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29 April 2008

Stories from 29 April 2008

Jordan: Mixed Signals

“Can the same facebook contact add an application called (The Latest Hunk) and within the same day join a group called (Proud to be a Muslim) ?” asks Hani Obaid from Jordan.

Kuwait: Speeding Foreigners Unwelcome

A new traffic law which ejects foreign traffic violators from the country, is creating waves in Kuwait. While one blogger asks what the fuss is about when other countries have already implemented similar rules, another argues that the new clampdown is too strict.

Russia: May 9 Parade Rehearsal

  29 April 2008

LJ user m_i_s_t_e_r_x_1 posts pictures of some of the fighting vehicles that will be displayed during the May 9 parade in Moscow. LJ user zaxarman posts a picture from the parade rehearsal in downtown Moscow tonight; some people in the crowd seem to have mistaken Russian-made cars for Hummers. (Text...

Bhutan: Photographer’s Paradise

  29 April 2008

Richard Ishida, a world renowned web designer based in UK writes after visiting Bhutan: “The whole country is a photographer’s paradise. The dzongs and monasteries are all beautiful. But so are the people. So calm and friendly.”

Sri Lanka: Solution to the Ethnic Conflict

  29 April 2008

The Titular Republic writes in Groundviews giving an insight into the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka: “The fundamental cause for this conflict is the perception by one race that the other race was privileged; there was a general perception racial inequality was prevalent…and for the ethnic conflict to be...

Bangladesh: Motivation for Corruption

  29 April 2008

Asif Anwar at Ideas for Brighter Bangladesh opines that corruption cannot be prevented by law, rather it should be discouraged: “Corruption is motivated from the aspirations for ‘better life’. Remove the ‘better’ from ‘life’ or both, you would never be motivated.“

India: Rongali Bihu Festival

  29 April 2008

Anita Bora of Just a little something blog was in Assam during this year's Rongali Bihu and posts some photos. Rongali Bihu Festival takes place on the onset of the Assamese New Year and is celebrated with food and dance for several days.

Iran: Remember Iranian Cheetahs

Iranian Cheetah Association informs [Fa] us that in two days there will be a festival to let people know more about Iranian (Asiatic) Cheetahs.Festival is called “the children of cheetahs’ land.” Students, clerics,delegates of United Nations and many others are invited to this festival.

Armenia: Torchlight Procession

  29 April 2008

Life in Armenia posts an account and photographs from last week's torchlight procession held on the eve of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The blog says that the march brought a much needed sense of unity to Armenia after the recent post-election unrest that left...

Armenia: Art School Online

  29 April 2008

Kyle’s Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, proudly announces the launch of an Internet site for the Koghb Art School. The move is not only part of work to help gain the school exposure, but also part of a project to make rural communities self-sustainable.

Armenia: Fashion Zombies

  29 April 2008

Life Around Me is puzzled by the apparent obsession displayed by many Armenian girls and women in changing their appearance to match foreign ideas of fashion and beauty. In particular, the blog says that the current trend of wearing artificial-looking and colored contact lenses has turned many of them into...

Guyana: Tribute to McAndrew

  29 April 2008

Signifyin’ Guyana is pleased that the government will “pay a special homage” to the late Wordsworth McAndrew at Guyana's upcoming Carifesta celebrations.

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