Archive for March, 2010

Going Dark at Earth Hour

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Don’t panic if the world around you goes dark at 8:30pm Saturday!

Join this dragon as it celebrates Earth Hour with the rest of the world!

World-famous landmarks, including Egypt’s pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and Beijing’s Forbidden City, will go dark Saturday at 8:30pm local time, as millions turn out the lights for “Earth Hour”, a rolling grassroots movement aimed at tackling climate change.

Now in its fourth year, the campaign promises to be the biggest ever with thousands of cities and towns in 125 countries, 37 more than last year, pledging to take part.

Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House will kick off the energy-saving marathon, with Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx, Italy’s Trevi Fountain and Tower of Pisa and all major landmarks in Paris to follow, led by a five-minute blackout of the Eiffel Tower. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Google in (and out of) China

nochinamapMoments ago Google decided to close its China-based search service and redirect Web searchers to an uncensored portal in Hong Kong. (See this MarketWatch article for more info. Likely this move will be blocked by China so let’s wait to see what happens.)

As it continues to develop more and more into a super world power, China’s impact on the world is growing, effecting everything from the stock market, Internet, international business, to the value of the dollar. Chinese culture continues to submerge with other cultures worldwide, especially in America, where we are so very connected by the Internet and world trade. (See our earlier post, The Asian Hot Pot That is America.)

This dragon figures it’s time to brush up on the home country so began digging on the Internet in America (where the Internet remains mostly uncensored, even to dragons)!

Though written for college students, check out this great resource on China: 50 Lectures to Learn about the Past, Present, and Future of China. Got a greater understanding about what makes China tick! Even this Chinese dragon learned a lot from this resource!

So what’s your favorite resource for news on Asia? And how do you feel about Google getting out of China? How do you feel this decision will impact the Internet world?

 

Live Webcast from Sacred Fire Dhunis

Come be a part of the groundbreaking first LIVE webcast from the Sacred Fire Dhunis of numerous, rarely seen, powerful potent yogis, naga babas, matajis, tantriks, and other sadhus from the various lineages and akharas. Many of these ascetic Yogis stay hidden away at their retreats high in the Himalayas and only come down sometimes for these Kumbh Melas.

No need to get up! Peer through the looking glass into the extreme of the Himalayan yogic tradition right from the comfort of your home!

Attend two webcasts a day for 5 to 7 days between 4/7 and 4/17! (Each webcast should be 2 to 4 hrs in length.)

The 2010 HARDWAR MAHA KUMBH MELA DHUNI WEBCAST PROJECT IS ON!!!

JAI MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!