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25 April 2006

Stories from 25 April 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Bob Dylan, calypso fan

Jonathan Ali links to an Observer article on Bob Dylan's efforts to become a deejay, noting the presence on Dylan's playlist of a song by Trinidad calypsonian Lord Beginner.

Bolivia: Morales’ First Trip to the U.S.?

Would new Bolivian president, Evo Morales come to the US to play a game of football? Eduardo Ávila explains.

Nepal Revolution: Victory

The king has accepted the seven party alliance's roadmap.

Dominica: New sports stadium

ThandieLand asks whether the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, an international-standard sporting facility, is a gift or a burden.

USVI: Condo protest

Frank Barnako reports that demonstrators protesting condominium development were barred from attending a ceremony marking the opening of the port in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Guyana: Playwright

Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.

Aruba: Donkeys

ArubaGirl explains the presence of bands of wandering donkey's in Aruba.

Russia: Svetlana Bakhmina's Sentence A “Replay” of the 1930s

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes that the case of the former Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina might be a “replay” of the 1930s and deserves “international interference or protests.”...

Russia: Klyukva v Sakhare

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about “another nostalgia food product” – klyukva v sakhare (cranberry in sugar).

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl Links

Megan Case posts links to Chernobyl-related websites and writes about her own memories of 1986.

Romania: Kiosk As A Local Version Of Wal-Mart

An American in Romania writes about “the Romanian version of Wal-Mart”: “The Romanian kiosk looks nothing like a Wal-Mart, that's why it is so deceptive. It's a tiny building with...

Latvia: Dangerous for Russians

All About Latvia writes that, according to one survey, “53 percent of [Russian] respondents named Georgia as the most dangerous country to Russians, while Latvia came second with 29 percent.”...

Hungary: Budapest Cliches

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an amazingly cliched text about Budapest for aspiring expats.

Belarus: Alternative Student Resource

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about a Belarusian-language alternative online student resource – “More than 10,000 people visited the web-site when the first cartoon about Vasilek, a freshmen...

India: The Young Working Woman

The dilemmas of being a young working woman in India Iat genderbenders.

Nepal: Maoists and the King

Democracy For Nepal on the reaction of Maoists to the political developments in Nepal.

Nepal: Understanding India's Stand

Nepali Netbook on India's stand on the situation in Nepal – “History is instructive here. Remember the Delhi Compromise of 1951 under which Jawahar Lal Nehru constructed the platform for...

Bloggers react to Colombo bomblast

Reports of the recent bomb explosion in Colombo trickled in to the Sri Lankan blogosphere today, with veteran political blog Nittewa being the first to pick up the story. Meanwhile,...

Nepal: Release by South Asia Forum for Human Rights

Drishtipat has a post with a release by the South Asia Forum for Human Rights on the developments in Nepal and the duties of various stakeholders - “It will not...

Bangladesh: Lennon and Bangladesh

imperfect world 2006 draws up an analogy between Lennon getting shot and Bangladesh becoming free, and wonders who Musharraf looks upto.

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