11 February 2009

Stories from 11 February 2009

Albania: Mountains and Bunkers

  11 February 2009

Via Stepping Stones and A Nevada Yankee in King Zogs Court, a link to a travel blog – Vagabond Journey.com Travelogue: 9 years of travel through more than 40 countries on 5 continents – whose focus has been on Albania lately (here and here).

Oman: New Job

  11 February 2009

Paradise in Me, from Oman, writes about her first few days in her new job in this post. “A lot of fainting, morning sickness, food, weird craving absent minded pregnant women is what I surround myself with for average 8 hours a day,” she explains.

Syria: Obama ends Embargo

  11 February 2009

News from Syria announces that US President Barack Obama has lifted an embargo on Syrianair, enabling the airline to purchase parts for two of its jumbo jets, which have been grounded for years. “And it seems this is just the start of the new era between Syria and America, with...

Pakistan: Using Radio To Spread Fundamentalism

  11 February 2009

Ambreen Kazmi at Chowrangi reports that a cleric in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan is using FM radio to influence the minds of an illiterate society especially the women, who are largely his listeners.

Bangladesh: Happiest People On Earth?

  11 February 2009

Geoffrey Hiller asks some Bangladeshis to understand why Bangladeshis, one of the poorest nations in the world are also deemed as one of the happiest people on earth. Read their amazing explanations.

Bangladesh: Panam Nagar in Sonargaon

  11 February 2009

Bangladeshi Photographers (BP) group of Flickr organized a photowalk at the ruins of Panamnagar in Sonargaon, the administrative center of eastern Bengal under the Muslim rulers of Bengal which is situated near the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Desherchobi posts photographs and details of the photowalk.

India: Kesaria Buddhist Stupa

  11 February 2009

Sirensongs at Feringhee: The India Diaries writes about the Kesaria buddhist stupa, which is being excavated in the countryside of Bihar, India.

Cuba, U.S.A.: True Colours

  11 February 2009

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks that the powers that be in Cuba have shown their true colours this week by rejecting international calls for the release of political prisoners.

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