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PM Modi, Paytm founder in Time’s ‘most influential people list’

PM Modi, Paytm founder in Time’s ‘most influential people list’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ this year released by the Time magazine on Thursday. The list features pioneers, artists, titans, leaders and icons from around the world honored for […]

Bangladesh govt compromises with Islamic bigots

Bangladesh govt compromises with Islamic bigots

The two latest major events may help to define how things are happening now in Bangladesh. One of the country’s most dreaded militants, Mufti Abdul Hannan, who was chief of a faction of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh, was hanged on the night of April 12 for carrying out a grenade attack on British High Commissioner in Bangladesh […]

Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank sign loan agreement for IT park

Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank sign loan agreement for IT park

The government of Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank signed loan agreement on Tuesday for a new information technology park in Islamabad. Total project cost is US $ 88.383 million including a loan of US $ 76.3 million from Korean Exim Bank under the Economic Development Cooperation Framework (EDCF) arrangement. Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Tariq […]

Indian diaspora in Korea

Indian diaspora in Korea

By Rajiv Kumar – The Korea Times India’s diaspora population, which became the largest in the world last year, has played a vital role in the emergence of India as a global economic power. For example, in the Western world, Indians have achieved remarkable success in their business lives which, in turn, helped foster India’s […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

In Mumbai, 22nd and 23rd April 2017, a Paperwall Media and Publishing Initiative hosts its Mumbai Poetry Festival in the New Library Hall, in Mumbai- a city of dreams. PMP has been a part of the publishing industry for the past 25 years. It began in 1992 with Abhidha, a journal dedicated to Marathi poetry, which […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

The Sherpas: Guides to the Peak of Mt. Everest

The Sherpas: Guides to the Peak of Mt. Everest

Many remember the names of those who reached the peaks of the Himalayas but few know of the Sherpa—the guides that helped the trekkers along the way. Known for their skill in mountain-climbing and withstanding low oxygen levels in high altitudes, the Sherpa are highly sought-out individuals amongst those wishing to trek the Himalayan slopes. […]

Vietnam aviation market in 2017: Big growth, big challenge

Vietnam aviation market in 2017: Big growth, big challenge

Aviation is one of the top priority sectors for development by the government of Vietnam as it is critical to the country’s economic growth. The aviation sector is overseen and managed by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), which reports to Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport. With a growing GDP and over 90 million people, […]

Male and Female Rasputins – Yesterday and Today

Male and Female Rasputins – Yesterday and Today

The role of very powerful men and women behind leading politicians is a common story worldwide. Many can give enough material to write a series of books that can actually be bestsellers. The side-stories about Park Geun-hye are somewhat in that league and roused memories of India’s only woman Prime Minster, Indira Gandhi. There is […]

China advocates ‘BRICS+’ model of open cooperation

China advocates ‘BRICS+’ model of open cooperation

By Zhao Cheng (赵成)from People’s Daily BRICS members should launch more outreach dialogue to benefit more parties with their cooperation, foster a “BRICS+” model of open cooperation, and set up a more broad-based South-South cooperation platform for the common development of emerging market economies and developing countries, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said recently as he […]

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