· April, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2007

Nepal: Where have all the Sherpas gone?

  16 April 2007

Deepak's Diary on sherpas. “Nepal has always been exoticized as a country of brave Gurkha soldiers and adventurous Sherpa mountaineers. Both of these myths are under deconstruction now. Tenzing Norgay, the famous Nepali son was later snatched away by India and now another relentless mountaineer Appa Sherpa is in the...

Introducing the Qatari Blogosphere

“A little country with big heart” is how camper described the tiny (but rich) State of Qatar on its last independence day. While that's a nice quaint description, many in the region tend to think of Qatar as “the small country with the big mouth” because it funds and hosts...

Mexico: Breaking News: Earthquake

  13 April 2007

Via Twitter I was just alerted to a “strong earthquake in Mexico City.” Acapulco is without electricity. Eduardo Arcos is updating every minute [ES] on Vivir Mexico.

India: Child Abuse, The Other Half and NRIs

  12 April 2007

A few days ago a study about child sexual abuse in India was released and the findings of the study were pretty disturbing. If you recollect Mira Nair's movie “The Monsoon Wedding” had an underlying theme of child abuse in India, and that was probably the first time that this...

Jordanian Blogosphere: An Iris Also Blooms

The seasons are moving forward, the weather is moving forward, and the clocks have all sprung forward for spring. But controversy is in the air these past few weeks on the Jordanian blogosphere… The Arab Observer has a bone to pick with people who harass women on the street, while...

Uganda: I'd rather clean toilets in Uganda

  6 April 2007

Once Upon Ish writes about odd jobs immigrants do in the Diaspora and the need to openly talk about AIDS: “For those of you who don't know, kyeyo refers to the odd jobs which immigrants from developing nations (legal and otherwise) do for a living in developed countries. You know,...

Israel:Canadian Jewish Community Center Bombing

Israeli blogger Yael on Aliyah! criticizes the Canadian government for not considering the bombing of a Jewish Community Center during Passover as a hate crime, “if a church got bombed on Easter or a Mosque got bombed during Ramadan it would also be a good bet that it was a...

Iraq: Shada, Shada, Shada

So chanted Nibras Kazimi on the victory of the Iraqi Shada Hassoun, winner of Star Academy Middle East. What better than a trashy TV show to unite a divided country and get the blogs buzzing? Today I have a mixed selection. A lifetime in a week of Iraqi blogger Konfused...

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