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26 December 2006

Stories from 26 December 2006

India: Music Season in Chennai

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...

Nepal: Kingmakers and politics

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.

Pakistan: The Rural, Urban and Cyber Me

Light Within on the multiplicity of the self's identities. “There it occurred to m that I have three different lives; different identities; Rural, Urban and Cyber.”

Sri Lanka: An identity for the nation

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...

Sri Lanka: Two years after the Tsunami

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...

Turkmenistan: Wild Cards

Sean Roberts reports on wild cards in Turkmenistan's succession struggle.

Kazakhstan: Pressuring Teachers

Arthur reports on government pressure against teachers, specifically putting pressure on teachers to buy government newspapers, in Kazakhstan.

Armenia: Bad News on Deforestation

Notes From Hareinik has some bad news on deforestation prevention in Armenia and encourages readers to take action.

Kazakhstan: NurOtan

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...

Turkmenistan: Dust to Dust

Peter continues to analyze events in post-Turkmenbashi Turkmenistan. In a recent post, he writes on the burial of the despot and signs of continuity in the new leadership.

Latvia: Ahistorical View of History

Marginalia writes about Latvia's WWI battles and the ahistorical approach of some observers.

Hungary: Demography

Hungary Economy Watch writes about the country's demographic situation.

Belarus: Internet and Charity in Grodno

Information Policy blog reports on a charity campaign launched by the Grodno internet community.

Russia: New Year's Celebration

White Sun of the Desert writes about New Year celebrations in Russia.

Hungary: 2006 Politics Review

Pestcentric offers a review of the 2006 Hungarian politics.

Belarus, Russia: Gas Problems

TOL's Belarus Blog writes that the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom “is not going to tolerate Lukashenka’s bluff and proceeds from warnings to direct actions.”

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Death Sentence

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...

Iran:A blogger shares her feeling about her filtered blog

Lady Sun shares her feeling about her filtered blog. The blogger says:”I'm just amazed how stupid these people are who can't stand a simple blog that is mostly about personal...

Lebanon: Foreign Intervention and Economics

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...

Africa/India: overcoming differences

Inktus, a Ugandan blogger in New Delhi, India, writes about “overcoming differences and behaving as global citizens of one world.”

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