11 April 2007

Stories from 11 April 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Reports form the Protest

  11 April 2007

The Kyrgyzstan blog at neweurasia carries numerous posts reporting on the protests in Bishkek against President Kurmanbek Bakiev, including one from Tolkun Umaraliev in which he writes his impressions of the first day of protests.

Uzbekistan: Aral and Health

  11 April 2007

Bonnie Boyd continues with her series of posts on the Aral Sea, this time focusing on the healt impacts of the sea's disappearance, most of which are heavily concentrated in the Karakalpakistan region of Uzbekistan.

Iraq: Baghdad Explosions

Iraqi blogger Omar keeps us updated with news and explosions rocking Baghdad here. You really can't blame him when he writes: “Ok, let's go over what happened yesterday and today; last thing first. And please forgive me for the lack of chronological order, some information were received or corrected during...

Russia: Namesakes

  11 April 2007

Stepping away from the drama and farce of Ukrainian politics, here is a story about namesakes, posted by Chechen journalist Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev).

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara Apologizes

  11 April 2007

The West Indies cricket team's loss to South Africa yesterday will likely leave them out of the World Cup finals – ttgapers.com reports on Captain Brian Lara's apology to the people of the Caribbean and highlights analysis by T&T Cricket Board President Deryck Murray and commentator Tony Cozier, among others.

Jamaica: Film Industry

  11 April 2007

ART:Jamaica examines the question of what having a Jamaican film industry actually means: “The idea of ‘Film’…is cool, hip, seductive and perhaps for this reason connects with the image Jamaica presents to the world.”

Poland: Scientologists

  11 April 2007

The beatroot writes about the arrival of Scientologists to Poland: “Bizarrely, the ‘leader’ of Scientology in Poland is Hanna Garbalska, a member of the Polish Peasant’s Party! Is she seeking to lure witless peasants into a life of misery and poverty?”

India: Why work?

  11 April 2007

Indian Mommies links to mommy bloggers from India or of Indian origin. Some fabulous stuff. “I would like to be a working mom, yes! But I have never heard a more ridiculous reason to be one. “Oh What if my husband dies at 47? What will I do?” Please, give...

India: A view of Changlimithang

  11 April 2007

As a stadium gets ready for a 100 years of Monarchy celebration, Visit Bhutan has some photographs and description. “With the weather condition of Thimphu unpredictable and the frost still get into the tender leaves of the young sprouting grass, life does makes it hard for the worker to starts...

Sri Lanka: Facade of nationalism

  11 April 2007

One One Things on nationalism and economics. “The idea is that foreign investment is all good but the profits leave the country, so we must stop that. People forget that profits make up just one part of economic activity. Employment generation, knowledge transfer, and services provided are several fold more...

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