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26 November 2009

Stories from 26 November 2009

Pakistan: Spare The Animals

  26 November 2009

Pakistani blog Baithak suggests that people should understand the spirit of religion rather than just following the rituals of sacrificing animals during Eid-ul-Azha: “The purpose of sacrifice is to understand the spirit of parting with what you hold dear (your wealth), it is not some muqabla against four-legged animals.”

Pakistan: Activism Against Gender Violence

  26 November 2009

Teeth Maestro highlights the efforts of Sunshine Welfare Organization (SWO), a group of committed young activists from Karachi and Islamabad. They are trying to mobilize Pakistani youth against gender violence using ICT tools.

India: More Noise

  26 November 2009

Conversations with Dina criticizes the sensationalism of Indian media in the coverage of the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks: “Just because you have so much footage during the terror attacks, does it mean it is revamped and repackaged into more and more noise (don’t forget the background dhadam dhadam music!)?”

India: Home-Bred Terror

  26 November 2009

Indian blogger Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai comments: “On this first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, more than Kasab & Co. it is the home-bred terror, that people just refer to by other names, that pesters me.”

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Central America: Saying No to Violence Against Women

  26 November 2009

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of Violence Against Women are taking place across the region. Many of these efforts are attracting the interest and participation of bloggers who share their thoughts on this issue.

Cuba: Here Comes The Rain Again

  26 November 2009

Cuba's Generation Y longs for “what seems to be a pipe dream for so many, when the city will not collapse because of a simple shower that falls in the tropics.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Shutdown?

  26 November 2009

KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down for an entire day. Of course, it could simply be that the powers-that-be are dismissing the citizens of the nation...

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India Remembers Horrifying Mumbai Terror Attacks

  26 November 2009

One year ago, Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital came under a well- coordinated terrorist attack that lasted for 3 days. Indian netizens remember those horrifying moments and complain that nothing has changed.

Uzbekistan: Tashkent, a green city. Or not?

  26 November 2009

Old trees are cut down in the center of Tashkent – the shocking news was spread in the city within a day. Photo by goricvet Planetrees, or platanus, planted at the end of the 19th century, were cut down in the public garden named after Amir Temur (Tamerlane) in Tashkent...

China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners

  26 November 2009

Angry Chinese blogger blogs about the ongoing destruction of Great Wall as a result of local corporates’ private interest. In a recent case, a 100 meter long Great Wall has been damaged by gold miners in Inner Mongolia.

Could the U.S. learn something from China?

  26 November 2009

Could the world's lone but weary superpower actually learn something from China? This is a question the Time magazine posted when President Barack Obama began his first visit to China. The article said this is a time when China has ‘emerged as a dynamo of optimism, experimentation and growth’, while...

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