Latest posts by Preetam Rai
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 nation coming together in Jakarta to celebrate, discuss and party.
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 technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.
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 and Africa.
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 against the commonly held assumption that the pacific islands were isolated communities held apart by massive oceans.
Dozens of New Year party goes were killed in a fire that broke out at a Bangkok nightclub.
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 launch.
Kima posting on the illusionaire blog announces the election results in Mizoram and talks about the high turnout and intense interest in the polls.
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.
The blogger at Village Idiot Savant remembers the teachers who impacted the blogger the most.
Mahaguru wonders why Malaysia in not exploiting the abundant sun and wind as a form of energy.
The Bangkok airport blockade by Thai opposition supporters might come to an end in the next couple of hours.
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 get some inkling of the current state of the country. In this post we visit Kaesong city, check out a new university in Pyongyang and find out how pins featuring North Korean leaders inspires reverence among North Koreans, even when they are outside the country.
Diligence informs readers of a new airline that connects Australia and East Timor.
Singapore based content creaters can now use Singapore versions of the Creative Commons licenses according to the Creative Commons Singapore blog.
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.
Amphone posts images from a traditional Lao wedding in the US.
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 laws and international travel treaties.” PAD, the opposition party leading the current protests in Bangkok has blockaded the main airports...
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 tones for the first time. That is really a great thing!”
Pour Me Another Tequila shows us how to prepare noodles the Mizo way.
Sam Roggeveen wonders if the global financial crisis will force Australian government to cut back on defence spending.
Dawn sings couple of Burmese songs for her blog readers.