11 January 2010

Stories from 11 January 2010

Guatemala: The Jocote de Corona Fruit in Comapa

  11 January 2010

Professor Luis Ernesto Grijalva created a blog [es] to showcase the municipality of Comapa in the Guatemalan Orient. In this entry, he shares information about the “Jocote de Corona,” which is small fruit collected as winter arrives.

Bangladesh: Exchange Rate Problem And Price Hike

  11 January 2010

J Rahman at Mukti thinks that Bangladesh taka has an exchange rate problem with Indian rupee: “There seems to be a pretty good relationship – taka depreciates against the rupee today, and rice prices in Dhaka rise a year or so later.”

Bhutan: Media Growth

  11 January 2010

Tshering Tobgay informs that the growth in mass media and other media forms of Bhutan has been exceptional: “Books, magazines, websites, blogs, cinema, music, cable TV, and overall connectivity have all expanded tremendously offering consumers of information a wide array of choices.”

Japan: Analyzing the Bathroom

  11 January 2010

Alastair takes an in-depth look at Japanese bathrooms from an architect's point of view – “Technology is at the heart of the Japanese bathroom. Speaking digital control panels in the bathroom and kitchen (or hallway) allow the user to set the hot water temperature and fill the bath remotely.”

Africa: Notes on Queer Africa

  11 January 2010

Gukira discusses an intellectual project on Queer Africa: “The kind of queer history I am envisioning might trace the history of the “unattached” in African ethno-histories.”

Angola: Death in the Africa Cup's group of death

  11 January 2010

Four West African neighbours were drawn to play in group “B” of the African Cup of Nations, which pundits called the “group of death”: ‘The group of death referred to football rivalry. Now, it means real death,” writes George Fominyen following the attack on the Togolese national team.

Angola: Live feed of African Cup of Nations

  11 January 2010

Get live feed of the African Cup of Nations taking place in Angola: “For those who wish to watch African Cup of Nations 2010 online, there will be some sports online streaming sites which will provide live feed of the soccer games for free.”

Bermuda: The Family Unit

  11 January 2010

Vexed Bermoothes suggests that the soaring crime rate might just have something to do with “Bermuda’s low marriage rate and the large number of children that are raised in lone parent households.”

Featured Author: Hisham

  11 January 2010

As a practicing medical doctor based in France, “Hisham” (Hisham Khribchi) is a Global Voices author for Morocco. He is also one of the founding members of the site Talk Morocco.

China: Bloggers’ Reviews of Avatar

  11 January 2010

James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, was released in China on 2 January 2010, two weeks later than the rest of the world. It is proving popular among the Chinese people. Apart from praising the 3D and special effects, Chinese people also link the story to a controversial social issue in China:...

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