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21 March 2009

Stories from 21 March 2009

Israel: New Book Celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th Anniversary

Tel Aviv Short Stories is a new book featuring the writings of Anglos-Israelis, Lisa Goldman reports. The publication celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary. You can see a promotional video of...

Israel: Youth Obsessed with American Culture

Read OneJerusalem's four-part series on Israeli youth's obsession with American culture to “find out what exactly it is about all of that junk from the States that makes young Israelis...

Israel: Learning to Drive

Brian of This Normal Life writes about the cultural differences between Israelis and Americans on the road and his son's new driving license. “But 17…that’s the year you transcend being...

Israel: Preparing for the Passover Holiday

In Israel and around the Jewish world, families are preparing for the holiday of Passover. Baroness Tapuzina offers some tasty recipe suggestions.

Israel: Venture Capitals Deal With Tough Questions

Daniel Cohen reflects on tough dilemmas facing Israeli venture capitals, including whether the CEO should be based in Israel or the United States. Check out his post to view a...

India: Gujarat Diamond Workers Suicide in the Face of Crisis

On the following videos we can see and hear about the situation the Gujarat diamond polishers in India are facing. As the world recession and economic crisis affects their industry,...

Armenia: Ruben Mangasaryan R.I.P.

Mark Grigorian [RU] announces the death of his long-time colleague and friend, veteran local photojournalist Ruben Mangasarian. The journalist-blogger says Mangasarian was more than just a friend and remembers some...

Japan: Italian news commentary in Japanese

Italian comedian and opinion-leader Beppe Grillo's blog [ja] is the only blog that is translated into Japanese (and English), presenting Italy from an unusual perspective. In his blog, he also...

Azerbaijan: Novruz

Prohibited but celebrated discreetly during its years as a Soviet republic, Novruz is now one of the most anticipated holidays to be openly marked in Azerbaijan. Local and expat bloggers...

Hong Kong: Political Future

Suzanne Pepper wrote a review on Hong Kong's political development since 1997 in China Elections and Governance.

Taiwan: Diplomatic Officer's Blogposts Ignite Ethnic Controversy

Bloggers and netizens in Taiwan found that Kuo Kuan-ying, an information officer in the Taiwan diplomatic service in Toronto, who blogs under his pen name Fan Lan-chin, publishes insulting posts...

India: On Electoral Process

Kartik Reddy at Read my thoughts ponders whether a change in the electoral process is required for India.

Russia: Attacks on Journalists

Sean's Russia Blog writes on two most recent attacks on journalists in Russia.

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