Stories from 15 March 2007
Le Renouveau Congolais posts pictures [fr] of UDPS Belux's (Belgium-Luxemburg branch) celebration of the party's 25th Anniversary. UDPS is the main DRC opposition party.
Matts has a nice post about the Seoul city plan in cracking down street vendors.
Asiapages explained why South Korea’s attempt to create a Chinatown near Incheon is seriously missing the point.
Cameroonian Sanaga Peregrinations writes [Fr] of Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Purple Hibiscus: “Important questions are raised in this book, between respect of tradition and conformity to christian teachings, does the fight against sin justify damnation on earth through corporal punishment?”
The government of Uzbekistan has blocked access from Uzbekistan to the blog Registan.net.
At neweurasia Tolkun posts a translation of a post about the meanings of the mahalla (small community or neighborhood) in Uzbekistan.
Safrang discusses the choice between reconciliation and accountability in Afghanistan, asking why the country cannot have both.
Vadim says that Tajikistan's electricity woes are getting worse.
Onnik Krikorian takes readers on a photo tour of a market in Kutaisi, Georgia.
Pestcentric and Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar report on the violence in Budapest as Hungary is celebrating the 1848 revolution.
South Asia: Marriage of Convenience, explosion of Hindi blogs, time for a regime change, women in the Middle East
The latest buzz from different South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: After a visit to an old age home in Kolkata Sadiq M. Alam of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts thinks just as children, old people are the most beautiful people on planet earth. Adhunika Blog is vocal against the marriage of convenience,...
Rozmaregi [Fa]says that Nasser Zarafshan,human rights activist and lawyer, after being in jail for 5 years,is out of prison today.
London Sevdah writes about a very special coffee grinder: “My mum brought this one over from Bosnia when we were excaping the country as refugees – it was one of the few items that made it into the few travel bags which we were carrying our belongings in.” In Sarajevo...
Bosnia Vault compares Mississippi of the 1950s and 1960s to the Balkans of today.
“Between the Milosevic memorial service; and a rock-n-roll concert/b-day bash for Mladic; a few people in Belgrade are having quite a busy week!” writes Bosnia Vault. “Yes but sadly you forgot Djindjic's anniversary which is being spoken of much more than the Milosevic service,” responds Bg anon.
Wu Wei travels from Ljubljana to Croatia and, on a Slovenian train, to Venice; writes about her trip to Trakai, Lithuania, and shares her thoughts on Vilnius; posts photos from her three trips to Lake Bled outside Ljubljana; – and eats “dandelions for lunch” at “Klub Preserne Zdravlice” restaurant. (All...
Neretva River reports on an alleged robbery: “the Croatian Generals Assembly, an association of HV generals, had their offices broken into. No money or valuables were taken during the robbery; however, documents related to Operation Storm and the defense of Ante Gotovina were found to be missing.” In an update,...
Neretva River writes about Japan's two Croatian restaurants.
Ed Alexander of Balkan Baby finds himself in the middle of a controversy over his recent entry about “a restaurant owner in Mitrovica who seemed to believe that he was the incarnation of Adolf Hitler”: “All of this, whilst perversely interesting, has led me to the conclusion that I am...
View from Iran says Iran is a society filled with thoughtful and outspoken individuals. Only the bravest or the most desperate have the nerve to organize. The rest exercise their freedom of speech in taxicabs and butcher shops; at parties and swimming pools; in poems and through blog posts. There...
Sibiltala[Fa] invites Iranian to take part in anti war demonstration in front of USA Consulate in Toronto, Canada. The blogger says usually there are a few Iranians who participate in this kind of demonstrations.It is organized by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War.