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28 August 2007

Stories from 28 August 2007

Mongolia: Visiting the desert

Konchog Norbu posts pictures that prove that the Gobi desert is not an utterly barren and lifeless place.

Sri Lanka: Education and Nationalist Doctrine

Greenhornet.lk on why nationalist indoctrination should be removed from school syllabi.

Tajikistan: Getting a haircut

John Musarra retells his ordeal of trying to get a haircut in downtown Dushanbe. Tajikistan's summers are hot, dusty and difficult to cope with. The barbershop John chose, however, proved...

Uzbekistan: Sarcastic sociologists

Jamiyat doesn't find much else than sarcasm in a recently published opinion poll that says, above all, that the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, is doing an astonishingly good job.

Kazakhstan: Kashagan Showdown

Bonnie Boyd has a comprehensive background post on the current crisis involving the Kazakh government and the international consortium developing the country's biggest oil field, Kashagan.

Sri Lanka: No return to my village

A poignant testimonial at groundviews of a family who were bombed out of their village, and lost a family member to a mine, and whose village was occupied by the...

Pakistan: Green Boxes for Qurans

Don't know what to do with the Quran? Metroblogging Lahore spots green boxes installed by the Punjab Quran Board.

South Africa's Health Minister Under Fire

The South African Blogosphere has been abuzz with allegations against the South Africa's Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, of alcoholism during, her conviction for theft and using undue influence in order...

Malaysia: Bangsa Malaysia at Blog House

Young Malaysian blogger Aishah blogs about the recent gathering of bloggers in Malaysia.

Malaysia: Malaysia and AIDS

RantingsbyMM blogs about a recent conference on AIDS she attended in Sri Lanka. The blogger also touches on the attitude of some Malaysian officials who attend such conferences.

India: On Chak De India!

Chak De India!, a Bollywood film that deals with women's hockey and underdogs provokes a reaction from Jabberwock.

Brunei: Angel Investment Workshop

AnakBrunei attends and blogs about an Angel Investment workshop.

Brunei: Getting out of the Rut

Old man in Brunei contemplates the future of his country, one of the richest in South East Asia, and wonders if the easy going attitude of his countrymen will lead...

Peru: An Opportunity for the Country

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Peru, some bloggers have continued to wonder who is to blame for the disappearance in aid and the sensationalist nature of the coverage....

Bahamas: Election Fever Still Burns

Post-election issues are causing “a divided nation”, according to Craig Butler in this post at Bahama Pundit.

Barbados: Recovery, Not Rescue

Barbados Underground confirms that the rescue efforts at the site of the collapsed apartment building have become a recovery mission.

Cambodia: Impediments to Widespread E-Commerce in Cambodia

Borin looks at the factors that might discourage Internet entrepreneurs from starting E-Commerce ventures in Cambodia

Vietnam: Papaya with Dried Beef

Cambodian blogger iCambo, currently in Vietnam, invites readers to try a Vietnamese dish that is very similar to another dish in Cambodia.

Cambodia: An Honest Monk

Ly Sochiet describes a visit to a Pagoda with his friends and meeting a monk who refused to take offering money from him and his friends.

Laos: Keeping Wildlife off the Dinner Table

Laotian food blogger Darly is wondering how to keep Laotians from serving wild animals in their eateries. “How can you explain to the average citizens on the importance of preserving...

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