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18 March 2009

Stories from 18 March 2009

Pakistan: Sari Makes A Comeback To Fashion

The trademark dress of the women in the Indian Subcontinent is called Sari. During the 80s it started disappearing in Pakistan after it was declared un-Islamic by then president Zia-ul-Haq...

Bangladesh: Non-profit Wonder

“Have you ever heard of an international organization that self finances 80% of its work? Want to know how they do it?” Read BRAC Blog for details. Based in Bangladesh,...

Sri Lanka: Thoughts on Lasantha Murder Case

ViceUnVersa discusses the possible reasons why Sri Lankan journalist and former editor-in-chief of the The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge was murdered.

Iran:”anti religion network destroyed”

According to [fa] several Iran based sites and blogs, Iranian Revolutionary Guards claims that it has destroyed anti religion active networks on the internet. Revolutionary Guards says these networks got...

Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are...

Mexico: Reviews of Radiohead Concerts in Mexico City

British band Radiohead recently played two concerts in Mexico City to a crowd of 55,000 on each night. Miguel of We Shall be Free [es] reviews both shows.

Dominican Republic: The State of the Blogosphere

Testigo Uno [es] writes that the Dominican blogosphere now stinks and its quality has gone down due to “manipulative experts and reputation assassins..”

Argentina: Xenophobia in the Football Stands

Rivalries in Argentine football can become quite heated. The battles on the field often spill over into the stands, as club supporters clash with one another. It is not always...

Iran: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, jailed blogger died

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, who had been sentenced to 30 months prison for insulting Islamic Republic Leaders last month, died in prsion today.Human Rights Activists in Iran site says[fa] the...

El Salvador: More Blogger Reflections on the Election of Funes

More bloggers react to the election of the first leftist president in elections on Sunday, March 15. Mauricio Funes. His victory came 17 years after the signing of the peace...

India: Pata Chitra

Tanay Behera at Desicritics writes about ‘Pata Chitra’, a popular Indian art form using rich vegetable colors. ‘Pata’ in Sanskrit means piece of cloth and ‘Chitra’ means painting or picture.

Maldives: Dissident And Anti-Islamic Sites Blocked

Several dissident and alleged anti-Islamic websites were filtered recently in Maldives. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs ordered the Telecommunication Authority of Maldives (TAM) to block access to those websites. Maldives...

China: Goodbye Grass Mud Horse

Last week the story of Grass Mud Horse has traveled to the U.S.A via the New York Times and re-imported back to China with new ideas for reproduction, such as...

Bahamas: To the Mothers…

Bahamian blogger Womanish Words missed International Women's Day and pays a late but meaningful tribute to the mothers of the world “who are most at risk globally, because of poverty,...

Martinique: Moving Memorial

Repeating Islands’ Blog introduces us to the Anse Cafard Memorial in Southern Martinique – “a deeply moving monument to the losses imposed on African peoples through the slave trade.”

Barbados, Montserrat: Mountain Chickens

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry is concerned about the fate of the Montserrat mountain chicken.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Eye of God

“The folks at AIG are proceeding as if it’s business as usual, paying out, and accepting, large bonuses, and that from public monies…how is it that some people…can’t grasp that...

Guyana: On the Road

“Man can’t stop roaming. So you can imagine what happen when Guyanese discover open borders between here and the rest o’ South America”: Guyana-Gyal ruminates on the probabilities.

Japan: I wanna know America!

Koichi (耕一), a webdesigner living in Oregon (U.S.A.), tells about American culture, people, food, language and much more at his personal website Koichiben: Amerika ga shiritai (コウイチ弁、アメリカが知りたい lit. Koichi dialect: I...

Japan: Sri Lanka, Somalia, us? The government?

Ryutaro Yanagawa (柳川龍太郎) in his podcast program Nekura Nomikon Onvoice (ネクラのみ来ん on voice) [ja] reflects upon issues related to Japanese foreign politics. In the last episode, the podcaster invites us...

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