Opinion


How china’s media has reported the Hong Kong protests :: Oped Sunday, October 5th, 2014

By Michele Penna :: It was hardly a good National Holiday to begin with: Beijing was soaked in rain, a gray sky looming low on a wet capital. It was made even worse for Chinese policymakers by Hong Kong’s present to the motherland: the biggest protest to challenge the central government since..

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DALAI LAMA IN INFORMAL TALKS ON PILGRIMAGE TRIP TO CHINA Saturday, October 4th, 2014

By Richard Finney :: Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama signaled Thursday that he is in informal talks with Beijing over his long-held wish to make a pilgrimage trip to China. “It’s not finalized, not yet, but the idea is there,” the spiritual leader told Agence France-Presse (AFP)..

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Trekking in Nepal mountains for pre-wedding photos

By KEN ONG :: THE mission began with a crazy joke by my fiancée, Nicole, when we were brainstorming where to take our pre-wedding photos. She said, “Let’s go up to the Himalayas, then it will be unique!”. I answered “Let’s make the joke come true, what say you?” Next day, we bought..

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MODI AND OBAMA’S WAR :: ANALYSIS Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

By C. Raja Mohan :: Will he or won’t he? As Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his visit to the United States in Washington, there has been much speculation on whether New Delhi might join President Barack Obama’s renewed war on terror in the Middle East, this time focused on the Islamic..

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A Return to Tibet for the Dalai Lama? :: By Clint Richards Monday, September 29th, 2014

There has been quite a bit of movement between the Chinese government and the exiled Dalai Lama in the past two weeks. The maneuvering by both sides has not quite begun to add up to a logical conclusion, as they each seek to find a peaceful conclusion to the decades-old problem without losing..

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The Water Dilemma of South Asia :: Nasurullah Brohi Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Water is the most necessary constituent for the survival of living things on earth. Without water nothing can exist; it is the most precious gift of nature. Apart from the drinking usage, it is also vital for the economic and agricultural development of any country. The usage of water can be..

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