carefully arranging different colors of rice plants in the field.”

Pakistan: The Urge To Ban

  19 July 2010

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts criticizes the urge of some Pakistanis to ban any problematic thing: “a ban is never an answer to any dilemma since it is an extremely inefficient way of proving one’s point.”

Lebanon: Don't kill your language!

Is the Arabic language being murdered? Dany Awad comments on a new awareness project taking part on the streets of Beirut, imploring passers-by not to kill their language. See photos of this innovative project in this post [AR].

Trinidad & Tobago: Now Showing

  19 July 2010

Artist Chris Cozier shares thoughts from his notebook about his most recent work, commissioned for this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

India: Innovative Startup Idea

  18 July 2010

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics shares an innovative idea yet to be explored by startups – a service for getting together at places with friends of friends.

Nepal: Smallest Book

  17 July 2010

X Nepali Blog informs about the smallest published book in Nepal which measures 3 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width.

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Wisely

  15 July 2010

“There is a need for subsidies…for better infrastructure for farmers, and for help with getting them to develop their markets. Farmers is folks too and if they aren’t feeling the love…is we to catch–and pay through the nose for their produce”: Lisa Allen-Agostini has a few suggestions “for encouraging people...

Russia: Collection of Online Ideas

Blogger fritzmorgen published [RUS] a collection of ideas gathered from various Russian bloggers. Most interesting ideas include: Russian laws put into Wiki-like engine [RUS], several implementations of ‘Taxi 2.0′ idea (collaborative taxi service), hostels that travel with the travellers [RUS], etc.

U.S.V.I.: Tourism Feedback

  13 July 2010

The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has created a Web site which pledges to improve customer service, but News of St. John says “it doesn't do nearly enough.”

India: Delhi Wall Project

  9 July 2010

South Asia Wired highlights Delhi Wall Project, which is comprised of six enthusiastic youths. They have taken a vow to to “add color and life to the otherwise boring walls of Delhi” by painting them.

Diaspora and Development in the Francophone World

  8 July 2010

The diaspora of the developing countries worldwide is often mentioned as a potential driving factor for poverty reduction and the francophone region is no exception. Still, the suggested policies involving the diaspora are not without challenges and require more avenues for discussion between all development actors

Japan: Manga blogging on Mexico

  8 July 2010

Mexico based Ohtoh Ryoko manga-blogs [ja] on her Mexican daily life and the unfamiliar customs of the country. The main character is a little girl with pigtails, who wears a yellow luchador (wrestler) mask.

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