23 November 2009

Stories from 23 November 2009

Brazil: Capoeira on the big screen

  23 November 2009

“It was high time capoeira were represented in the big screen in all its glory”, says Regina Scharf. She talks about a just released movie about the Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance. Watch Besouro's trailler on the Deep Beazil blog.

Sri Lanka: The ‘Dear 16 Year Old’ Meme

  23 November 2009

London, Lanka & Drums started a blog meme which went like this: “write a post, a letter to your sixteen year old self and tag two people”. The blog has done an audit trail to see how this meme has taken over the Sri Lankan blogopshere.

Pakistan: Join The Force

  23 November 2009

Pakistan is fighting a war against the Talibans and the security situation has deteriorated in the cities. Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts comments on the role of the general citizens: “we are all part of this war now with our families whether we like it or not so the best...

India: Wither The Thoughts Of Mumbai Attack?

  23 November 2009

Indian author and veteran journalist M. J. Akbar thinks that India has lost the plot on taking action against the Mumbai terror attacks and warns that: “Amnesia is an invitation to the next terrorist assault.”

Afghanistan: US opens new prison

  23 November 2009

Nick Fielding reports that the US military unveiled a new $60 million prison at Bagram airbase, north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul, saying it would provide detainees with better conditions and also promote transparency.

Broadband In India: Ideas

  23 November 2009

Rajesh Jain at Emergic publishes a multi-part series on the state and potential of broadband in India – emphasizing on ideas and solutions regarding devices, pipes, services and Business models

Bangladesh: A Remarkable Export Performance

  23 November 2009

J. Rahman at Mukti narrates about a remarkable export performance of Bangladesh this year: “A year after Lehman, while most Asian exports were still 15-20% lower, our exports were 5% higher.”

Kyrgyzstan: A power play beginning?

  23 November 2009

Steven_Schwerbel reviews the developments on the opposition side of the Kyrgyzstan's political field, where the major opposition party blamed the president for violation of constitution and unlawful seizure of power through the change of constitution.

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