Stories South Asia from November, 2008
As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and if he will deliver on his campaign promises, writes Juhie Bhatia, from Global Voices Online.
For years, many people in Pakistan hated the policies of US President George W. Bush.Â Most Pakistanis believed that the policies of Mr. Bush to fight terrorism were failed policies. Yes that is right! Because almost every step taken by him had ironically empowered the fundamental forces like the Taliban and spread the hatred against USA.
As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and...
Indians continued to celebrate President-Elect Barack Obamaâ€™s victory on their blogs today. Their love for the future leader of the United States is clearly evident, with many writing posts thousands of words long about why they love him so much. Bloggers talked of how they admired Obama because of his warm nature, nice smile and oh-so-good looks. There were also those who even expressed jealousy how Americans could vote for such a man, whereas in India lies and corruption remain.
The US presidential election was closely watched by many nations in the world. Bangladesh was not far behind. In a recent post in Voices without Votes we see how Bangladeshi blogs engaged in cheering for Obama and McCain. What impact the victory of the US presidential elect senator Barack Obama had on Bangladesh?
After a long election campaign and an equally taxing Election Day, the results are finally in: Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States. After following this election for so long, the international blogosphere is now ready with its critique of the new President.
Ask not what India can do for America but what projected President-Elect Barack Obama can do for India. This, at least, is what many Indians are asking in their blogs as the world awaits the confirmation of the news. From bilateral relations to immigration, Indians are sounding off their confidence when it comes to Obama. To them, there was nobody else more qualified to be the next president of the United States.
Theyâ€™re cheering for Camp Obama. Theyâ€™re cheering for Camp McCain. They wear the pins, the t-shirts with the big logos â€“ you name it, itâ€™s on them. Dare say anything bad about their favourite candidate and youâ€™re in for a major debate. Yes, theyâ€™re the new mavericks â€“ or would want to be anyway â€“ except of course that theyâ€™re not Americans.
Over the years, a number of US politicians have appeared on Saturday Night Live. From presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the famous late-night program has been an excellent platform for candidates to show their sense of humor. Bloggers comment on John McCain's latest appearance on the show.