Stories from 9 October 2011
Eat Your Kimchi blog's recent post on five cultural mishaps foreigners often make in Asian countries has scored a major hit online. The list includes walking into a place with shoes on, sitting in the elderly/pregnant/sick seats on the subway, and sticking chopsticks into rice and leaving them there.
As several internet festivals start in different cities of Bangladesh, Badruddoza stresses the need for making internet safe for the children before letting them use it freely.
Anu at A Wondering Mind post pictures of goddesses at the Chedda Nagar Murugan Temple decorated differently in each of the nine days of the Navaratri Festival.
Vijay Menon writes about some coaching centers which engage in malpractices to get substandard students enrolled in the much craved Indian Institute for Technologies, a group of autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institute of higher education in India.
Serbia Insajd, a Hungarian blog about South-Eastern Europe, reports [hu] that the Rijeka Court has banned Franjo Jurčević, a Kastav-based Catholic priest, from writing homophobic blog posts [Jurčević's blog, hr: http://zupnik.blog.hr/]. The court has also ordered Jurčević to publish the court decision in two national dailies at his own expense.
On the afternoon of Saturday October 8, the rumor that Mick Jagger was visiting Lima began to spread after César Bejarano (@Cesar_Bejarano) shared a blurry picture of the rock star on Twitter. Peruvian bloggers and Twitters users are discussing the unexpected visit.
Aaron in Azerbaijan updates readers on a positive development in Azerbaijan ahead of next year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital, Baku. The blog says that making visas available online as well as at the airport will be a good way to promote tourism, ease travel, and...
The 39th Baseball World Cup of the IBAF (International Baseball Federation) has started in Panama with the participation of 16 countries. Panama is the host and the country's streets are filled with flags and reminders that "The world is in our home". The excitement has also been shared through social networks.
252 people have already died in Thailand due to more than two months of heavy rains. Many parts of Bangkok, the country’s capital, are already submerged in floodwaters. Online maps have been created to monitor the floods and inform the public on the extent of the flooding disaster.