Stories from 18 April 2006
Alejandra Noemi writes on El Rancahuaso, a citizen journalism site, that autos híbridos, or hybrid cars, have already hit the streets of Chile (ES).
neweurasia reports on Mongolia's environmental protection campaign.
The Golden Road to Samarqand writes that the silence of Kyrgyzstan's president on all the recent troubles in the country hardly inspires confidence.
Luke Distelhorst has a few updates on the continuing protests in Mongolia.
At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Nicholas Laughlin solicits suggestions for inclusions in a West Indian literary canon.
Nessuna writes that the benefits of getting an American University of Armenia education go far beyond just improving one's English.
MediaCritic links to a “brutal historical account of Guyana”. An excerpt: “The present-day Republic of Guyana is an insignificant remnant of the old British Empire, the only possession Britain ever held on the mainland of South America, uneasily resting between Venezuela and Brazil and adjoining two other fragments of European...
The Limey links to a series of videos featuring humpback whales off Bermuda's south shore.
LEvko of Foreign Notes continues to watch Ukraine's seemingly endless coalition-building endeavor.
Michael of The Glory of Carniola reviews a number of lists featuring Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
Snowsquare.com reports on how Moscow prepares for the summer.
Nasha Niva – “the last independent paper” – is about to be shut down, according to br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog. “Department of ideology wants to close it down because the editor-in-chief… was in jail for 10 days. That’s the reason they give for wanting to close their offices....
Doug Merrill of A Fistful of Euros reviews the English-language edition of Paul Lendvai's The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat.
Due to certain unprofessionalism and corruption in their ranks, traffic police feature prominently in jokes and contemporary urban folklore of the former Soviet states. Below are three actual stories and reactions to them, posted in LiveJournal this month (translated from Russian). *** Minsk, Belarus (April 6, 2006) – This story...
United We Blog! on the choices before Nepal - “Nepali people are in a historical juncture to decide on what they want: constitutional monarchy or a republican Nepal”
In a fascinating analysis of football and economics, Asad Yawar thinks both spheres will perform strong in 2006. “But the playing philosophy of the 2006 selection is befitting of a country that has produced the archetypally modernist literature of Borges, the endlessly innovative music of Soda Stereo, the sensual eroticism...
More photographs of protest from Nepal at Democracy For Nepal and Nepali Netbook comments on the apparent changing face of the King's diplomacy.
London, Lanka and Drums muses on how technology makes information easy to access and shrinks the world. However somebody ” pointed out that, when Columbus, Sir Walter Raleigh and Hong Kong Phooey were bringing their discoveries back from far flung corners of the globe, the populace felt like the world...
The Narmada Bachao Andolan finds more support in the celebrity crowd. Dateline Bombay has more on the actor Amir Khan lending his voice to the cause of those displaced by the dam.
Clean Slate on a project called Aaqua by IIT Powai that functions as a user/expert exchange targeted at the Indian agricultural community.
Permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany have come together to discuss their common action against Iran and the so-called “nuclear crisis” is a very hot issue in the Iranian media and blogs. Jadi (Persian) writes about nuclear energy and why he is against it: “I as a democrat,...