Stories from 28 November 2005
Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana who rarely writes about anything other than programming, describes Steven Mansour's Cuba Blog as the first weblog he has “found to be friendly and honest about this island.”
Plan Colombia and Beyond makes the very worthwhile observation that “nobody is proposing to fumigate Sequoia National Park.”
John Guzman has the latest on the eruption of Galeras volcano as well as Shakira's new album, which will be in English.
Tatiana Cardeal explains her disappointment with the decision by Brazilian voters to vote down a proposed firearm ban.
Diego of Altered Argentina says he is much more impressed with the ex-pat community he has met in Argentina compared to his experience in Costa Rica and describes his ex-pat friends both online and off.
Taran Rampersad has a meditative post on his dinner with fellow Trini bloggers, Georgia Popplewell, Nicholas Laughlin, and Jonathan Ali.
Lynn Sweeting describes what it's like to realize there really are people out there reading what she has to say.
Lost In Smallness weighs out the pros and cons of a proposed new Ritz-Carlton hotel along Aruba's coast.
We are 13 days from the presidential election. Every night, on TV, before the news hour, the 4 presidential candidates, belonging to different parties or coalitions, have the legal option to publicize their campaign and proposals for 5 minutes each, in all the open channels, at the same time. There...
Rafah border was opened on the 25th of Nov, congratulations to all Palestinians! On Rafah crossing, Rafah Pundits say the agreement reached between Palestinian and Israeli authorities state that Israel has no physical presence in the Rafah crossing except for reserving some sort of remote control, and the right to...
Yesterday, Anton Efendi from Across the Bay, posted this picture: It shows the Prime Minister planting a fatherly kiss on May Chidiac's forehead. May Chidiac is the Journalist who lost a foot and an arm in a terrorist car bomb. To Anton, this kiss symbolizes the story of Lebanon: a...
Pakistan: World Performing Arts Festival
Bangladesh: Identity and India
Sri Lanka: More on media
Sri Lanka: Youth and Media
Madman of Chu muses on the future of China, from what he believes to be Taiwan's perspective.
Malaysia's Kenny Sia turns 23, and chronicles, by linking to his past blog posts, what happened in the past year, including a relocation from Australia back home to Malaysia and the loss of his father to cancer.
Singapore bloggers comment on the probation sentence received by the third blogger prosecuted for sedition. The blogger had made racist comments online and his sentence apparently includes immersion in the local Malay community.
The amount of the fine levied on a Singapore pianist to avoid liability for defaulting on his national service obligations leads Singapore Alternatives to think about the “value of citizenship.”
Kotaji says that Edward Said's attack on “orientalism” has become its own sacred cow, and posts a critique of it by Indian historian Irfan Habib.