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Sharing history and traditions through street food

Sharing history and traditions through street food

Modern day street food has evolved into cheap, convenient and nutritious food. It also fits the taste of consumers who pursue a variety of flavors. Each street food has its own story, history and tradition. Serrdura, made of vanilla cream and crushed biscuits, is a famous dessert in Macao. Interestingly, Serrdura is a dessert of […]

Revival of ancient Silk Routes: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project kicked off

Revival of ancient Silk Routes: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project kicked off

Amidst the challenges of maintaining security and political stability, the two all weather-tested friends – China and Pakistan are set to revive ancient silk routes linking Kashgar to the warm waters of Arabian Sea at Gwadar under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, an ambitious effort by the two countries that will lead to greater investment […]

Art for Art’s sake

Art for Art’s sake

In May issue of Magazine N, I covered the matter whether sculptures, architectures or ancient, murals that the ancients remain can be considered as ‘arts’ or not. The next question is, can the artworks after BC be defined as ‘arts’? In her book Believing is seeing, Mary Staniszewski, Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic University in the […]

Myanmar’s Rohingyas Face Brutal Expulsion Way Out Lies in Tackling Yangon’s Hallucination

Myanmar’s Rohingyas Face Brutal Expulsion Way Out Lies in Tackling Yangon’s Hallucination

A minority community in Myanmar, targeted for institutionalised persecution for decades, is facing the threat of coming under more mob-led atrocities, torched, segregated and starved out of existence. Their desperate efforts to save themselves have led to “the highest outflow of asylum seekers by sea since the end of the U.S. war in Vietnam, and […]

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 […]

Ghosts haunt public sector education system in Pakistan

Ghosts haunt public sector education system in Pakistan

Pakistan is more familiar to the word ‘ghost’ than the other countries of the world. It’s not because we really have ghosts here, but since the word is more often used to identify non-existent or non-functional schools, and also the teachers absent from the duties, drawing salaries sitting at home, the word is widely known […]

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 […]

BeGLOBAL Seoul 2015: Entrepreneurs, business and young leaders

BeGLOBAL Seoul 2015: Entrepreneurs, business and young leaders

Last Friday, I attended ‘BeGlobal Seoul 2015’, which was marketed as ‘Asia’s Biggest Startup-Tech Conference’ at one of Seoul’s most beautiful places, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP). By the amount of hype created on social media, and the correct marketing of the event, I was already impressed. On the top of that, when it is held […]

An America that does not know China

An America that does not know China

Before China opened its doors to the world, the author has already foreseen the China that we see now, but was left worrying at a trance, thinking that, “China’s transformation to a capitalist system is inevitable. Now, what should we do?” This has been the common concern amongst the elite and scholars of China at […]

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