25 February 2011

Stories from 25 February 2011

India: Are You A Toybanker Yet?

  25 February 2011

Toybank is a bank with Toy Deposits and Joy Dividends, an idea which comes with a vision of reaching out to needy children through fun and play, using toys. Debolina Raja Gupta interviews Sweta Chari, the CEO of the Toybank project, to learn more.

India: A Press Conference With Sarah Palin

  25 February 2011

Amidst rumors that Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin will visit India, Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind posts an imaginary press conference of Palin in India.

India: My Grandmother’s Memories

  25 February 2011

Rita Banerji shares her grandmother's memoirs which are remarkable because these stories are being repeated today in the lives of every Indian women, over and over gain.

Indo-Bangla Relations – Who Cares?

  25 February 2011

J Rahman at Mukti comments on a sad fact of India-Bangladesh relation: “as soon as Indians realize that Bangladesh is not in the business of allowing its territory to the insurgents and other powers, India has no interest in resolving any other outstanding issue.”

Yemen: “Our blood is not cheap” (Videos)

  25 February 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters across Yemen rallied for and against President Ali Abdullah Saleh after Friday prayers. Two protesters were shot dead in Yemen's second-largest city Aden on Friday, February 25, in what appears to be confrontations between anti-Saleh groups and police. At least 34 others have been wounded, mostly by live gunfire.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Mayor's Way?

  25 February 2011

“We have been planting the seeds of the very breakdown in society we decry and lamenting the crops for too long”: Plain Talk suggests that perhaps the Mayor of Port of Spain might be the right “farmer…to pull up the weeds.”

Cuba: Marking Zapata's Anniversary

  25 February 2011

Diaspora blogger El Cafe Cubano posts photos from a march in honour of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, while Uncommon Sense reports that “Cuban independent journalist and activist Guillermo Fariñas…said the government's crackdown this week has only elevated Zapata's status in Cuba”; Havana Times says that the first anniversary of his death...

Kenya: #KenyaFeb28: Online Call to Nationalism

  25 February 2011

Monday 28, February 2011 seems to be significant for Kenya's netizens. Kenyans have been using Twitter, Facebook and even email to discuss whether they should use the twitter hashtag #KenyaFeb28 to marshal protest over political issues or whether the same platform should be utilized to spur a sense of nationalism.

South Korea: Libyan Protest in Seoul

  25 February 2011

South Korean, Arabian and Libyan activists held a protest near the Libyan Embassy in Seoul today demanding the removal of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, South Korean photographer @photo0301 posted photos of today's protest.

Myanmar: Over 3,000 Attend Mandalay Barcamp 2011

  25 February 2011

The city of Mandalay in Myanmar held its first Barcamp two weeks ago which was attended by more than 3,000 participants. GV author Tan gives an overview of what transpired in the Barcamp by quoting from blogs and websites written in the Burmese language.

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