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· April, 2008

Stories from Quick Reads from April, 2008

Kuwait: No to No Pants Day

yawWAR, from Kuwait, (Ar) writes about No Pants Day, being celebrated on May 2. He hopes that day won't find it's way to Kuwait any time soon.

Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?

Why are adult sites popular in the Middle East, asks Bahraini Esra'a, who posts a video opinion from Lebanon.

Poland: Prince Charles’ Visit

Polandian reports on Prince Charles’ visit to Poland.

Jordan: That Toyota Ferrari

Jordanian Lulu shares one of the stupidest things she has ever uttered in this post. She recalls: ‘Me: “I saw a cool car today.” Brother (15 at the time):”Really? What...

Lebanon: Remove the Mufti

“The Mufti (religious leader) of Mount Lebanon is a foul-mouthed demagogue who needs to be demoted as soon as possible,” writes Beirut Spring from Lebanon.

Jordan: A Day at Work

With tomorrow bring a holiday – Labour Day – Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, gives us a break down of her day at work today.

Nepal: Holi Festival

Nepali Photo blog PHALANO.com posts pictures of the Holi or Fagu festival, an important festival of the Nepalese people, which is celebrated by smearing Abeer (red vermilion powder) and throwing...

Czech Republic: Opinion Polls

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a poll on who the Czechs’ “least favoured [groups] of potential neighbours” are.

Sri Lanka: Status Symbol

“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest...

India: Cricket without substance

After watching a cricket match of Indian Premier League in Chennai Kartik Kannan comments that its “all fun and no substance”.

Soviet History: Samizdat Anniversary

Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.

Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier Crisis Anniversary

Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.

Hungary: The New Cabinet

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the new Hungarian cabinet.

Kuwait: Weird Dust Storm

Describing a recent sandstorm, Mark from Kuwait writes: “The dust went from maroon to orange to yellow to white and then decided to leave altogether.. Apparently it rained, which in...

Serbia, EU: SAA Signed

Balkan Anarchist, Byzantine Blog, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog blog about the signing of the EU's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Serbia today.

Bahrain: A Tale of Two Villages

Journalist Jeffrey Black visits Bahrain and notes his observations in this post.

Brazil: Homicide counter on the streets

Recife is the first city in Brazil and in the world to have a homicide counter installed on the streets. Since January 1st only, there have been 1,511 deaths in...

Sri Lanka: Status Symbol

“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest...

Pakistan: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan interviews Mehreen Jabbar, a Pakistani filmmaker for her perspectives on Pakistan and thoughts on her film, based on a true story of a Pakistani Hindu...

Bangladesh: women's equality vs. religion

Tahmina Shafique writes on the recently announced women’s development policy in Bangladesh which has triggered religious protests by Islamist groups and forced a retreat by the government on rights issued...

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