Stories from 5 October 2007
“Elite Squad”, a much-hyped film about Rio's special forces police is having its official launch today in Rio and São Paulo, and the nationwide premiere is scheduled for Oct. 12. The peculiar thing about this release is that an estimated crowd of 3.5 million people have already seen it before...
The author of I, Me, Myself finds himself in Calcutta and offers glimpses of the city, even as he compares it to other cities in India.
An update from Burma on the current situation. “raided many monasteries, they visited house to house around mid-night and picked up whom they suspected as the protest leaders in Rangoon” at Sacred Media Cow.
When My Soup Came Alive on the rather unappetizing way that pregnancy is announced in Indian Movies.
Voice of South on the example of a program in Sri Lanka in the context of using ICT to empower women against violence.
A wonderful roundup of posts at the Sri Lankan blogosphere at London, Lanka and Drums.
Wu Wei writes about the most recent gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine: “Now it is threatening LOUDLY in public to cut off gas to Ukraine (and thus inevitably to Europe eventually) just as a slightly pro-western government might be formed? […] Russia just doesn't get it, does it? That...
Wu Wei writes a letter to the managers of Belgrade Airport, pointing out ways for them to improve their service.
Guyana Providence Stadium compares the websites of the three daily Guyanese newspapers and finds the government-owned paper lacking in savvy.
Notes from the Margin reports on a visit to the decommissioned Concorde supersonic jet preserved at the Barbados airport (there were once weekly Concorde flights between London and Barbados).
And Still I Rise is astounded by news that ancient Carib rock carvings may be destroyed in the construction of the new international airport in St. Vincent.
“…The number of Central Asians coming to work in Russia is likely to continue to grow over the next several decades,” writes Window on Eurasia.
Is the Barbados government reading citizens’ emails looking for evidence of opposition? Barbados Free Press thinks so.
Window on Eurasia writes this about violence in the North Caucasus: “… The emergence of corrupt local ethnocracies as ‘the third force’ in this battle has generally passed unnoticed.” Also, according to the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Nationality Affairs, “the people of Ingushetia no longer feel themselves...
According to Window on Eurasia, “Russia could become a Protestant country, at least in terms of the number of practicing faithful, for a few decades until ongoing demographic developments transform it, at least in its current borders, into a Muslim majority one sometime later in the 21st century.”
Window on Eurasia writes about Internet journalism in Russia.
Window on Eurasia reports that Ramzan Kadyrov “wants to ‘impose order’ on Islam in Russia.”
Window on Eurasia reports that some indigenous peoples of Russia have been “reduced to the status of poachers” on their own land.
David Markle from Japan Probe picks up the Nova (English school) financial crisis issue and discusses the need for teachers to join union.
Here is a brief summary of Hegel chong's story in his blog (zh): his father had gone through an operation in a private hospital in Hong Kong and have to stay in the ward for a week. However, because of the construction on top of the building, the patients’ wards...