Stories from 7 November 2006
Candide looks at the pros and cons involved in choosing to give birth in the United States and Tajikistan.
Guyanese Imran Khan purports to present a picture of “the other India” on a new photoblog named for a Pepsi cricket slogan.
Maldito Flow, a “Spanglish”-language comic strip about a group of struggling Latin artists trying to make a name for their independent label, is now being distributed via weblog. Blog posts are occasionally accompanied by music clips.
The Caribbeat says that Barbados is not an independent country.
“a 21st century child not much different from the Victorian: one whose circumstances have forced him to grow up too fast,” writes Jamaican novelist Marlon James in his analysis of the effects of certain forms of mass media on young people.
“‘Corporate’ and ‘responsibility’ involve a contradiction in terms, of course, but I guess there's no harm in trying to imagine what a progressive corporate boss might do (as opposed to say), should such a creature exist,” writes Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor in the preamble to “The Responsible Executive's Manifesto”.
Belgrade 2.0 posts a list of 44 bad things in Belgrade and readers are adding to it in the comments section.
Belgrade 2.0 lists Serbia's previous constitutions.
The beatroot isn't surprised at the Polish governement's unwillingness to fight homophobia: “A more shocking post would be: ‘Polish Education Ministry funds gay rights campaign!’”
Two-Zero takes a late-autumn walk through one of Moscow's neighborhoods and posts pictures.
Pestcentric posts his favorites from an exhibition on the 1956-themed posters.
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about Hungary's corrupt health care system and the changes that may occur in the near future.
What does it mean to change one's nationality? Lotus Reads on the occasion of turning Canadian. “few years ago saying they were Indian-Canadians would have seemed unpatriotic, but these days it seems everyone is happy to embrace their hyphenated identities, so I say it with pride: my kids are Indian-Canadians!”
Rezwan reflects on being a member of a minority and the attitudes towards minorities in South Asia. “Or is this how minorities think? Is it an inferiority complex? Why do majorities have to always keep in mind that minorities can be sensitive. Minorities can be tyrants also.”
Democracy for Nepal comments on the state of education and government role in primary education in the country. “I made a short visit home to Gulmi over Dasain. The message from Gulmi could very well be a message from any of the other 74 districts of Nepal. Despite the conflict...
All Things Pakistan on the architectural heritage in Bahawalpur state. “The legacy of Bahawalpur state has been in ruins like many other historical places of the country. These building have potential to attract a great deal of tourists. But what the heirs and the government need is a good planning...
Africa-China relationship: No to Taiwan, yes to infrastructure.
Africabeat on Africa-China relationship: Africa comes to China, a Chinese man encounters Africa, and jumping on the Beijing bandwagon.
On Thursday November 9th, at 6:30pm EST (23:30 GMT / 07:30am Friday Beijing time), Reuters will be hosting a live conversation about corporate social responsibility at its New York headquarters. According to the special web page built for the event: “Corporate responsibility is increasingly important in today’s global landscape, with...
Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and an alternative drink to the regular carbonated soda were topics discussed in the Lebanese blogs this week. The reconvening of the internal political discussion among rival Lebanese politicians in the form of “the consultations” was also the focus of many blogs. Before embarking on the tiresome...
Khorshidkhanom has given a link to Amnesty International action to ask Iranian authorities to abolish the practice of stoning.Up to nine women and two men in Iran are under sentence of execution by stoning.