Stories from 21 June 2006
Singapore: Bollywood Dancing
Pari at Daisyinthesdust blog is talking about her Bollywood dancing experience. “Thoughts of performing the kinds of dance moves I see in Bollywood movies threatened to leave me in hysterics. I like the style as it is carefree and leaves a lot to self-expression rather than precision. Trouble is that...
The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs
Watching a World Cup in person can be such a memorable experience. Even if one’s country is not one of the two competitors, it can still prove to be awe-inspiring. Jean-Paul Calbimonte aka jpcik!, is a Bolivian living in Switzerland. Recently on his blog South Side of the Sky [ES],...
Vietnam: Street Food
Blogger Vietnamese God takes refuge in a Saigon street side eatery to escape the rain and ends up trying Grilled beef rolled in La Lot leaves.
Philippines: Get Happy, Get Babies
Dr. Emer at parallel universes blog is asking Filipino couple who are having a hard time having children to relax. The blogger is pointing to a news article that claims that relaxing and lowering stress helps. The bloggers also talks about the high fertility rate in the Philippines. A comment...
Cambodia: Blogger's Meetup
Wanna introduces fellow Cambodian bloggers he metup with in Phnom Penh.
Brunei: Thai and Brunei Royals
Our Local Style in Brunei compares two news stories relating to the royalty in two South East Asian countries – one from Thailand where the people are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the King's rune and another from Brunei where three locals are facing a charge of sedition for using...
Armenia: Yerevan Photos
Christian Garbis offers random photos from Yerevan, many of which are of old buildings set for demolition.
Malaysia: Continue the Reforms
Former Malaysian prime-minister Mahathir is criticising the policies of the current prime minister Badawi (also known as Pak Lah). Nik Nazmi in Malaysia talks about continuing the reforms and forging consensus among Malaysians. He says “Going back entirely to the Dr. M model however is economically unsustainable, and will be...
Kazakhstan: Kazakh Blogosphere Roundup
Leila rounds up the Kazakhstani blogosphere at neweurasia.
Singapore: New Mobile Language
Tinkertailer goes to a trade show and discoveres a new mobile phone language developed by an Israeli company.
Georgia: An Armenian in Tbilisi
Zarchka writes about Tbilisi and Georgia, remarking on the difficulties associated with trying to speak Russian there, noting the parks and scenery in the capital, and contrasting the country with Armenia.
Mongolia: MP S. Oyun Interview
Luke Distelhorst inteviewed a member of Mongolia's parliament who says that the country needs a clear vision for reform.
Iraq: “Brilliant” new blog!
At Iraq Blog Count a group of contributors keep a tally of, yes, you've guessed it, blogs in Iraq. The latest addition, Baghdad Chronicle, gets a rave review: Woah, I don't know how this one slipped through IBC's collective radar. Miraj has been blogging since January and the blog description...
India Changing: Calcutta to Kolkatta and much, much more…
Change is the central theme of the post...in how many ways is India changing, how are the changes coming etc. etc.
Sri Lanka, UK: Culture and Bridges
London, Lanka and Drums on the Sri Lankan festivities in London. “Trafalgar Square was buzzing when we arrived at about midday. The band was starting to soundcheck, the usual stuff with a bloke counting into all the different microphones, the drummer doing a bit, the singer poncing around on stage...
Sri Lanka: Tamils and the Mainstream
Indi.ca on peace in Sri Lanka and why it involves being inclusive about Tamil culture and people. “If you want a United Sri Lanka then you want to live with Tamil people. It means that you want them as neighbors, co-workers and friends. It means that you want to see...
India: Fashion Street
Selma on culture and fashion at Mumbai's Fashion Street. “Opposite to Mumbai's grand Azad Maidan, and along the Cross Maidan lies the fashion solution for Mumbai's poor and elite alike. Welcome to Mumbai's Fashion Street. Amid the colors, figures being quoted in the bargaining process, yelling kids, weary moms, hep...
India, US: In the 1980s
US for the Indian in the 1980s. Ramesh Madhavan, a veteran online writer kicks off with this amazing post on culture, food and the immigrant experience.
World: Mothers and blogs
Mommy blogs, and women in the blogosphere discussed at the Morph blog.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Photoblogging Sarajevo
A restored building in Sarajevo – by Seesaw/Quod/Zdenka Seesaw (aka Quod, aka Zdenka) has been blogging about the Balkans for a year and a half at Balkan-Scissors. Here's how she came to photography: Born in Sarajevo, spent the war in Sarajevo, live in Sarajevo. Now retired. Bought Canon A75 in...
Egypt: Rights lawyer remembered
As activists in Egypt continue to demand an independent judiciary Baheyya celebrates the life of the recently deceased campaigning lawyer Ahmed Nbil al Hilali. In his lifetime, he was christened “the saint of the national movement,” the “liberties lawyer,” and “the Egyptian people’s advocate,” since he spent nearly all of...