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15 September 2008

Stories from 15 September 2008

Kuwait: Special Girgian Celebration

People in the Gulf region mark the middle of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a celebration, where children dress up and go door to door, wishing neighbours and collecting...

Lebanon: Ramadan ‘not that great’

Kuwaiti blogger Ray is in Lebanon where she says: “lebanon isn't that great in ramadan. [But]bas the weather is AMAZING.”

Pakistani soldiers stop US Insurgence : reality or drama?

The Teeth Maestro comments on the recent firing of Pakistani troops on US troops: “…on a critical evaluation in light of the BBC report I suspect its all an orchestrated...

Sri Lanka: How cool are you?

Cerno talks about the coolest people in Sri Lanka and their status.

Saudi Arabia: The need for laws not just education

Hala outlines her position on male guardianship over women: “I’m just a simple person who believes that although education about rights and wrong is important yet it’s not worthy without...

Saudi Arabia: Sarah Palin for Saudi?

American Bedu wonders whether Sarah Palin would make an ideal citizen of Saudi Arabia: “she favors creationist teaching instead of evolution…She does not believe in abortion… She ‘should’ know much...

India: Attacks on Christians

Kim writes in Desicritics on the recent communal violence in Mangalore and argues that the incident was not given proper coverage.

India: Delhi serial blasts and after thoughts

On September 13th the capital of India was rocked and terrorized by serial blasts. This is the fourth bombing incident targeting innocent people this year after Jaipur, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad....

Lithuania: State of the Blogosphere

Vilnius Blogs notes that even though “blogging is trendy [in Lithuania] just as everywhere else,” “there are not too many English-language blogs about Lithuania.”

Taiwan: More than 10,000 bloggers compete in this year's Blog Award

The fourth Global Chinese Blog Award-the biggest blog award in Chinese blogosphere-hosted by Taiwan's just finished sign-up stage this evening with a result of more than 10,000 blogs signing...

Bangladesh: The other face of Dhaka

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh comes with the usual facets of a megacity; it is congested, polluted and with a lot of traffic jams. Dhaka Dweller reminds that it also...

Africa: Citizen Journalism, Journalism for Citizens

Last week, 700 journalists, bloggers, researchers, students and policymakers from more than 40 African countries took part in three days of discussions, debates and training at the 12th edition of...

Russia, UK: Russians in London

IZO writes that the Russian government allegedly has a say in how Russian “oligarchs” are spending their money on cultural and other events in London.

World Bank Film Competition – Social Dimensions of Climate Change

The world bank has a call for submissions of short 2-5 minute documentaries that show the social effects or aspects of climate change. The deadline for the competition is October...

India: The complex middle class

Supriyo Chaudhuri writes in his blog Sunday Posts about the Indian middle class and the complexity of its composition.

Russia: “Extreme and Absurd, Violence and Art”

Moscow Through Brown Eyes lists recent “extremist actions” in Russia, writes about one of the possible reasons for the ongoing South Park scandal, and posts a video of a “provocative...

Turkey: “Armenian Istanbul”

Sundry Translations and Other Tangentialia translates Mark Grigorian's LJ entries (RUS – here, here, here) on Istanbul's Armenian dimension.

Russia: Lavrov Needs a Vacation

Eternal Remont thinks that Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, deserves certain pity and needs a vacation.

Russia: Putin's Sex Appeal and the “New Cold War”

Vilhelm Konnander writes about Vladimir Putin's sex appeal and the West's alleged “psychological need for negative power projection – a primitive urge to make Putin look impotent at a time...

Trinidad & Tobago: Financial Armageddon?

Trinidadian blogger The Liming House is concerned about “events that have shaken Wall Street, the City of London and the global financial system to its very core”, adding: “You might...

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