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19 October 2007

Stories from 19 October 2007

Estonia: Nicknames

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian nicknames.

Moldova: A Table Game

Wu Wei is wondering how many times one can play a game entitled “Where is Moldova?”.

Slovenia: Lojze Podobnik

TOL's Romantic writes about Lojze Podobnik, a Slovenian author writing on the Romani culture and way of life.

Central & Eastern Europe: “Human Capital”

Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.

Russia: A St. Petersburger in Moscow

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...

Iran:Global Warming and our brains

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...

Pakistan: In the wake of the attacks

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...

Iran:Protect Environment

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...

India: Inter-faith Marriages

Sunny Days responds to a comment that appears to oppose inter-faith marriages.

India: Women and Spirituality

The Mountaintop on spiritual literature and the indifference or denial of women's sexuality.

Brazil: Robinho's ‘you go that way, I’ll go this way’ dribble

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...

Sri Lanka: What the blogs are saying

London, Lanka and Drums crawls through the Sri Lankan blogosphere to find us some wonderful posts.

Sri Lanka: On Virginity

Cynically Yours on virginity, comments on a previous post and the notion of technical virginity.

Nepal: Traffic and Anarchy

Wagle Street Journal on the anarchy that is the traffic in Kathmandu.

Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

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...

Kazkahstan: Credit Crunch

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.

Kyrgyzstan: Kindergarten Politics

The Azamat Report reviews political party arena in Kyrgyzstan amidst President Bakiev's recent announcement about creation of his own party.

Kazakhstan: Panic over Prices

Gulnaz reports on the panic in Karaganda, which was caused by unprecedentedly sudden and harsh rise in prices for goods of first priority [RUS].

Turkmenistan: Good Neighbours, Good Friends

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.

Tajikistan: Endangered Pamiris

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.

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