Stories from 8 August 2007
Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about a street artist who draws calligraphy on the sidewalk in Harajuku, Tokyo. Hasan writes: “I couldn’t help but take in the site of him with an after-taste of envy; something about being a street artist always seemed radically magical to me.”
Hanif,journalist and blogger, shares[Fa] his feeling about “the Journalist Day” in Iran. The blogger says “it is my day.It is your day,my colleague.Today we are sad because we do not have freedom and we miss the paper of journals.”
According to [Fa]Varesh,several student activists are out of jail now.The blogger reminds us that there are still,at least, two student activists in jail.
Libyan Tasnim tallies up the psychological price of the war in Iraq in this post.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog asks readers “to send their words of encouragement” to a Serbian human rights activist facing a ten-day imprisonment: “'It is unacceptable that Maja Stojanovic should end up behind bars for a publicly stated view that Mladic must be sent to The Hague and for reminding the public...
Issandr El Amrani links to an article which claims that Leonardo da Vinci may have been Arab.
The Arabist links to an article which says that the price of bread will be doubled in Egypt.
Mahmood Al Yousif tackles the issue of the Sunni-Shia divide in Bahrain in this post.
“Do a simple search on Google and Youtube, and you will come up with either genocide, extremist, war,” writes Bosnia Blog about negative portrayal that prevails online. But “nicer things” do exist and to show them is the goal of the “Enjoy Life” video campaign.
Algerian Nouri discusses his ideas on Islamophobia in this post.
Hooters Dubai plans are not deflated after all, writes Nadia Gergis from Arabisto.
Wu Wei writes about a trip to Belgrade and lists the good and the bad things about Belgrade airport.
Balkanizer reports that the alleged “sickness” of Republika Srpska's prime minister Milorad Dodik “has strangely coincided with the arrival of the new High Representative, Miroslav Lajcak.”
The Balkan Yankee argues with a reader on what Bulgaria is and what it isn't.
At Kafila, a request from a man for a Lahori Topi (cap), leads the author to reflecting on Muslims living with Hindu names.
groundviews has the account of a woman, who has suffered at the hands of the Tsunami and the ethnic conflict, and the lack of assistance in the process of rehabilitation.
Visit Bhutan on the endangered Golden Langur, an Old World Monkey.
Metroblogging Islamabad on Pakistan's representative at the Miss Bikini Universe pageant.
Ihtisham Kabir, author of the blog Back to Bangladesh has wonderful photographs that present a narrative of life in Bangladesh.
Some movie makers capture the imagination of serious movie watchers all over: Kurosawa, Ray and Bergman, for example. And when someone of that stature dies, you are bound to get great responses, poignant, nostalgic, and meditative. Abhay Simha, who is a professional director himself, a graduate from the FTII, writes...