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21 March 2006

Stories from 21 March 2006

India: Arranged Marriage of another kind

Just a little something, on a new service called MarryGold, which says – “‘Marrygold’ intends to help professionals above 25years of age, who do not have much time to focus...

India: Why Commonwealth?

In the context of the Commonwealth games, Karmadude looks up the history of Commonwealth and isn't too sure why India should be a part of this any longer.

Nepal: Racism

Bahas on the prevalent forms of racism in Nepal - “Racism in Nepal particularly affects members of the Dalit and indigenous as well as refugees and other ethnic communities.caste-based discrimination...

Nepal: No Justice

United We Blog! reports – “In a bizarre case, policemen arrested a justice-seeking policeman from the library of Kantipur Publications”

Pakistan: Navroz celebrations

Raheel wishes his readers a happy Navroz and talks of the rich tradition of the day, and the way it is celebrated.

Cuba: World Baseball Classic

Blogging from Havana, Cuba, Ernesto commiserates with his homeland over their loss to Japan in the final of the World Baseball Classic, but also notes the silver lining: “two island...

Trinidad & Tobago: Not in Chaguaramas

The Trinidad & Tobago government's proposal to locate low-income housing on Trinidad's north-western peninsula is a bad idea, says Francomenz, in a well-documented post on the matter.

Haiti: “Shacking up” with America

Alice Backer links to an article on the new realities of US immigration which helped her understand how Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean was able to vote in the recent...

Chilean Art through Blogs

Víctor Castillo s art work Chilean artists are discovering blogs as a way to introduce their work in Chile and in new markets. Bitacora del Artista (ES), is a blog...

Belarus: Coverage of Belarus by the Western Media

br23 blog reports on the coverage of the events in Minsk by the Western media: CNN is doing a good job, but the Russian-language EuroNews’ coverage is full of distortions,...

Belarus: Opposition Leaders Break Up

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush comments on the recent breakup between the two opposition leaders, Milinkevich and Kozulin: “Milinkevich has got a wonderful opportunity to create a change, thanks to the...

Images from Venezuela: From Bolívar Avenue

“Desde la Av. Bolívar” by Guillermo Amador Bograd The main bridge of the Caracas La Guaïra highway wasn't the only thing to fall down on Sunday. More than 1,500 Venezuelans...

DRC at a Boiling Point

Over at UDPS Liege, blogger J. Kayembe Tshipamba lists (FR) all the reasons why he believes the DRC is headed towards an era reminiscent of the Mobutu years: free speech...

Cayman Islands: Grammar

Fed up with the quality of the writing in his comment thread, Cayblogger urges the people of the Cayman Islands “to unite in your indignation of all things grammatically incorrect,...

Barbados: A Caribbean education

Barbados Free Press links to an article which states that British children of Caribbean heritage are being sent back to Barbados to be educated.

Bahamas: The great land rush

As “the biggest sell-off of Bahamian land in history” takes place, Sir Arthur Foulkes recalls some earlier efforts at land development and speculation by both Bahamians and foreigners.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian...

Iranian New Year

Today Iranian all over the world will celebrate NEW YEAR (1385), Norouz. It is fascinating to see that many bloggers remember political prisoners, blogger or not. Two Iranian reformist politicians...

Aruba: The value of Lent

Though not a Catholic, ArubaGirl still appreciates the value of Lent as a period of rest and reflection after the frenzy of Carnival. Among her compatriots, however, she notes an...

Caribbean/Latin America: Two architectures

Jon at Posthegemony posts two architectural analyses: one on “an architecture designed to repel nomads”, also known as forts, and another on architecture designed to attract them, in this particular...

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