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10 April 2006

Stories from 10 April 2006

Mongolia: Protests Day 6

Luke Distelhorst has a report on day six of the protests in Mongolia.

Nepal: Democracy and strikes

Nepal's political environment heats up further says Bahas -“Enraged with the government’s brutal repression of the Seven Party Alliance movement, SPA has decided to continue the four-day nationwide general strike,...

Kazakhstan: A Triumph for Russia

Vilhelm Konnander says that the deal that Kazakhstan recently signed to increase oil exports to Russia is a tremendous geopolitical triumph for Moscow.

India: Caste and Reservations

The issue of extending reservations in certain educational institutions in India has got the Indian blogosphere debating with great passion the issues of reservation, caste and education. Evenstar blogrolls some...

Russia: Gorbachev's Intentions

Bob Granico of Publius Pundit points out how the Western media misinterpret Mikhail Gorbachev's intentions: “Gorbachev, in reality, worked hard during his time in power to preserve the Soviet Union,...

Poland: Commercial Radio

Following a long bus journey, hgrodsk of Our Man In Gdansk offers a very critical view of commercial Polish radio.

Eastern Europe: Shteyngart's “Absurdistan”

Krzysztof of Respublica Somniorum reviews Gary Shteyngart's new novel, “Absurdistan”: “In the end, it matters less where Shteyngart goes than how he gets there and the sights along the way....

India: Painting Hindu Gods

Blowin’ in the wind attempts to understand MF Hussain's creative urges and motives when it comes to potrayal of Hindu gods and godesses in his art.

Romania: “Alphabet of Curiosities”

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings comes up with a Romanian “alphabet of curiosities“: “[…] an alphabetical list of things in Romania that amuse, baffle, confound and disturb me.”

Hungary: Electoral System

Pestiside.hu cites the crystal ball predictions for the general election that took place in Hungary this past weekend, and explains the Hungarian electoral system.

Armenia: Names

The Basturma Chronicles notices that of the 37 most common names for Armenian newborns, only 14 of the female names are Armenian while 26 of the 37 names for boys...

Armenia: Cultural Destruction

Onnik Krikorian notes that Armenian cultural and religious monuments are not just being destroyed in neighboring countries but also in Armenia by Armenians.

Belarus: Lukashenko's Inauguration

TOL's Belarus Blog has a short version of Aleksandr Lukashenko's inauguration; Tobias Ljungvall provides a detailed account. Tobias also has a suggestion for the EU's neighbors: “I also hope the...

Kazakhstan: EU Relations

James of neweurasia writes on Kazakhstan and the EU forging closer ties and says that the West should not ignore Kazakhstan's shortcomings. More importantly though, it should be careful not...

Jordan: Fuel rises again

Starting from yesterday, fuel prices were raised again. The extent of the rise is what is shocking to most people, with the cost of diesel and kerosene going up by...

Tunisia: Censorship Ease?

Sabbah reports via a blogger report from Tunisia that reveals that some censored websites since the WSIS on November 2005 (the website of the Mediterranean Liberal Party and Neila Charchour...

Israel: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

She envy her son innocence, and she marvel at all he does not yet know about the world outside his door. She imagine a world where the worst things that...

Saudi Arabia: Flame War

Flame-wars are coming to the Saudi blogosphere, and they are coming very fast and furiously. Ahmed advise the bloggers which adopted this task to think in other ways to make...

Palestine: The Earth is Closing in on Us

Laila writes: The shells keep falling. They’ve gotten inside my head. It’s like someone is banging a gong next to my ear every few minutes; sometimes 5 times a minute,...

Kenyan Sphere this week

The kenyan blogosphere has grown by leaps and bounds, it is very vibrant and thus this roundup is just but a glimpse of what is going on. An aggregator similar...

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