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· September, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from September, 2006

Religion & festivity enlivens the Bangla world

For Bengalis around the world, this is a much awaited season. It is a time for prayer, feasting and fasting. While for the Muslims it is the holy month of...

Senegal, France: Police State

France-based Senegal Diaw wonders (Fr) why France still feels like a police state despite the riots from last summer when youth protested the treatment of young people of color by...

Ethiopian bloggers rally to save controversial bill

Ethiopia’s diaspora bloggers are flexing their political muscles in a bid to save a controversial bill they claim has been blocked in the US Congress. The highly-politicised groups of Ethiopian...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and Funds in the UK

Lankawatch reports on fund drives in the UK by LTTE. “Intimidation and threats are being made to ensure the Tamil community to donate funds for the final war plus the...

India: Away from home

Being away from home during festivals can be particularly hard. The Great Bong on being away from Calcutta during the wonderful Durga Puja.

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade...

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

To kick off this week, Ghalia welcomes the holy month of Ramadan in her special way, with another beautiful shot of her camera… “Ramadan is the (month) in which was...

Russian Diaspora

Sean's Russia Blog looks at the large and widely-scattered Russian diaspora in the CIS (e.g. 4 million in Kazakhstan) and in Israel.

Balkans Blog Roundup

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade...

Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago

This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project...

Lebanon: Pope, Politics, Post-War Casualties and Circumcision

This week Lebanese blogs discusses circumcision, the environment, the Pope's quote on Islam, Lebanese politics, post war hardships and suspicions among other things. Let us start this weeks sampling by...

India: Model Minority

Sepia Mutiny on the ‘model minority’ argument when it comes to the US. “Another season, another self-congratulatory article about desis as a model minority. At least this piece – by...

India: Voting in the US

The South Asian population in the US is increasing, and that makes Sepia Mutiny wonder about the voting dynamics during elections.

La Reunion, USA: Pondering American Employment Trends

US-based La Reunion-origined blogger Sandy of Reunion-USA2 posts several cartoons illustrating that (Fr): “In the USA, the cost of living is so high that only a minority of lucky ones...

Russia: Sprats, Scam, Ripping

Copydude writes about “a giant can of Baltic Sprats” sculpture soon to appear in a town near Kaliningrad; about German ads – possibly, a scam – offering “assisted resettlement package...

The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.

Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just...

Caribbean, USA: West Indian Day Parade

Will, a Dutch student newly arrived at New York's Columbia University, takes in last Monday's West Indian Day Parade: “A giant Caribbean parade which takes place in Brooklyn on the...

Iran:Iranians in Lebanon Get no Money!

Kaariz said Iranians who lost their houses in Lebanon can not get any money from Hezbollah or Iranian government [Fa]. The blogger said he knows some people who get up...

South Asia Blog Buzz

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rajputro writes a satirical piece on how the load shedding (power cuts to manage shortage in electricity supply) in Bangladesh can...

The Table of Free Voices

Bebelplatz, a square in Berlin, situated near to state opera and the Humboldt University buildings has an infamous past. Seventy Three years ago (1933) Nazi youths instigated by their Propaganda...

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