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Preetam Rai · September, 2006

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 from September, 2006

Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane

Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon....

Cambodia: Vietnamese Soldiers

Chhay Vet blogging at Khmer440 remember the time immidiately after the fall of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The blogger has respect for the first batch of Vietnamese troops who helped...

Vietnam: Caring for Parents

Virtual Doug in a post titled Filial Piety talks about the differences in parent child relationship in Vietnam and the US. “The American and Asian cultures are very, very different...

Indonesia: New Political Parties

Indonesia Matters lists newly registerd political parties in Indonesia. The blogger also taks about how the explosion in the number of parties is causing parties to come up with similar...

Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo

Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now...

Philippines: Fiesta in San Agustin

Ivan Henaras visits the town of San Agustin and attends a fiesta there. The blogger is surprised to find a lost tradition still being practised in San Agustin/ “I was...

Vietnam: Cambodia to Vietnam

Tim Hoiland has posted a pictorial account of his trip from Cambodia capital Phnom Penh to Saigon in Vietnam. The pictures provide insights in the life and occupations around the...

Cambodia: Ancestor's Day

Vutha in Cambodia introduces Prachum Benda, the Cambodian Ancestor's day. “The fifteen-day observance of Prachum Benda, or Ancestors’ Day, is a time for living relatives to remember their ancestors and...

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is...

Myanmar: Local Sunscreen

Don Gilliland blogs about the white powder that the Burmese apply on their face to protect themselves from the sun.

Thailand: Coup Council Website

Enda Nasution has a post introducing the website created by the Council for Democratic Reform Under the Constitutional Monarchy. This council is currently running the country after they took over...

Thailand: Countercoup?

Flickr user Bill Paterson post a picture taken from a Thai newspaper. Is this the countercoup?

Singapore: Neighbourly Tiff

The blogger at Blowin’ in the Wind writes about the latest tiff between former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Philippines: Blogger Conference

J Angelo Racoma blogs the Philippine BlogCon 2006. The blog conference was held in Manila on Monday 25, September.

Thailand: Putting up with the coup

Fringer.org tries to answer just why many Thais while resenting the limits on their freedom of speech are still willing to put up with the coup.

Cambodia: Expanding Blogosphere

The blogosphere in Cambodia is growing rapidly and it includes both the locals and expats. Details are Sketchy introduces some new blogs from Cambodia.

Indonesia: Execution in Sulawesi

Indonesia Matters updates a post about the execution of three men found guilty of inciting violence during the rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus...

Philippines: Why no Coup in Philippines?

The blogger at Torn and Frayed in Manila compares the political situation in Philippines with Thailand just before the coup. In Philippines also, the people are increasingly fed up with...

Fiji: Fijian Ceramics

Mayvelous, a Burmese blogger in Fiji has posted pictures of Fijian Ceramics. The blogger describes the design and the constituents of the ceramics.

Thailand: Pronouncing “Coup”

Andrew Biggs, a long time Thailand resident and television personality recounts how the TV programming was shut down the night the coup occured. “There are still soldiers in and around...

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