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April 27 2010

Martinique, Guadeloupe: Celebrating two great women

Imaniyé pays homage [Fr] to Martinican-born actress, Jenny Alpha, who, at nearly 100 years of age, is the oldest French artist alive, while CaribCreoleNews announces [Fr] two events in memory of Guadeloupe's first female lawyer, communist and feminist activist, Gerty Archimede, who would have turned 101 this year.

April 26 2010

Bhutan: Education Defined

Bhutanese blogger Dorji Wangchuk defines education: “When you have forgotten what you have learnt in school and still be successful in life, you were well educated.”

Bangladesh: A Lucky Escape From Death

Sajib tells a breathtaking story with pictures, how he and his family miraculously survived when the rooftop of their house fell down.

India, Bangladesh: The Distinctiveness Between Two Bengals

Before 1956, Bengali cinema meant cinemas from West Bengal (India) but the trend become distinctive afterwards in both the Bengals. Fahmidul Haq at Communication and Culture of Bangladesh comments that “the distinctiveness between two Bengals is getting clearer as time passes.”

PR career in China

Imagethief has written some advices for young foreigners who want to build a PR career in China.

China: How Sister Feng became famous

China Hush looks into Sister Feng's case and see how an ordinary person becomes famous through the Internet.

Ecuador: Don Bosco in Manta

The relic of the Roman Catholic Saint “Don” Bosco has been making its way around Latin American, and Joselias Sánchez Ramos writes about the stop of the “guest of honor” in Manta, Ecuador [es], which attracted large crowd of the faithful.

Ecuador: The Price of Milk

Even though government subsidies to Ecuadorian milk producers have increased, the savings are not passed along to consumers, where the price has gone up, notes the blog La Voz de Guamote [es].

April 25 2010

India: Media Favors The Rich And The Famous

“If you follow our media you will definitely notice how Indian media constantly focus on who makes how much money,” comments Indian Pundit.

Afghanistan: Taliban reintegration plans

Nick Fielding reflects on the plans to reintegrate Taliban fighters back into society of Aghanistan, reviewing a new report by the Afghan Analysts Network.

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Afghanistan: Kabul’s Restaurant Raids

Kabul expat writes that last week four of most popular alcohol-serving restaurants in the capital of Afghanistan were raided in quick succession, sending chills through the expat community.

Kyrgyzstan: Ousted president denies resignation

Akmal writes that Kyrgyzstan’s former president, who left the country and found haven in Belarus, now declares that he does not recognize his resignation.

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Turkmenistan: Same neighborhood, worlds apart

Although they are neighbors, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are worlds apart economically and politically. Annasoltan examines some of the big differences with some potentially controversial arguments.

Japan: The art of making Sake

A few pictures by Buddhika illustrate the art of making sake, the alcholic beverage made from rice. The photographer portrays some workers at a sake distillery in Fukui Prefecture.

April 24 2010

Bulgaria: Appeals for Help in Arevik Shmavonyan's Deportation Case

Svetla Encheva (BUL), Maya Markova of Maya's Corner and Legal Clinic for Refugees and Immigrants, a Bulgarian NGO, appeal for help in the case of Arevik Shmavonyan, a pregnant Armenian citizen who is awaiting deportation from Bulgaria at the Special Centre for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners in Busmantsi (described by some as “the Bulgarian Guantanamo“).

April 23 2010

Pakistan: First E-Village Starts Operation

Babar Bhatti informs that the first “E-Village” has been launched in Pakistan: “the village of Mira Bagwal has been wired with 2 MB Broad Band internet connection and provided access to medical professionals.”

India: A Minority In The World Of Believers

“Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them. I doubt the dogmas that's why today, I am too minority in the world of believers,” comments Indian blogger Himanshu Rai at Sparsh.

Guyana: Jagdeo Wins Environmental Award

Repeating Islands notes that Guyana's President “was one of the six recipients of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEDP) 2010 Champions of the Earth award—the UN’s highest awards for environmental leadership.”

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