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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 […]

Lee Kun-hee’s firm business conviction contributes to success of Samsung

Lee Kun-hee’s firm business conviction contributes to success of Samsung

If  Lee Kun-hee, the Chairman of SAMSUNG,  Korea’s largest conglomerate were to provide his date, place and time of birth to an Indian astrologer, Mr. Lee may get very revealing insights to the course of events in his life. According to the Indian astrologers, the twelve planets impact lives of individuals depending on their position in […]

Obama politics feared to become parochial in shaping up new relationship with India and China

Obama politics feared to become parochial in shaping up new relationship with India and China

With President Obama bouncing back in the White House after a convincing victory, and Wen Jiabao making place for the next Party chief, Xi Jinping, the changing scenario of global politics is sure to take a while before the ripples are felt in Asia. The relationship with India is not really one of the challenges […]

Caste system in India to fade away by itself

Caste system in India to fade away by itself

In 1945, just a year earlier than I was born, English author, George Orwell wrote an allegorical novella called “Animal Farm”. The lines that became most famous and are quoted by many were, “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. His connotation was in a political context. Looking at the […]

India’s ‘food security bill’ under fire

India’s ‘food security bill’ under fire

An Indian farmer works in his paddy field in Pobitora village, about 55 kilometers east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. <Photo DB=AP/Newsis> HOW ABSURD CAN IT BE ? Marie Antoinette, born on 2 November 1755, assumed the title of Queen of France and of Navarre. Some academics and scholars have attributed the start […]

Death from being rich grows in India

Death from being rich grows in India

A young Indian girl prepares meal at a slum in Jammu, India, Monday, March 26, 2012. <AP/Newsis> Man is not immortal. As we know it, there are two kinds of deaths. One that comes naturally due to terminal disease or old age and the other that is inflicted by economic factors like poverty and hunger. […]

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