Stories from 3 February 2006
Ben Wheeler writes on honor among Georgia's thieves–their Achilles’ heel.
Onnik Krikorian writes on Karabakh and internally displaced persons, refugees, and landmines.
Sean Guillory examines whether or not nationalism in Russia is anti-East or anti-West.
Guyana's MediaCritic continues his “Conversations” series with a chat with “Jamaican Sistren” about the Caribbean Single Market, which was ratified earlier this week.
Burma Underground talks about a deal between the Thai government and the ruling Myanmar junta to dam the Salween River and displace thousands in ethnic minority states for Thai industrialization.
Guyana-Gyal recounts the hilarious tale of her mother's close brush with an arranged marriage, though admits that she's got “tradition in my bones”.
Ice Man Melting is so busy celebrating the 121st anniversary of the Grenada Boys Secondary School and attending a screening of the island's first feature film, that he almost forgot that Grenada celebrates its Indepedence Day this coming Tuesday.
EastSouthWestNorth translates a column by China blogger Michael Anti praising EastSouthWestNorth‘s heroic translations of Chinese media reports: “If the Chinese blogosphere can be said to be like the world of martial arts, then EastSouthWestNorth's Roland is the supreme leader of the alliance who is in a lofty and unmatched position....
The passing of pioneering video artist Nam June Paik earlier this week drew comment from Korea bloggers here and here.
Michelle Dion writes about a recent court case in Mexico where a judge ruled that Coke-FEMSA dismissed a worker because of his sexual orientation.
Carolina, Juan, and Pedro are among the contestants of Reality Blog, which predictably enough is the Chilean blogosphere's equivalent of reality T.V.
Việt Nam is famous for having extremely high literacy rates for a developing country. Down and Out in Sài Gòn observes that when it comes to foreign shows, many Vietnamese prefer listening to dubbed voices than reading subtitles.
Sri Lanka: Online Mediation
LandFall thinks that “emancipation” from author Terri McMillan has been good for Jonathan Plummer, if only in the looks department. Plummer is the young Jamaican McMillan met while on vacation in Jamaica and eventually married, and who subsequently revealed he was gay. The story of their meeting was the inspiration...
Nepal: Remembering the bullet
India: Bombay and Trains
India: Jew Town
Titlayo is fascinated by a newspaper report about a Barbadian woman who has been indicted in the US on charges of software piracy. And Richard Bolai pays tribute to Rachel Pringle, “the famous 18th century Barbadian hotelier, entertainer of princes and commoners, sailors and soldiers”.
South Asia: Reacting to the Danish Cartoons Controversy
Thai activist website CorruptionWatch.net (TH) had its hosting contract cancelled by its local host, according to Reporters San Frontieres. The website, which runs critical coverage of individuals linked to Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra, has found a new host — outside Thailand.