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March, 2007

Stories from March, 2007

Mauritius: players don't use intelligence

Ishtiba on Mauritian soccer following their recent loss agains Sudan, “So much frustration among Mauritian supporters today …but 1 thing that many persons dont understand is that : how can...

Ethiopia: blog blocked

Andrew Heavens blog has been blocked in Ethiopia: Surprise, surprise…meskelsquare.com is now out of sight here. Why would they block a blog which publishes stories about Miscalls and Kenyan web...

South Africa: Busisiwe, Rest in Peace

Earlier this month, the South African blogosphere lost a blogger, writer, artist and poet, Busisiwe Sigasa (25). She started her blog, My Realities, at the end of last year with...

Bahrain: When ‘moderate’ means ‘acquiescent’

This week some Bahraini bloggers took part in an evening regarding the role of blogging in cultural development, and the literary aspect of online writing in particular. Hisham Khalifa has...

East Timor: Electioneering in East Timor

Dili-gence describes the campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections in East Timor.

Cambodia: Sex in South East Asia Video Podcast

Details are Sketchy has a post on a reporter from Sexerati.com visiting Cambodia as a part of her coverage for a video podcast on sex in South East Asia.

Cambodia: SMS blocked During Elections

Mungkol in Cambodia says blocking of mobile SMS during the elections is funny and unreasonable.

Thailand: Pro-Democracy Protests

Publiuspundit has a post on pro-democracy protest in Thailand and the military appointed prime minister's reluctance to declare a state of emergency in Thailand.

India: Flower-Lane

A flower market in photographs at Trivial Matters. “A kaleidoscope for your senses. Dadar Phulgalli [flower-lane] takes your traditional Bombay smells of sweat, toil, paint, iron and turns them into...

India: On the shariah

Indian Muslims on the shariah, law, state and culture. “I firmly believe that in this present day world shariah laws cannot be enforced on people because Muslim society in general...

Pakistan: On Rawalpindi

Light Within on the history of Rawalpindi. “The bustling city of Rawalpindi has a lot more to offer than a traffic mess, broken roads and haze-filled atmosphere. The city’s history...

Bangladesh: On Hizbut Tahrir

Rezwan on the Hizbut Tahrir. “Hizbut Tahrir, a global student organization which is very active among UK (including Bangladeshi community there) established their base in Bangladesh a few years ago....

Bangladesh: The death of a Grandfather

Sajeeb Wazed (also the grandson of one of Bangladesh's founding fathers – Sheikh Mujibur Rehman) writes an account of the killing of his grandfather and other family members due to...

Russia: Photos of Grozny

Earlier this week, I linked to LJ user kunstkamera‘s photos from Grozny, Chechnya. (Warning: bandwidth intensive.) Below are some of the comments and kunstkamera‘s own remarks, translated from Russian. gematogen:...

Kazakhstan: Russian Chill

neweurasia discusses chilliness in relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, but says that the relationship is far from on the rocks.

Georgia: The Taboo Web

Levan finds some Georgian websites that deal with subjects that are taboo in Georgia.

Kyrgyzstan: Trouble Brewing

At Registan.net, Teo Kay shares some the political cartoons about Central Asia he co-created for an English-language newspaper distributed in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: 800 Years of Rumi

Bonnie Boyd notes that Rumi, the famous poet often associated with Sufism who was born in what is now Afghanistan, was born 800 years ago and she reports on a...

Armenia: Entertainment Buzz

At Blogrel, Harmick has the latest Armenian entertainment and celebrity news.

Afghanistan: Navruz Video

Sohrab Kabuli has a video report of Navruz celebrations in Afghanistan.

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