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Bollywood and India

Bollywood and India

Bollywood is like an insignia of India. Whether they like them or not, everyone knows about Bollywood films – replete with melodrama, song, and dance. Facebook posts show strange Bollywood connections. A new Spanish bride dancing to a Bollywood song on a street. German girls doing a Bollywood number on stage. Today, young men and […]

Women in political leadership: Bangladesh a unique model

Women in political leadership: Bangladesh a unique model

Bangladesh has become a unique example of women leadership in politics. One may not find such record in other countries in the globe since women were given political rights to vote and stand in elections more than 100 years ago. Bangladesh has been run by two women political leaders: Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia for […]

Trump and Asia

Trump and Asia

Bernard Rowan – The Korea Times I didn’t think Trump had a chance. His campaign rhetoric didn’t reveal much knowledge of global affairs. Beyond the pedestrian, it showed a demagogue hell-bent on thumping illegal immigrants and socking it to convenient enemies. However, Trump did win, and he’ll soon raise the hand as the next American […]

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Lee Sun-ho / The Korea Times At the dawn of the year 2017 it is intriguing to look back on the last century of human history to see how things have progressed since 1917, a typical common year of the snake, in contrast to 2017, the year of the rooster (the Lunar calendar again). In […]

Pakistan-India Relations

Pakistan-India Relations

Ambassador Hasan Habib – The Korea Times While the country was divided by political choice, some princely states were given the option to join either Pakistan or India. These included Kashmir, Hyderabad (Dakhan), and Junagadh. India occupied the Junagadh State by force despite its rulers’ desire to join Pakistan. Similarly, India annexed Hyderabad. The Hindu […]

New Year Messages of The AsiaN Authors

New Year Messages of The AsiaN Authors

Ashraf Abul-Yazid Dali – Egypt Egypt is going through a transforming era, where everything is not stable; prices, social life and infrastructure. These are the aftermath five years after 25 January revolution 2011, which included a year of suffering when Muslim Brotherhood ruled the country, sending it backwards, raising the separating elements between many social  […]

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave an unscheduled live televised address to the nation on November 8 at 8.15 pm. He suddenly announced that high denomination currency notes, all of 86% currency in current circulation, will no longer be legal tenders after midnight. The political circles and media went into a spin. […]

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, 47, is now the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) and will serve for a five year term under the country’s unique rotational monarchy system. The announcement was made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement on October […]

Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Paul Kagame, the sixth President of Rwanda, took office in the year 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu resigned. Kagame a former commander of the rebels who ended the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, once said: “In Africa today, we recognize that trade and investment, and not aid, are the pillars of development.” In fact, this principle […]

To Be or Not to Be a President!

To Be or Not to Be a President!

In every continent, there was a certain time when one country – at least – was facing a presidential crisis. Actually, 2016 showed us that we need to redefine the process to elect a person for presidency, then ask him / or her, to step down. Asia was not an exception. To begin, look at […]

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