Stories from 9 January 2008
Serkantoto at Asiajin introduces readers to the Japanese blog search engine and analyzer Kizasi.
Sleeping With Pengovksy writes about the Slovenian First Lady's admiration for her U.S. counterpart (whom she misnames, however): “Barbs, the Slovene first lady, further went to say that she likes Barbarba (well, Laura) Bush for the strength of her character and the fact that she cured Dubya of alcocholism. Double...
A new picture of yet another Slovenian “Self-Absorbed Bike Lane-Parking Moron” – at Piran Cafe.
Vilhelm Konnander writes about a crackdown on a rally by the pro-Putin youth movement Nashi: “That police actually intervened against Nashi demonstrators seems an exception to the rule of giving the movement great leeway in their public appearances and propaganda.”
“Amusing quotes” from Latvian politicians (as well as one from Putin, on Latvia), over at Latvian Abroad.
Kamangir writes,according to an Iran based news site,Aftab, “a few days ago,a large group of MPs were lined up in order to greet Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in parliament. Some of the MPs who had not seen him since his return[Hajii pilgrimage] would touch his cloths [because they considered them blessed].One...
Bloggers in Syria are running an online campaign to raise awareness about the case of the 23 years old Syrian blogger, Tarek Baiasi, who has been arrested since July 7th, 2007 for critical comments he posted on a deemed “sensitive” website.
The Missing Sandwich on workplace humour crossing the line and how “funny” taunts smack of racism.
Photographs from the Mylapore Festival 2008 at Chennai Metroblogging.
SidhuSaaheb meets Raza Rumi, a blogger from across the border and shares his experience.
Wayward Mind on the number of deaths in the Bhutto family – political players who died violent deaths.
Benazir Bhutto's son – Bilawal, 19 years old and studying at Oxford has found himself in the media's glare. The Pakistani Spectator on Bilawal being hounded by the media.
Lebanese blogger Ali Hammoud salutes Norman Finkelstein, who visited Lebanon recently.
Ms Leventine, from Lebanon, adapts The Three Little Pigs to update us on the situation in Lebanon.
What will calm, peaceful, sweet mothers do if US President George W Bush visits Lebanon? Lebanese blogger Jamal Ghosn has the answer here.
“Every time I visit Casablanca, which is once a year or two , I realize that the city is going down on many levels. While cities in many parts of the world become greener, more organized, and safer despite their growth, Casablanca seems to be going the other direction,” writes...
Martin Manurang compares the Economic performance of Indoneisa under the current and the previous two presidents of Indonesia.
Comparing the state of Myanmar at the time of its independance and now.
Dathana talks about the difficulty faced by Myanmar's netizens after the uprising last September.
Education Malaysia hails the decision of a Malaysian University to go green with its food containers.
Eating Asia has a pictorial post covering a conscecration ceremony of a Hindu shrine in Malaysia.