1 May 2008

Stories from 1 May 2008

Israel: Soaring Grain Prices Pain

From Israel, Stephanie complains about increasing food prices in this post. “We here in the Promised Land are also feeling the pain of soaring grain prices. According to Hebrew press reports, flour & cooking oil prices went up by 25%, pasta increased by 12.5%, chocolate by 10% and rice went...

Angola: We are the world

  1 May 2008

To mark the beginning of the Africa's month, Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] publishes a video of 1985's Michael Jackson's song and explains: “This is because once more the world faces food shortage, this time not because of a drought or natural disasters but because Men (should it really be in...

Pakistan: Missing Libraries

  1 May 2008

Adil Najam raises concerns in All Things Pakistan Blog that Pakistanis read less. He finds out a cause that there is a shortage of functional libraries in Pakistan: “We have no public libraries, beyond what the British left us”.

Bhutan: Beauty pageant for a change

  1 May 2008

Kashyapji writes in Kuzu-Bhutan weblog about “Miss Bhutan” contest, an upcoming beauty pageant which is expected to set a new trend breaking the ice of the protectionist Bhutanese culture.

Bangladesh: Exit Strategy

  1 May 2008

Unheard Voices Blog analyzes the recent politics in Bangladesh: “After a lot of fumbling, failures and reform buzzwords, the government has come up with its own exit strategy. No, it has nothing to do with continuing reform or fixing our institutes. Its simply about their collective backside getting protected by...

India: Pedestrian rights in Mumbai

  1 May 2008

The City Fix publishes a two part interview (Part 1, Part 2) with Mr. Krishnaraj Rao, who is leading a grassroots campaign on behalf of pedestrian rights in Mumbai. Pedestrians often have the lowest priority on the roads in this mega city.

Internet in Myanmar

  1 May 2008

Fear from Freedom is happy to observe that internet services are now available in Myanmar. But the blogger is disappointed that online censorship and slow connections also exist.

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