19 September 2005

Stories from 19 September 2005

Indian bloggers on film, books, blogging, and real life.

  19 September 2005

Apu of A Wind-up Bird Chronicle reflects on early feminist writing from the subcontinent. In the fiftieth year of Nabokov's Lolita, here's Hurree Babu of Kitabkhana imagining an aging Humbert and an aging Lolita. Mumbai's J.Alfred Prufrock (yes, we have not one but TWO Prufrocks in India) of Prufrock's Page...

Hong Kong: WTO protests

  19 September 2005

Che at Chatter Garden posts an account of the welcome extended by the Mexican goverment to non-government groups staging demonstrations at the WTO in Cancun, 2003. Hong Kong will host a WTO round in November.

China: High suicide rate

  19 September 2005

HKDave picks up on a report about the lack of trained mental-health professionals in China, and the high proportion of rural women among the country's suicides.

North Korea: Nuke-free pledge

  19 September 2005

One Free Korea takes apart, in a point-by-point analysis, the unexpected announcement that North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for security and assistance guarantees from the other five parties to the China-brokered talks.

Bolivia: Social Forum

  19 September 2005

Complimenting Nick Buxton's coverage, Movimiento Boliviano de Lucha Contra el TLC y el ALCA also has a summary of the Bolivian Social Forum held last week in Camiri.

Kenya: Diplomatic rape scandal

  19 September 2005

Kenya Democracy Project quotes unnamed official sources on the reported rape of a Kenyan diplomat by a Kenyan diplomat in the United States, during the visit of President Mwai Kibaki.

Ethiopia: Collective memory

  19 September 2005

Ethiopundit posts a long and thoughtful essay drawing parallels between Marxist thought and HIV/AIDS, and between Ethiopian political culture and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.

Argentina: Unaffordable Ushaia

  19 September 2005

Travel guru, Jorge Gobbi, admits he is probably still far off from visiting one of his own country's most popular tourist destinations, Ushuaia. In part he says, international tourists have increased prices beyond what Argentinians can afford.

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