Update — 1:38 a.m.: This good BBC story offers a useful map of the locations of the bombings. Also, there’s this: Police do not believe foreign groups or militants from the Muslim south are to blame, says the BBC’s Jonathan Head. Our Bangkok correspondent says many Thais suspect the bombs were the work of opponents […]
AP: At least six bomb blasts rocked the Thai capital late Sunday, killing at least two people and prompting the city to disperse thousands of people who had gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings, which capped a year of unrest in Thailand, including a military […]
Blogging will be light until after the new year. My family’s in town from the US. We’re having lots of fun. Happy holidays, all. See you in 2K7. (Cartoon via.)
Reuters/CNN: Thai shares bounced back on Wednesday from their biggest sell-off in 16 years after the government back-pedaled on currency controls, but the abrupt policy U-turn shattered confidence in its economic chiefs. The stock market, which plunged 14.8 percent on Tuesday — its biggest one-day drop since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 — ended 11.2 […]
That’s the subject of my latest Gridskipper dispatch.
I’ve linked to some new blogs on the lower left side of this page. I’ve been reading several of them for a while and am just now getting around to installing links. Here goes: 2Bangkok.com — I’ve mentioned this one before. It’s enormously comprehensive. Sadly, no RSS feed, though. Bangkok Pundit. Excellent political blog. RealThai. […]
I’m delighted to announce that it’s time, once again, for the annual Newley.com Bloggers’ Favorite Books survey. For the fourth year running, I asked some of my favorite bloggers to tell me about their favorite books of the year. Respondents weren’t limited to titles published in 2006, but were free to pick any book they […]
I’ve just posted all of my images from our 10-day trip to India. Here’s the full set. We were in Delhi for a few days and then went down to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. After that it was off to Jaipur before returning to Delhi. A few of my faves: Glowing Ganesh statue […]
While I process and upload and sift through the 346 images I snapped during our 10 days in India, here’s one more to whet your appetite. This is me getting a shave in Jaipur, India. Great pic by A. Love the perspective.
I’m back and blogging from Bangkok, folks. The reason for my absence: A and I went to India. Wow. What a country. As you can see, I made a fool of myself at the world’s most famous love monument/mausoleum. What else is new? More pics and insight soon…