17 October 2008

Stories from 17 October 2008

Pakistan: Devaluation woes

  17 October 2008

Pro Pakistan discusses the devaluation of Pakistan currency (Rupee) and the impact felt by the common people. “Our leaders are doing nothing for us except looting us,” the blogger complains.

Nepal: Economy vs. Communism

  17 October 2008

ABC – Voices Sans Borders suggests that the Maoist government in Nepal should focus on economic agenda and forget their ‘revolutionary’ political rhetoric.

India: Transport strike

  17 October 2008

Channel 19 blog provides some insight into the recent partial transport strike in Mumbai: “This event not only highlights the issues of autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in India’s most populated city, but it also sheds some light upon the disparities of socio-economic class, gender and infrastructure.”

Iran: No World record sandwich for Iran

  17 October 2008

Biseda, an Iranian blogger, has published a couple of photos of a 1,500m (4,920ft) long sandwich made of ostrich meat.The crowd started attacking the sandwich before any of the three Guinness representatives present had the chance to confirm its length. The blogger says these people are hungry and do not...

Iran: Amazing Futsal team

  17 October 2008

Iranian Futsal team failed to book a place in semi-final in Fustal World Cup but many Iranians praise its performance.Ehsan says [fa] Iranian authorities should reward this team generously.

Brazil: Dowload your bookmark spam for free

  17 October 2008

Self proclaimed a storyteller (from an imageseller world), the Paris based Brazilian artist and blogger at Spam for Free makes his bookmark spam available for download. Instructions: “download and print this pdf file in two A4 paper size; stick with glue in recto-verso the both pages; cut each one and...

Bahrain: Naked truth?

  17 October 2008

Maldita, a Filipina in Bahrain, wonders why anyone uses automatic translators; instead of “You are not worth anything” she got the translation “You do not have clothes“…

Japan: Children in tears over potato fields, net users suspicious

  17 October 2008

Net users are responding to images appearing on TV [ja] showing children crying in potato fields in Osaka (Japan) on the morning of the 16th after the city sent in forces to clear the way for a national highway between Fushimi Ward and Kadoma Ward. On bulletin boards threads [ja],...

Ukraine: Update on the Crisis and IMF

  17 October 2008

Edward Hugh of Ukraine Economy Watch posts an update on the financial crisis in Ukraine: “And today we learn that Ukraine may borrow between $10 billion and $15 billion from the International Monetary Fund to “strengthen its position” during the global financial crisis […].”

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Joe the Metaphor?

  17 October 2008

“‘Joe The Plumber’ stopped being real and became a metaphor, and as a storyteller who delights in metaphors, the discussion suddenly became more interesting,” says Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp of the final US Presidential debate.

Trinidad & Tobago: Warriors Win

  17 October 2008

ttgapers.com and Discover TnT Blog report that the national football team's 2-1 win over the US “firmly puts us in second place in the Group A table…and takes us one step closer to the next round of World Cup 2010 qualifying matches.”

India: Intolerance against media

  17 October 2008

Sans Serif reports that a 138-year-old South Indian newspaper has become the target of pro-LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) groups. The paper’s offices have been attacked in Coimbatore and Erode.

Bangladesh: Eco-friendly house

  17 October 2008

Faizul Khan Tanim at My Bangladesh discusses whether eco-friendly houses would be an answer to the utility and housing crisis in Bangladesh coupled with environmental hazards.

China: Co-operation 2.0 on Beijing’s Black Jails

  17 October 2008

In cooperation with citizen reporter Zhou Shuguang (Zola) and other two journalists Chen Er (Doubleaf) and Guo Jiannong, Xu Zhiyong, who firstly blogged Beijing’s black jails in the end of September, went to visit one of the unlawful prisons again on Monday, attacked by a group of thugs who were allegedly hired by the authorities.

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