25 September 2010

Stories from 25 September 2010

India: Banning Non P2P SMS

  25 September 2010

Rajesh Jain at Emergic criticizes the ban on all bulk SMS and MMS in India to prevent mass mobilization of people before and after the Ayodhya verdict.

Bhutan: ‘Happiness’ As A Millennium Development Goal

  25 September 2010

It was nice to have a little laughter - even whimsical as it may have been - when the PM of Bhutan proposed “Happiness” be included as the 9th Millennium Development Goal at the the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.

Nobel Peace Prize should go to Liu Xiaobo

  25 September 2010

Xu Youyu, philosopher and professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, wrote an open letter (English translation here) to call for international support for this year's Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned author of China's Charter 08.  Meanwhile, C. Custer at ChinaGeeks commented on...

Japan: Relics of a US Army-Air Force base

  25 September 2010

Ruins explorer and novelist Michael John Grist documented through pictures [en] what remains of Camp Drake, a joint US Army/Air Force base in Saitama (north of Tokyo) active until the 1970's.

South Korea:Soap Opera Fans Damaging Traditional Constructions

  25 September 2010

The Jeonju Hanok village is a treasured tourism spot where hundreds of traditional houses are preserved. A famous historical soap opera is being filmed there, and its fans have molested the village by scribbling the character's names on the wall with permanent marker pens, making people frawn at these photos...

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