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Singapore icon who wanted to be feared, yet was loved

Singapore icon who wanted to be feared, yet was loved

Within and without the island-state, his name has been synonymous with Singapore. His demise touched hearts and triggered a seldom-witnessed catharsis as Singaporeans felt the profound loss of their national icon. The spontaneous overflow of emotions for the late elder statesman, whose paternalistic dominance spanning over 30 years was beginning to feel condescending to young […]

Art or fine art: A look into usages

Art or fine art: A look into usages

What is fine art? Some people say fine art is a way to express their perspectives through the form of colors and shapes. Then, what about art? Explaining art is indeed a complicated matter. The explanation of art can go far back to art theories from ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, modern art and contemporary […]

The resurrection, depiction and an encounter with Sultan Akbar Part 1

The resurrection, depiction and an encounter with Sultan Akbar Part 1

On the journey from Delhi to Agra, I stopped at several locations during which I read pages from the book written by Nizamuddin Ahmad Bakhshi, which gives an account of great conquests and outstanding events of the holy royal presence revealing the icon of the caliphate; the happy Sultan, the just king of kings, the […]

Reconsidering ‘Multicultural’ in Korea necessary

Reconsidering ‘Multicultural’ in Korea necessary

The good thing about living in Korea is the fast pace of transformation and changes happening in the society. For its transformation into becoming a multicultural society, Korea has quickly instituted a good number of policies compared to other countries with the same history of multiculturalism. These policies were proposed, debated, criticized, and continuously modified. […]

Terrorism panics Christians in Pakistan

Terrorism panics Christians in Pakistan

Fears are running high in the homes of over 70,000 Christians in Youhanabad, a settlement in Lahore – the capital of Pakistan’s populous Punjab province. Residents say they have been too afraid to venture beyond their doors since twin bomb blasts on Sunday March 15 killed at least 15 worshippers at church services and wounded […]

Pakistan-India Cricket Diplomacy

Pakistan-India Cricket Diplomacy

Batting for the Peace: Does it really work? Cricket, one of the widely played games in the world, is highly popular in most populous nations of South Asia like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh where the people hailing from all age groups are over-enthusiastic about it. Even the people, who had never played the cricket in […]

Kuwait & South Korea Relationship beyond Oil

Kuwait & South Korea Relationship beyond Oil

A sincere and warm welcome was given to the South Korean President Park Geunhye, on her three-day official visit to Kuwait. The visit was on an invitation from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, who himself attended the Korean leader seen off ceremony at Kuwait international airport , with HH the […]

Great Outcome of a Strange War

Great Outcome of a Strange War

Before the American Civil War broke out in 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy were certain that they would win if a war was to be waged; however, both parties were also unprepared for war, as neither initially believed that they would have to face one. This problem was worse for the Union, as […]

Battle continues for Sri Lanka’s “people’s power”

Battle continues for Sri Lanka’s “people’s power”

With the world desperately looking for a workable template to overthrow corrupt politicians and change these political structures, the latest “people’s power” demonstration in Sri Lanka may provide another opportunity, but its success like others before is still uncertain with huge challenges ahead. Sri Lanka’s example of overthrowing the powerful long-serving President Mahinda Rajapakse through […]

Maoists prevent New Constitution

Maoists prevent New Constitution

Prachanda becomes the Spoilsport The Maoists of Nepal, led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda,” has prevented the popularly elected Constituent Assembly (CA) from promulgating the much-awaited democratic constitution, disappointing all the peace loving Nepalese people. The political parties, including the Maoists, had promised to draft and promulgate the new constitution by January 22, 2015 during […]

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