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Climate change: India and Donald Trump

Climate change: India and Donald Trump

Folk tales in any culture of the world provide wisdom. It is always wise to give heed to them. One story in the Indian folktales, “Panchatantra”, goes like this… Once there was a king, who had a pet monkey. This monkey was a fool, but was treated royally and moved freely in the king’s palace. […]

Korean presidential scandal: Dynamics of Corruption

Korean presidential scandal: Dynamics of Corruption

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” However, Indian politicians are bent upon proving Gandhi wrong. They continue to vie with each other in amassing wealth by using every tool in the rule book. Throughout human history, the rich and powerful have succumbed to greed and […]

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave an unscheduled live televised address to the nation on November 8 at 8.15 pm. He suddenly announced that high denomination currency notes, all of 86% currency in current circulation, will no longer be legal tenders after midnight. The political circles and media went into a spin. […]

From Confucius to Gandhi

From Confucius to Gandhi

What makes the South Korean industry and economy robust? Hard work…sincerity…honesty or simply the righteous character of each and every citizen? The first thing that strikes a visitor is the calm demeanor and smiling face of the host. Aggression of any kind is missing…in the body language of a common Korean walking on the street […]

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

The 33-year old Kim Jong-un is an insulated, unfettered ruler of North Korea. He has very successfully isolated his country, globally and politically, by flaunting nuclear arsenal and instilling the fear of god in the population he commands. Just four years into his reign, young Kim wants to take on the world by making his […]

Disgruntled Employess Lead to Change

Disgruntled Employess Lead to Change

Reports have been trickling into newspapers about disgruntled employees of Samsung India. Their complaints about the punishing work culture and exacting overtime rules have rung alarm bells in the top management of Samsung Electronics. According to a recent report, Samsung has announced big changes. It has taken nearly three years for Samsung to re-think about […]

Impact of Indian Budget 2016 on Global Industry and Economy

Impact of Indian Budget 2016 on Global Industry and Economy

Indian media does not tire of analyzing the Economic Survey and the Budget proposal 2016 announced by Mr. Arun Jaitely, the Finance Minister of Prime Minister Modi. “Make in India”, “Ease of Doing Business” and “Skilling India” are three most important thrust areas that are close to the heart of Prime Minister Modi. Clearly, Prime […]

The missing links of Asian history

The missing links of Asian history

Emeritus Professor Kim Byung-Mo of the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Hanyang University in South Korea has been looking for his roots. After a laborious forty years of research, he was perhaps not surprised to find that he shared a “genetic connection” with the royal family of Ayodhya, a non-descript small city in the central […]

Can India’s government empower its people?

Can India’s government empower its people?

Commercial forestry: A legacy of British rule The Indian politician and the bureaucrat have struggled for the past 65 years to shed the legacy and the mechanisms of British rule and empower the people but have failed…why? As is well known across the world, the regimes of the newly born independent countries, breaking out of […]

Light the Lamp: Inspiration from Tagore and Han Yong-Un

Light the Lamp: Inspiration from Tagore and Han Yong-Un

Joint Project between the Northeast Asian History Foundation and The AsiaN *Editor’s Note: Security in East Asia is swaying in a rough sea. North Korea’s nuclear crisis has been highly elated amid existing territorial disputes and deep-rooted conflicts between nations in the region. South Korea, China and Japan, the countries directly involved, are all looking […]

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