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Preetam Rai

I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.

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Latest posts by Preetam Rai

At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island...

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about...

Internet in North Korea, Nokia's Ovi Store, Google Wave and Tech Happenings

Tech events were happening in Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. North Korea got mobile internet and Google released a new product. We have reviews, analysis and links from bloggers in Asia...

Oceania: Epeli Hau'ofa Has Passed Away

Noted Fijian (Born in Papua to Tongan parents)  antropologist Epeli Hau'ofa died on January 11 in Suva, Fiji. The Savage Minds blog links to an essay by Epeli Hau'ofa tha argued...

Thailand: Nightclub Fire

Dozens of New Year party goes were killed in a fire that broke out at a Bangkok nightclub.

North Korea: A New Mobile Network

The latest news from North Korea is the launch of a new high speed mobile network by an Egyptian mobile giant. We have reactions from the bloggers commenting on the...

India: Interest in Mizo Elections.

Kima posting on the illusionaire blog announces the election results in Mizoram and talks about the high turnout and intense interest in the polls.

Thailand: Going Home Finally

Oakmonster is happy that she can finally go back to Thailand. The opposition supporters had occupied the main airports in Bangkok and disrupted air services.

Philippines: Remembering the Teachers

The blogger at Village Idiot Savant remembers the teachers who impacted the blogger the most.

Malaysia: Alternative Energy

Mahaguru wonders why Malaysia in not exploiting the abundant sun and wind as a form of energy.

Thailand: PAD to Stop Airport Blockade

The Bangkok airport blockade by Thai opposition supporters might come to an end in the next couple of hours.

North Korea in Blogs

Information about North Korea is hard to come by. People interested in the country have to look to blogs and forum postings of recent travelers and North Korea watchers to...

East Timor: New Airlines

Diligence informs readers of a new airline that connects Australia and East Timor.

Singapore: Country Specific Creative Commons Licences Online

Singapore based content creaters can now use  Singapore versions of the Creative Commons licenses according to the Creative Commons Singapore blog.

Indonesia: Healthcare System and HIV Treatment

Elizabeth, an epidemiologist and advisor to governments on health issues, writes that inspite of funding, the healthcare administration in Indonesia is not able to help people deal with HIV.

Lao: Traditional Wedding

Amphone posts images from a traditional Lao wedding in the US.

Thailand: Free Ride to PAD

Thailand Jumped the Shark wonders why “the foreign embassies and the international community have given the PAD a free ride, considering the PAD has broken multiple Thai and international terrorism...

Australia: Positive About the new President

Rubenerd writes “It is just such a great feeling to finally have someone in charge of the Western world who is intelligent and who I can talk about in positive...

India: Mizo Noodles

Pour Me Another Tequila shows us how to prepare noodles the Mizo way.

Australia: Defence Spending

Sam Roggeveen wonders if the global financial crisis will force Australian government to cut back on defence spending.

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