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A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

Amidst all the angst between Japan and Korea for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial army on Koreans in the last century, there are stories that are easily forgotten and sidetracked, to make way for the aforementioned conflicts to be highlighted. It does not mean those stories are less significant. We talk about national […]

Bangladesh to help South Korea fight terrorism

Bangladesh to help South Korea fight terrorism

Bangladesh is committed to working closely together with South Korea in the fight against terrorism. Former Ambassador to Korea and secretary of the Bangladeshi foreign ministry, Muhammad Zamir said, “We are all against terrorism. Bangladesh has very close relations with South Korea in fighting it.” His remarks came in the wake of a series of […]

Martyrdom

Martyrdom

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

In the wake of recent increase in hatred against Muslims due to Paris and San Bernardino attacks, what we forget is all Muslims cannot be blamed for the actions of a few (as cliche as it may sound, it remains true). In the US, Donald Trump remains the biggest anti-Muslim politician but it must not […]

Ashram where the Beatles stayed, reopens in India

Ashram where the Beatles stayed, reopens in India

Arguably the greatest band in the history, The Beatles, spent their time in India in the 1960s. Their fans have been intrigued and interested in the details of their stay in an ‘ashram’ (a spiritual hermitage or a monastery where Hindu cultural activities such as yoga, music or religious studies are performed). Luckily, for the […]

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

Encouraging disabled people through photography

Encouraging disabled people through photography

Disabled people, naturally, face problems adjusting in the society. Most of the times, they live an isolated life if they are unable to perform daily-life functions. An non-profit international social enterprise EyeContactNow, established in Estonia, supports and encourages disabled people to share their stories and life through visual media. EyeContactNow promotes social integration and entrepreneurship of […]

Facebook CEO offers support for Muslims as Islamophobia increases

Facebook CEO offers support for Muslims as Islamophobia increases

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared words of support for Muslims who fear retaliation for the recent violent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. In the wake of those attacks, Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page Wednesday that he wants to assure Muslims they are welcome on Facebook and that “we will fight to protect […]

Hyundai Genesis EQ900 launch at Grand Hyatt, Seoul

Hyundai Genesis EQ900 launch at Grand Hyatt, Seoul

On December 9, I had an opportunity to attend the launch of Gensis EQ900 at Grand Hyatt Hotel. I went in with no expectations whatsoever, but I was thrilled to see the number of people and the energy in the event. Suit-worn, tie-clad men in black stood, chatting and chuckling. Journalists talked and took photos, […]

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

What has always interested me in Korea is the alternative forms of art. While the mainstream media rules the markets all around the world, it is the alternative art, music and cinema of a country which push the envelope and experiment and bring in more diversity. And in Korea, specifically in Seoul which is the center […]

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