26 December 2006

Stories from 26 December 2006

India: Music Season in Chennai

  26 December 2006

Suraj is in Chennai (Madras) as the music season peaks in the city. “What expectations would you develop if your first day of the music season starts off with a casual dinner and chat with your favourite artist? :)”

Nepal: Kingmakers and politics

  26 December 2006

The complexities are politics in Nepal are mind boggling. Nepali Netbook unravels some, explaining the context of a persuasive constitutional monarchist named Rabindra Nath Sharma.

Sri Lanka: An identity for the nation

  26 December 2006

groundviews takes a closer look at the politics of identity and peace in Sri Lanka. “What may be a pre-condition to induce a true Sri Lankan nationalism is perhaps a ‘national grievance’; almost all nationalist movements was based on such a common grievance; the Indians found it in British colonialism,...

Sri Lanka: Two years after the Tsunami

  26 December 2006

Two years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, there isn't too much noise in the respective blogospheres. LaneTop remembers the day, and wishes more had been done by the author. Another reaction here.

Kazakhstan: NurOtan

  26 December 2006

KZblog reports on shakeups in Kazakhstan's political parties that most notably includes merges of parties into the presidential party and the renaming of the party to include a reference to the president's first name.

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Death Sentence

  26 December 2006

Declan Butler writes about the Tripoli Six death sentence: “That is despite the fact that this was not a fair and impartial trial, and that the court refused to hear the considerable body of international scientific evidence that could exonerate the medics, and show that this is a typical hospital-borne...

Lebanon: Foreign Intervention and Economics

  26 December 2006

The Lebanese bloggers are united this week in wishing their readers all the best during Christmas, Al Adha and the New Year. Some of these bloggers have taken up the issue of foreign intervention in the region as a subject of reflection while others highlight the sad state of economy...

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