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7 December 2011

Stories from 7 December 2011

India: Photo Essay On Kumara Shasthi

Anu Shankarn at A Wondering Mind posts a photo essay on Kumara Shasthi, highlighting the legends of lord Karthikeya.

Bangladesh: E-Asia 2001 Concluded

Badruddoza reports that the 3 day long e-Asia 2001 conference, Asia's one of the biggest ICT event has successfully completed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: The Mystic Lalon

Bangladesh Unlocked introduces Fakir Lalon Shah, the Nineteenth century mystic philosopher poet and lyricist of Bangladesh who's song is considered a classic.

Pakistan: Veena Malik's Latest Controversy Causes Social Media Uproar

The queen of controversy, Pakistani actress Veena Malik, stirred up a new commotion when male lifestyle magazine FHM India published her nude picture on the cover page. The image has...

Libya: #OccupyTripoli Protests Against Carrying Weapons

Libyans took to the streets of the capital Tripoli today, to demonstrate against carrying weapons. They gathered at the famous Martyr's Square, formerly known as Green Square. Many Twitter users...

Latin America: Social Networks Bring Recognition to Primary Recyclers

Using various social media, primary recyclers of Latin America, also known as pepenadores, cartoneros, buzos (waste pickers) or simply recyclers, have joined together in search of social inclusion and formal...

Sudan: A View From Blue Nile

Read Nenad Marinkovic's field dispatch from Blue Nile, Sudan: “The fighting in Blue Nile has, from the start, followed the pattern of previous clashes in South Kordofan, using frequent aerial...

Tanzania: Tanzania@50: What do we have to show for it?

Ahmed reflects on Tanzania at 50 by asking, “Tanzania at 50 what do we have to show for it?”: “We have immense challenges and, as the saying goes, do Tanzanians...

Russia: Second Day of Post-Election Protests

The intrigue of the second day of post-election protests has centered around several major events: court appearances by bloggers Ilya Yashin and Alexey Navalny, a protest demonstration at Triumfalnaya Square,...

Tanzania: Blog It: Tanzania at 50

Celebrate Tanzania@50 by writing a blog post: “The Mainland part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanganyika, is celebrating 50 years of Independence on December 9 2011. The Dar es...

Mozambique: Reasons for Silence of Private TV Channel on Election Day

On a day of important by-elections in Mozambique, journalist José Belmiro, from the private channel STV, announced he would suspend his participation in discussion on Facebook [pt] on the vote...

Syria: Getting Rid of Assad is the Easy Part

“Getting rid of [Syrian president Bashar Al] Assad is the easy part,” writes Syrian blogger Maysaloon. “Syria has many problems that will need to be addressed urgently. These are: A...

Guyana: Police Versus Protesters

A new president has taken his place at the helm of Guyanese government following the country's recent general elections, but while the incumbent party got re-elected, it also lost its...

Japan: 311 in a Visual Anthropology Class

Anthropologist Steven C. Fedorowicz summarizes a recent Contemporary Japan and Globalization class that he taught on the triple disasters following March 11th.

Cuba: Housing Backlog

“As of the enactment of the new norms decreed by the Council of State, which modifies the law regarding housing, Cuban property owners are running en masse to the Notary...

Cuba: Reggaeton Hit ‘Chupi Chupi’ Denounced by Authorities

Over the past two weeks, reggaeton artist Osmani “La Voz” García’s popular hit 'Chupi Chupi' has begun stirring more than just the hips of partygoers on Havana’s Malecón. Cuban Minister...

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Sorrel

“Sorrel, made from the sepals, of the sorrel flower is fruity and fragrant. I have fond memories of sitting at my aunt’s feet as a child, helping her to handpick...

Cuba: Members of “Group of 75″ Re-arrested

“The dozen members of the Group of 75 prisoners of conscience who refused forced exile as a condition of their parole knew that…they were putting themselves at risk of more...

Bermuda: The UK's Vision

Respice Finem comments on the UK's current review of its relationship with its overseas territories, which includes getting feedback, within the confines of its vision, from the colonies themselves: “By...

Bolivia: Santa Cruz's Recurring Road Blocks

Eduardo Bowles blogs [es] about the recurring road blocks in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: “At this rate, Santa Cruz will remain the country's economic engine, but perhaps driven by steam or...

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