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To Each His Own Parenting

There is no one perfect way to raise model children I must admit I am terribly scared of leaving my one-year-old daughter alone with my wife. And I blame Yale Law School professor Amy Chua for my paranoia. My little one was born barely three months after Chua horrified the Western world with her parenting […]

Marching On With the Times

For the young activist in Malaysia, idealism has acquired a sheen of pragmatism For much of the month of April, student groups in Malaysia marched in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, demanding the abolition of the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN), a student loan scheme that the protesters criticised as an exploitative, anti-poor commercial scheme. […]

Weapon of Peace

India allays fears over its latest ballistic missile launch A week after successfully testing its maiden Long Range Ballistic Missile (LRBM) Agni-V, India sought to downplay the regional security implications of the launch by dubbing the missile as a “weapon of peace”. “We were asked to develop a national deterrent as part of a government […]

Clearing Skies

China and India lead boycott of Europe’s carbon tax regime Asia is taking the global trade war to the skies. Following the outcry over the January 1 decision by the European Union (EU) to levy carbon taxes on all airlines serving EU airports, China and India are leading a boycott of what they call a […]

Exploiting Hunger

India’s food bill is nothing but a political move to woo poor in blatant re-election bid India’s corruption-tainted federal government may just have found a way to resurrect itself in the eyes of the country’s largely poor electorate. Ahead of the 2014 federal elections, the Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance government is preparing to introduce […]

Triumph of the Spirit

Myanmar emerges from the ravages of military rule to celebrate democracy Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi hailed a “new era” for Myanmar after her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a landslide victory in the April 1 parliamentary by-elections. Myanmar’s election commission confirmed on April 2 that Suu Kyi’s NLD won 40 out […]

Two Steps Back

Rahul Gandhi succumbs to divisive, caste-based electioneering in Uttar Pradesh, in the long, hard climb towards India’s top post (20 January 2012) — Rahul Gandhi, the fifth-generation guardian of one of the longest running political dynasties in the modern world, and more importantly, the man whom many in India see as the nation’s future prime […]