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7 November 2006

Stories from 7 November 2006

Tajikstan, USA: Having a Baby

Candide looks at the pros and cons involved in choosing to give birth in the United States and Tajikistan.

Guyana, India: The Blue Billion photoblog

Guyanese Imran Khan purports to present a picture of “the other India” on a new photoblog named for a Pepsi cricket slogan.

Dominican Republic: Maldito Flow

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...

Barbados: Independent or no?

The Caribbeat says that Barbados is not an independent country.

Jamaica: Live TV, dead children

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The responsible executive

“‘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...

Serbia: Bad Things in Belgrade

Belgrade 2.0 posts a list of 44 bad things in Belgrade and readers are adding to it in the comments section.

Serbia: Constitutional History

Belgrade 2.0 lists Serbia's previous constitutions.

Poland: On Fighting Homophobia

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!’”

Moscow: Photos of a Neighborhood

Two-Zero takes a late-autumn walk through one of Moscow's neighborhoods and posts pictures.

Hungary: “My 1956″ Posters

Pestcentric posts his favorites from an exhibition on the 1956-themed posters.

Hungary: Bribing to Give Birth

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.

India: Hyphenated identites and on turning Canadian

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...

Bangladesh: Minorities and attitudes

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...

Nepal: The state of education

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...

Pakistan: Architecture in Bahawalpur state

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...

Africa: no to Taiwan

Africa-China relationship: No to Taiwan, yes to infrastructure.

Africa: Africa-China relationship

Africabeat on Africa-China relationship: Africa comes to China, a Chinese man encounters Africa, and jumping on the Beijing bandwagon.

Are companies being socially responsible in your country? Let us know!!

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....

Lebanon: Sweet and Sour

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...

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