Stories from 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.
ABC – Voices Sans Borders suggests that the Maoist government in Nepal should focus on economic agenda and forget their ‘revolutionary’ political rhetoric.
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.”
Developing countries like Madagascar fear that a reduction in aid due to the economic crisis will severely hinder the progress made in social development and the reduction of extreme poverty.
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...
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.
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...
SCE Campaign in Iranian.com wrties that a memorandum has been sent to all bodies of the Judiciary in Iran to stop child executions and instructed Judges to issue a maximum sentence of life imprisonment with possibility of parole after 15 years in lieu of execution.
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“…
Yagoob asks if bloggers in Bahrain are a dying species.
The Caribbean is officially in the midst of its wet season, but many regional territories are battling more than their fair share of sogginess, thanks to the torrential rains that accompanied Tropical Storm Omar - a storm that was soon upgraded to a Category 3 Hurricane as it forged a path through the northern Caribbean.
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],...
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 […].”
Ukrainiana reports on PM Tymoshenko's religious views – and on her views on snap elections, now and in 2007.
“‘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.
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.”
Trinidadian blogger Taran Rampersad‘s email address finally kicks the bucket.
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.
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.
Barbadian bloggers Doan Mind Me and Living in Barbados share a few observations about the final US Presidential debate.
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.