Stories from 19 October 2007
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian nicknames.
Wu Wei is wondering how many times one can play a game entitled “Where is Moldova?”.
TOL's Romantic writes about Lojze Podobnik, a Slovenian author writing on the Romani culture and way of life.
Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.
Russian bloggers are, of course, eagerly discussing the upcoming elections and other newsworthy political developments, but there's still plenty of room in the country's blogosphere for apolitical reflection. St. Petersburg journalist Svetlana Gavrilina (LJ user aneta_spb), for example, shares her impressions of Moscow, filing her little sketch from "the-street-named-after-I've-again-forgotten-who" in Kuzminki district of the Russian capital.
Paris Marashi,Iranian-American blogger says today in Pop!Tech conference, Dan Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, spoke about risk, specifically our ability to deal with the risk of global warming given the nature of our brains.
On her return from an eight year self imposed exile, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was welcomed to Karachi with a procession of thousands of her supporters, and two successful suicide bombers. The attack resulted in 136 dead, hundreds more injured and a public that was left in utter shock. The public have their own opinions about who is ultimately responsible.
Small Candle reminds[Fa] that there are no signs of (Persian) Lions in Khuzestan province and (Persian) Tigers in Mazandaran in Iran.The blogger asks us to become more responsible people regarding animals and environment.
Sunny Days responds to a comment that appears to oppose inter-faith marriages.
The Mountaintop on spiritual literature and the indifference or denial of women's sexuality.
Bruno Romani shares the video clip where Brazilian football player Robinho presents his new dribble “You go that way, I’ll go this way”, during the Brazil 5 x 0 Ecuador World Cup Qualifiers game.
London, Lanka and Drums crawls through the Sri Lankan blogosphere to find us some wonderful posts.
Cynically Yours on virginity, comments on a previous post and the notion of technical virginity.
Wagle Street Journal on the anarchy that is the traffic in Kathmandu.
Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country's financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being treated for various...
Ben reflects on the troubles of Kazakhstan’s foreign capital dependent financial sector and the measures that have been proposed by the government to support it.
The Azamat Report reviews political party arena in Kyrgyzstan amidst President Bakiev's recent announcement about creation of his own party.
Gulnaz reports on the panic in Karaganda, which was caused by unprecedentedly sudden and harsh rise in prices for goods of first priority [RUS].
Peter opines on the possible rapprochement of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on the basis of political systems’ similarity and shared economic interests of the two Central Asian states.
Vadim raises the issue of deteriorating situation with children's low show-up in the schools of mountaneous and socially disadvantaged Gorno-Badakshan region of Tajikistan.
Asel briefly tells about the fashion show currently taking place in the Kyrgyz capital city.