5 November 2013

Stories from 5 November 2013

Melbourne Cup Brings Mixed Emotions

  5 November 2013

Melbourne Cup has been a day of mixed emotions. It has been a triumph for trainer Gai Waterhouse who became the first woman to train the winner of the race.

Palestinian Pick-Up Lines

  5 November 2013

Humor, especially dark humor, is a culturally acquired taste – especially in a war zone. The hashtag #PalestinianPickUpLines has recently been trending on Twitter, garnering tens of additions in the past few days.

Complaint in Blogpost Goes Viral Prompting Reply From Service Provider

  5 November 2013

Jay Harish Shah, an Indian passenger who travelled on Air France and had an unforgettable experience, did not stop at filing complaint with the airlines. He created a blog titled One Night In Paris sharing his plights which went viral prompting the airline to reply quickly. He shares his subsequent...

Thoughts on Bangladesh Election 2014

  5 November 2013

Habib Siddiqui weighs in on the recent political stalemate in Bangladesh, which is making the road to Bangladesh Election 2014 difficult. He comments: If the political leaders can’t tolerate each other as fellow human beings, politics is a wrong profession for them in a democracy.

Painting an Entire Favela in Rio de Janeiro

  5 November 2013

The dream of painting an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro is closer to become real now that the crowdfunding campaign launched by two Dutch artists in September has come to an end with over 100,000 US dollars raised for paint and painters. When Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn started the...

Teaser of Collaboration Between Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  5 November 2013

The expected single titled “Multi_Viral,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican hip hop group Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, will be released next November 13, 2013 (yes, all 13s). Last June, René Pérez, the group's frontman, visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Using the hashtag #JulianAssangeCalle13 they asked...

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Collaboration & Devious Download

  5 November 2013

The Caribbean Review of Books blogs about an exciting new project, Douen Islands, whose “first manifestation” is an e-book of eleven poems (one of which boasts a video adaptation) and brief Twitter texts. Bonus: Click on the downloadable link in the post.

NaBloPoMo, Caribbean Style!

  5 November 2013

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has spawned NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), which, in turn, is getting quite a few Caribbean netizens blogging – here, here and here.

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