Thursday, November 21, 2019

Once upon a time in China

I remember the rush of excitement as I recognized the characters flashing in neon. Having spent a moderate amount of time studying them –...

Govt lags, poverty haunts Haiyan survivors

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded is know in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, this typhoon devastated the Philippines and portions of...

Acts of Resilience

Conflict has a serious impact on the life of women and their role in family and society. Through the ages, the presence of heightened...

Indonesia remembers Munir

This week marked the ten year anniversary of the assassination of leading Indonesian Human Rights defender Munir Said Thalid, activists as well as ordinary...

Kashmir: Twenty years after

My most recent visit to Srinagar, last spring, came twenty years exactly after my first reporting assignment in Kashmir. It prompted me to reflect...
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True freedom in Kashmir

The entire South Asia has been shadowed by the staggering apprehension of security concerns, cross-border conflicts and poor connectivity. The insubstantial situation of the...

President Jokowi’s cabinet line-up

Jokowi Widodo was sworn in as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, Indonesia, on October 20 amid an atmosphere of high hopes amongst supporters,...

From ‘Je suis Charlie’ to ‘Je ne suis pas Charlie’

The January 2015 attacks on the satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, along with the related events that followed, have opened a pandora box into...

From ‘Merci Patron’ to ‘Nuit Debout’

This year on March 31, a citizen movement, ‘Nuit Debout’ began in Paris. Similar to ‘Occupy’ in the USA or London and to the...

What next after the Scottish referendum?

One month on from Scottish referendum UK citizens are no clearer about what further devolution in the wake of the ‘No’ vote might look...
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