Stories from 10 August 2006
Russia: Moscow Misunderstood
Copydude writes on how Moscow is misunderstood by the Lonely Planet travel guide and the Guardian.
Trinidad & Tobago: Rock band music video
Caribbean Free Radio posts a music video by Orange Sky, one of Trinidad and Tobago's premier rock bands.
Guatemala: Huehuetenango Theatre
Chapinadas notes the projected jump in tourism for the month of August and describes one of the lesser-known tourist attractions, the Municipal Theatre of Huehuetenango.
India: Popular Indian Bloggers
A recent post musing over popular bloggers, provokes an interesting reaction from Patrix – who then looks at other popular Indian bloggers to see how much Technorati ranks reveal.
Brazil: “São Paulo Under Siege”
Made in Brazil says this week saw the third wave of attacks by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in São Paulo. For more background, read Jose Murilo Junior's recap of the first violent riots in May.
Bolivia: The Wonders of Google Earth
Miguel Buitrago is amazed by the “The Wonders of Google Earth” and its potential in Bolivia: “I got another message from a reader (Sergio) who located the compound of Manfred Reyes Villa, the Prefect of Cochabamba. Now, every public person in Bolivia has to make a “public” declaration of income...
Argentina: The Fake Gynecologist
Ian Mount on the Bueno Aires expat scandal involving a soon-to-be extradited sex offender who claimed he was a gynecologist in the US and then pretended he was with Doctors Without Borders in Argentina. Tango in her eyes, another expat blogger, is thankful she listened to her gut feelings: “This...
Pakistan: Dhabas in Islamabad
Metroblogging Islamabad on the changing culture of road side eateries in the city.
Pakistan: Maula Jatt
All Things Pakistan on why Maula Jatt is an icon film in Pakistan.
Bangladesh: Canada and the immigrants
A Bengali in TO has a discussion with a Bangladeshi woman in Canada who doesn't quite like the fact that Canada has a lot of immigrants and wants to push for a Canadian culture.
India: Why the Muslims?
Indian Muslims questions why law enforcement agencies target Muslims, and why the community is the usual suspect.
Children on BBC talks about Israeli-Lebanese Conflict
The BBC World Service program World Have Your Say has turned itself over to children who have experienced the Israeli-Lebanese conflict. The show has live blogged the episode.
Singapore: In the Land of Clouds
Singapore's famous adventurer and traveller Popagandhi writes from the edge of South East Asia in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The name Meghalaya means the land of the clouds. Popagandhi observes the local taste in music “Yes.. The Killers, playing in Shillong. The Rolling Stones were here recently, and Iron...
Singapore: Editor or People
Singapore's metablog Tomorrow.sg is asking its readers if it should continue as an editor moderated system or move to a system where the readers can vote to promote articles.
China: cultural revolution reminder
The cultural revolution started 40 years ago on 8th of August. Jeremy Goldkorn puts together bloggers’ reminders in DANWEI.
China: blogspot unblocked?
Keso reports that blogspot is unblocked in China. However, people can never tell know how long it would last (zh).
Hong Kong: domestic helpers
BWG comments on the exploitation of domestic helpers in Hong Kong by employers and recruitment agences.
Japan: western business practice
JP in Japundit hightlights a report claiming that a majority of Japanese workers are suffering from “high anxiety” and “mental illness” resulted from western business practice.
South Korea: union activist died
Jamie from two koreas tells his readers some background about the recent death of union activist in relation to 1001 riot police unit.