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21 October 2006

Stories from 21 October 2006

Senegal: Stargazing

Chroniques de Ndoumbelane is sad (Fr) that city life in Senegal no longer allows for the stargazing that is so cherished in rural towns.

Reunion: Blogging to Decrease Elected Official Impunity

Prolific Reunion blogger Pierrot Dupuy is happy to see a proliferation in his mostly local audience (Fr): “We beat our last record [in the number of hits] yesterday … by...

Guyane: Too Hot to Cook

Food blog Cafe Creole writes (Fr): “It is very very hot in Guyane right now. We are in the big dry season at least until December 15 … don't feel...

China: Botched jobs

‘Yes, journalists in China do have it rough,’ Bullog blogger Siyi says back to a recent BBC article, ‘but we're not all the innocent victims that you seem to think’...

Tonga: Tonga and Nationalism

Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is...

Myanmar: Floods and Life

Myanmar blogger Moe Moe links to photos of the recent flooding in Myanmar on another Myanmar blog. The pictures reminds her of her younger days in Myanmar. “I really liked...

Laos: Vegetable Garden

The blogger at introduces some vegetables from Laos that the blogger has been growing in her garden.

Barbados: Hair, race & breast cancer

A newspaper report on one woman's public hair-shaving in support of breast cancer awareness reminds Titlayo of the extent to which Barbadians are still grappling with issues of race.

South Afria: lesbian photo-activist

Sokari, who is visiting South Africa, writes about Zanele Muholi, a South African lesbian photo-activist: “Met Zanele Muholi, a lesbian photographer-activist. Progressive, radical, beautiful, challenging. Zanele took the photos behind...

South Africa: African-American muslim in South Africa

Kameelah writes about her experience as an African-American muslim in South Africa: “today i took a metered taxi to pritchard street to meet with some folks at the public affiars...

Russia: The Second Blog War

(more buttons and userpics are here) The Russian-language blogosphere (commonly known as ZheZhe) is on fire: some users are shutting down their blogs, others are emigrating to the virtual Trinidad...

Africa: Africans and victimhood

Enanga's Pov writes about Africans and victimhood: “Have you not met the kind of African who likes to detail the things that are wrong with our continent, how we have...

Vojaĝo tra Esperantujo / A trip through Esperanto-land

Only two months until Esperanto Day! In this, our second roundup of the Esperanto Blogosphere (missed the first?), I will lead you on a tour of some of the different...

Vietnam: Rooftop View

The blogger at itsthefinalworld posts pictures of Saigon's skyline. Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is one of the fastest growing cities in South East Asia with a rapidly changing...

India, Pakistan: Kashmir from the 70s in pictures

Dristis-Mudra has a fascinating collection of Black and White photographs on a flickr set. They are from the 1970s when the photographer was travelling in Kashmir.

Nepal: The Haughty King

United We Blog! on the haughty king – as he refuses to answer the questions raised. “King Gyanendra has again repeated his act of stubbornness by refusing to answer the...

India: Podcast on Diwali

Kamla Bhatt has a wonderful podcast with Indian diaspora from around the world on how Diwali is celebrated by those outside the country.

Bangladesh: On fasting

Morris the Pen on fasting, Ramadan and fastlets. “Our speaker talks of how he looked forward to this as a child (the ‘Iftar’ or breaking-the-fast evening celebration is a time...

India: On Calcutta

Cuckoo's Call reflects on Calcutta and its people. “But you would'nt know all this when you first meet them. They are up-standing human beings, with a sense of self, with...

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