Stories from 14 December 2006
Nepali Netbook on the Maoist anti-feudalism masquerade. “It took a formerly pro-Maoist writer and platform to point out the incongruity of Nepal’s much-hyped anti-feudalism fight.”
Dateline Bombay has a post with tips on surviving India's budget airlines. “And its not the time factor only. Be ready to confront bawling babies, stressed out mothers, countless parents scurrying after restless children, family members shouting for each other and minor bruising from baggage trollies as they brush past...
DeeDee, A young Cambodian blogger posts images from a recently held personal information technology workshop in Seam Reap, the second largest city in Cambodia. “We’re very happy to see that many students there now know about blog and are interested in the workshop. Sooner or later, we hopefully waiting to...
Rasyad A. Parinduri at Sarapan Ekonomy blog is urging readers to think of a better entry for Indonesia's economy on Wikipedia. The blogger feels that the current entry is “lame and outdated!”
drishtipat on the killing of people 35 years ago 35 year ago to intellectually cripple the new country of Bangladesh. “Most destabilizing discovery was that of Rayer Bazaar. All of our national top doctors, professors, linguists, scientists were among the eviscerated dead bodies found here.”
imperfect world 2006 on being caught in a bandh (strike) in Calcutta. “My brave taxi driver was scolded mercilessly for breaking the bandh by a bunch of CPM lumpens comrades”
Michelle Knisley writes about driving habits of Ukrainian drivers. Petro of Petro's Jotter provides this info in a comment: “Ukrainians are registering 35,000 cars per month […]. 33% of those are in Kyiv and 30 days in an avg month yields, incredibly, 385 cars registered in Kyiv each day. This...
Michelle Knisley writes about yet another horrible case of healthy newborns being stolen from the mothers after delivery in Kharkiv: “In a culture where everything can be bought for a price, it seems as if children are paying the ultimate price.”
Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's new minister of emergencies: Nestor Shufrych, a man “described as a walking ‘Emergency Situation’ himself.”
Copydude believes that Litvinenko's lethal poisoning could have actually been “a smuggling accident.” Also, here's his overview of Russia's unfriendly relations with its neighbors and the West: “Poland has a beef ban and an energy problem. Poland has a port blockaded by Kaliningrad. The lifeline Odessa-Plok pipeline has just been...
The beatroot offers more flashbacks into Poland's martial law years – here and here.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's relations with Sweden.
TOL's Belarus Blog reacts to the newly-introduced Russian export quotas for oil shipped to Belarus – and to the U.S. State Departments response.
Neretva River writes about one more reason not to allow the Balkan states to join the EU: “…meetings are simply becoming too large and the EU is unable to cope with the demand for translators.”
The-malaysian looks at the intrigue behind the murder case of a Mongolian fashion model in Malaysia. The model was involved romantically with a well known Malaysian defence analyst. The analyst is currently the prime suspect in the murder.
Thai-blogs has a post on Thai people's fascination with finding lucky numbers to help them win at lotteries.
Despite Guyana Providence Stadium‘s Christmas Wish, it seems like Guyana is not the only Caribbean territory behind schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup: Barbados Free Press quotes their Local Organizing Committee's Chief Executive Stephen Alleyne, who says that “Kensington is still a construction site.”
From portraits of the city soul that abound in details of daily life to corruption allegations and the latest riots that occurred at a basketball game, find out more about this Balkan metropolis. Belgrade, Nov. 2005 – by seriocomico Dule Nedeljkovic writes about an ordinary morning in Serbia's capital (SRP):...
The Trinidad and Tobago Government intends to proceed with the TT$15 billion rapid rail project, despite calls from several construction industry interest groups for Government to put a halt to the initiative: Juhel Browne posts an update at ttgapers.com.
Thebookmann reviews artist Che Lovelace's Amateur Poster Series exhibition.
Carlos Chang of BlogsPeru congratulates Elizabeth [ES], author of the blog Mujer de Lluvia for winning the “oral memory” category of the Iberoamerican Andres Bello Memory and Thought Prize. “She has sought out testimony of numerous voices of residents around Lima's international airport … the work transmits a special perception...