3 September 2009

Stories from 3 September 2009

Sri Lanka: Kumbi Kathawa

  3 September 2009

Electra posts a review of the Kumbi Kathawa, a dance production depicting a story of a family, which was recently staged by the Chitrasena-Vajira Dance Foundation at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in Colombo.

Bangladesh: Ditch Suits To Save Power

  3 September 2009

Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts comments on the recent directive of Bangladesh government to the officials to ditch suits and wear half-sleeve dresses to save power: “I think many of them will freeze to death if they are using A/Cs the way they do and not wearing suits. So, I...

Suriname: On “Someni Tongo”

  3 September 2009

“I think art is exactly and only about this: the need to create and express what is uniquely inside you, and to do so because you have no choice”: Chandra van Binnendijk, guest blogging at Paramaribo SPAN, shares her impressions of Dutch artist Arnold Schalks's Someni Tongo project, “which examined...

Bahamas: The Play's The Thing

  3 September 2009

Ward Minnis continues his series of posts on Bahamian art, saying: “If you want to be a professional creative writer in the Bahamas you are going to have to be some kind of playwright. It really is that simple.”

Cuba: Filtering Connections

  3 September 2009

Yoani Sanchez ruminates on the many changes September brings, including this surprise: “Since last Friday it is impossible to [connect] to Voces Cubanas from the Island. They have applied to it the same slow filter they use to block the connection to desdecuba.com for users in Cuba with very slow...

Guyana: Wisdom

  3 September 2009

Signifyin’ Guyana has a different perspective on Guyana-Gyal‘s “words of wisdom”.

Bangladesh: Exporting Internet Bandwidth

  3 September 2009

Duncan Chowdhury is irked by a report published in a local Bangladeshi newspaper that the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company is planning to export internet bandwidth to Nepal and Bhutan. “This could be done only after our optimum utilization of our required bandwidth,” the blogger opines.

Japan: Happy birthday, Doraemon!

  3 September 2009

Only for today (September 3rd) google.co.jp's logo is dedicated to Doraemon (ドラえもん), one the most popular Japanese characters. According to Slashdot [ja], the blue and white cat will be born on this day in 2112.

Japan: How to make a business book

  3 September 2009

Mrs. Yumiko Oshiba (干場弓子), President Director of Discover [ja], describes [ja] how is the workflow like in a publish company specialized in business books. Five seem to be the most decisive phases: 1) finding an author and/or a project, 2) deciding how to structure the book and writing coaching, 3)...

Philippines: Living with HIV

  3 September 2009

Blogs are increasingly being used in the Philippines to narrate the personal struggles of young Filipinos who tested positive with HIV. This promotes conversation among young people and it helps spread awareness about the reality of HIV/AIDS in the country.

Commonwealth suspends Fiji

  3 September 2009

The Commonwealth of Nations has suspended Fiji from the 53-nation body for failing to hold elections by October 2010

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