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29 March 2010

Stories from 29 March 2010

India: Battle Of Two Newspapers

  29 March 2010

Sans Serif brings to you a three part story of the battle between two major newspapers of India – The Indian Express and The Hindu (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Bhutan: Facing Power Shortage?

  29 March 2010

Bhutan, a major producer of electricity in the sub-continent, exports surplus electricity to its neighbors. However, the country can face power shortage in recent years, opines Adhikari School of Thought.

Bangladesh: Trial Of War Criminals Begin

  29 March 2010

After 40 years of independence of Bangladesh, the government has formed a tribunal to prosecute the war criminals of the country. An Ordinary Citizen writes about this long awaited trial.

Suriname: Art as a Beacon

  29 March 2010

At Paramaribo SPAN, Nicholas Laughlin blogs about artist Sri Irodikromo’s “monumentally scaled batik panel”, which, on the night of SPAN's recent exhibition opening, “served as a beacon, drawing visitors to the far end of the DSB Bank garden”. He suggests that the piece “might also be seen as another kind...

Jamaica: Responding to HIV

  29 March 2010

Repeating Islands reports that with funding support from the World Bank, the Jamaican government “aims to curb the spread of HIV, improve treatment, care and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to respond to the epidemic.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Food Prices

  29 March 2010

“The basket of items you bought in the grocery in Jan 2010 is just over three times the price of the same basket bought in Jan 2003…Is your salary today three times what you earned in Jan 2003? If not, then, at least for food, you're not winning”: KnowTnT.com looks...

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Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

  29 March 2010

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ghana: Random things I like about Ghana

  29 March 2010

Diversity is one of the reasons Fiona likes Ghana: “We realised during the afternoon that there were ten nationalities represented – African, Middle Eastern, European, North American, Asian and Australasian.”

Tajikistan: Bargaining over dams and shipments

  29 March 2010

Tajik and Uzbek officials traded barbs during the security conference in Dushanbe. The argument concerned freight train shipments for Tajikistan that have been stalled on Uzbek territory, but as neweurasia’s Dushanbe explains, the real reason is the Roghun dam project.

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