Stories from 14 September 2007
Ukraine List will be observing the Sept. 30 parliamentary election on Serpent Island, population “maybe around 50-100 people depending upon how you count them and how long they stay.”
A Step At A Time links to Ingushetia.ru‘s translation of a document “said to be a declaration by an officer of the FSB directorate for Stavropol province, confessing to his involvement in the organized abduction and killing of ethnic Chechens and Ingushes by the security forces.” A Russian-language discussion of...
Private Opinion blogs the first day of Ramadan.
varnam comments on the specific issue of how “real” Rama of Ramayana was according to historical evidence, in the context of the Sethusamudram controversy.
Those who condescendingly refer to the Bangladesh Cricket team as ‘minnows’ may already be eating their hats. As Bangladesh storms into the second round of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup tournament with an impressive six-wicket win against the West Indies, the Bangla blogosphere is exhilarated and furiously blogging their jubilation....
The Pakistani Spectator has an interview with Dr Awab Alvi, an active Pakistani blogger also involved in the information campaign surrounding the block on accessing Blogspot blogs in Pakistan.
All Things Pakistan remembers the days when Karachi had trams.
Unheard Voices on the need for stricter laws to deal with technology abuse and the invasion of privacy.
Mike Abundo wonders why Yahoo is looking to base it's online Community Manager for Philippines in Singapore.
Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang blogs his speech where he addresses the problems faced by the Orang Asli – the indigenous groups in Malaysia.
Sursock and UrShalim posted excerpts and links to reports of cases of abuse as well as dire working conditions that some maids from Africa experience while working in Lebanon.
Taran Rampersad receives a letter from Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Planning and Development – and writes one back.
According to Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle, corporate culture is difficult to change – unless you want to make it worse!
“In many respects, Guyana is like an island,” writes Guyana Providence Stadium, as he blogs about the country's transportation infrastructure.
Stefan Falke is thrilled that one of his photos of Trinidad's Moko Jumbies (Carnival characters on stilts) has been published in the New York Times.
“I hope that this post makes you more appreciative of your environment…it really was sad (and gross) how much plastic debris we cleared. I wish that here in Trinidad and Tobago we took our roles as collective custodians more seriously”: TriniGourmet.com takes part in a beach cleanup effort and posts...
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com links to a study that supports his views on school privatization.
“Colonial history, seen from the side of the colonists, can be summarised as follows: I came, I saw, I conquered. Then I lied about it,” writes R. E. Ekosso.
The beatroot explains the Polish election to the masses: “Being an idiot is not a disadvantage when trying to understand the Polish political scene. In fact, it may be an advantage.”
The beatroot writes about the “non-issue” of Islamisation of Europe.
Window on Eurasia writes about Sakhalin Muslim “traditionalists” and “radicals.”