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14 April, 2011
14 April, 2011

Mancho, a Georgian friend living in California works part time at a Russian doctor’s office. The office is small, but has a good multicultural staff of doctors and nurses, a good reputation, and as recently Mancho found out, ethics.

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07 April, 2011
07 April, 2011

Last week I went to lunch with a friend of mine, a ballet instructor Tika Alavidze. It was a lousy Tuesday, raining and grey and very cold for spring, so we decided to start our day right. We had gone to see the new Toulouse Lautrec exhibit at the High Museum of Art and went over to Table 12 for coffee and desert. When we were given the menus Tika mentioned that she couldn’t eat any dish with meat in it. Surprised, I asked her when had she become a vegetarian, no, she said she hadn’t, but that this was time for Lent, or as I refer to it – time for the soul diet.

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31 March, 2011
31 March, 2011

The last day of March, has ended on a sour note. This year, the month of March, known around the globe, as a month allotted to celebrating women, has been marred in controversy.
The country in the spotlight for obvious Gaddafi vs Allied Forces related business is Libya. But recently another person from that country has become more prominent in the news outlets.

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24 March, 2011
24 March, 2011

Four people who have no children of their own decided to have a dinner party and discuss people who do. To be fair, this wasn’t the intended goal of the evening, but somehow the topic got there faster than the first course. A sip of wine and a forkful of Insalata Caprese later, the rather heated debate centered on children and most importantly their parents.

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17 March, 2011
17 March, 2011

Nowadays Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant and Ukraine’s Chernobyl are compared as symbols of nuclear catastrophes.

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17 March, 2011
17 March, 2011

Mancho  Ekliani

If you haven’t heard yet, there was a huge earthquake in Japan. A giant devastating tsunami followed up, and not to be outdone, so did a Nuclear reactor. CNN reported it as soon as it happened, Facebook was on it and so was twitter, in Cartersville Georgia, the earthquake registered 13 minutes after it hit and was recorder by a seismometer at the Tellus Science Museum.

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10 March, 2011
10 March, 2011

I recently celebrated my 75 years with my Georgian friends. I thought where else could I meet that date being really happy – and flew from Boston to Tbilisi. For me, Georgia is the world’s best place!
After being absent for a year and a half from here I was making discoveries.

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03 March, 2011
03 March, 2011

The 83rd Academy Awards have come and gone and nothing out of ordinary happened. King’s Speech took the top award as the best picture, Colin Firth won the best actor award and Natalie Portman danced away with her award for the best actress for the Black Swan.

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24 February, 2011
24 February, 2011

Several days ago the Queen of England received a new British envoy to Georgia, Ms. Judith Gouch in a private audience at the Buckingham Palace. There is nothing new or unusual in sending female envoys to represent Great Britain’s interests abroad.

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24 February, 2011
24 February, 2011

Mancho  Ekliani


The day I got to New York, there was a citywide manhunt for a serial killer. So it wasn’t my kind of manhunt (I prefer my men sane), but at least they got the psycho. What else can a person who murders three people with a knife and runs over another one with a car be called? And to top it off he didn’t even know two of the people he had killed.

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24 February, 2011
24 February, 2011

On February 1st, an organized event was held in Washington D.C. It was not a protest or a demonstration, but a peaceful conference put together by the Embassy of Georgia and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs. The First Lady of Georgia Sandra Roelofs presided over the meeting. The Georgian Healthcare 2020:

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17 February, 2011
17 February, 2011

While watching jubilant crowds in the streets of Cairo, I recollect my trip to Egypt several years ago.

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10 February, 2011
10 February, 2011

While most of the political world has had its eye and ears focused on Egypt and the chaos that ensues there, believe it or not, there have been other events capturing the attention of politicians. It is after all a week before Valentines Day, a last chance to make a decision about who is most deserving of love, candy and flowers. Not necessarily in that order.

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03 February, 2011
03 February, 2011

If you want to survive the coming Armageddon as predicted by Ancient Mayans to happen on December 2012, you must migrate to Bugarach, France. I knew my four years of high school French would come in handy one day. Bugarach, a French farming village supposedly located on a ‘sacred mountain’ Pic de Bugarach, is thought to be the best place to get rescued by the aliens, while the rest of humanity goes up in smoke.

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27 January, 2011
27 January, 2011

Paata Tsikurishvili says when he goes to sleep he doesn’t have dreams, he simply blacks out.

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20 January, 2011
20 January, 2011

I had been living in my castle of solitude for a month now, working on a book and I failed to hear or notice any talks of the incoming snowstorm.

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20 January, 2011
20 January, 2011

Kiev, the city of my childhood, was known for its exceptional courtesy to visitors. I myself would eagerly spend time showing my beloved city to strangers lost in its streets. When moving to Moscow I found by contrast mostly rudeness and indifference, and only in Georgia, years later, I discovered another world inhabited by miraculously hospitable people, open and kind to visitors.

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13 January, 2011
13 January, 2011

Mancho  Ekliani


The Gun that was used to shoot House Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and to kill six people, including a nine year old girl, was purchased legally. Without a reason for the shooting and only speculations flying around, news outlets have stayed close to the matter at hand - the shooting itself.

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13 January, 2011
13 January, 2011

And so my 2010 ended with a desperate search for an ashtray. The day started out relatively slow. I had wrapped all the presents, stuffed them under the giant Christmas tree and I sat back on the couch to enjoy the view. For a broken down economy and sagging sales, we had quite a few gifts under the tree.

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13 January, 2011
13 January, 2011

Abkhazia is a place “under Russian occupation,” according to a formula supported in July by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The West is strongly condemning this occupation.

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Other Stories
Georgia’s President Salome Zurabishvili has met with President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The world met one of the most spectacular events of the year on the 19th of February.
Not a single country will be able to enjoy the financing if US Secretary of State determines that the country recognized the independence of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions
A 28-year old Jaba Chargazia attracted not only Georgians but the whole world’s attention by his extraordinary way of traveling.
The exhibition hall and museum complex of the Grand Palais located at the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France hosted the works of Akaki Dzneladze, a well-known Georgian painter.
David Koma showcased his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection at London Fashion Week on the 18th of February.
Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili is meeting with French President Emanuel Macron.
RED-CO, a real estate development company, and Radio Palitra together with its listeners celebrated Valentine’s Day in Gudauri.
You have probably heard of the Georgian signature dish Khachapuri.
Dominic Purcell, an Australian actor best known for the American serial drama “Prison Break” visits Georgia.
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