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13 June 2006

Stories from 13 June 2006

Jamaica, USA: The US and the post-national writer

As he works on his second novel, Jamaican writer Marlon James ponders the obstacles the US publishing establishment puts in the way of writers like himself, but concludes that “I...

Barbados: Revitalise the Landship

Barbados Free Press is all for the revitalisation of the Landship, Barbados's “navy that never goes to sea.”

Nicaragua: New Aggregator of News

Aventuras de un Webmaster points readers (ES) to Nicaragua y algo más (ES), an aggregator of news articles and blog posts about Nicaragua.

Pressuring change through blogging

Following the quote I took from Brunei Resources's blog;  "We (the government) require pressure from outside and this is where blog readers can come in to help spread the knowledge."...

Oops! Mahathir's done it again

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is once again in the news as his criticisms against the government of his successor gets shriller

Mexico: Metroblog and Metroguide

Raúl Ramírez, noting the mushrooming of “metropolitan blogs” in Mexico City, announces the alliance (ES) between Chilanga Banda (ES) and Guía de la Ciudad de México (ES).

Colombia: Perception and Reality

After visiting writer Gabriel García Márquez’ hometown of Aracataca, Sagroncito tries to separate perception and reality regarding Colombia.

Bolivia: The Constituent Assembly and the World Cup

Jim Shultz tries to explain the waning interest in Bolivia's soon-to-be-formed Constituent Assembly. In a comment, Miguel Centallas responds “Why is the campaign lackluster? Um, you do realize the World...

Mexico: International Blogger Day

No one knows how to commemorate themselves quite like bloggers. Tomorrow, Eduardo Arcos notes, is the third annual International Blogger Day, which will be celebrated with a meetup in Mexico...

Jamaica, USA: Imagine Miami

Florida-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp discusses some of the ideas he plans to incorporate into his presentation for the “Imagine Miami” lecture series, which addresses issues of identity. Among the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Please stand. . .

Echoing the request traditionally given before the national anthem is played, Elspeth Duncan gives the latest video entry on her blog the title “Please Stand. . . . for something”....

Russia: Independence Day Surveys

One day after Russia marked its Independence Day, LJ user larinax – Ksenia Larina, Radio Ekho Moskvy host – found herself mystified by the results of a survey conducted on...

Nepal: Smoke rings and the public place

As part of a larger policy towards advertising and health, Legal News from Nepal says that the Supreme Court is “Ordering the government to create public awareness on the harmful...

India: Bonda in Orissa

foto morgana has a photo-essay on the Bonda people of Orissa in India.

India: Nagin Lake

Akshay has photographs and a writeup on The Nagin Lake in Kashmir. “he Nagin lake is a peaceful cleaner smaller cousin of the Dall Lake in Srinagar is an unforgettable...

Bangladesh: Marrying someone back home

Marrying someone in the diaspora? Mezba reflecting on what his uncle tells him about girls in Canada and Bangladesh. “Apparently, if I marry some girl who has been brought up...

Bangladesh: Jesus and the unauthorized version

Sadiq does a review on a book about Jesus. “Couple of days back i went to visit the British Museum at London. While coming out i went to its bookshop...

India: Culture of doing Business

In a series of posts on the culture of business in India, Dina sums up the attitude towards rules and regulations.

United Arab Emirates: Photography in Dubai

Photography in the UAE is always a problem; you have to be respectful to other people given the culture and privacy enjoyed by most people in the UAE. Anyone with...

Bahrain: No more an Island!

Bahrain used to be a collection of islands, each surrounded – obviously – by water. That virtually stopped when the King Fahad Causeway opened, and now it is further strengthened...

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