Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Publication date 07 November 2019 | 21:54 | ICT

The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago this week provided cause for celebration, and not just in Europe. The structure was the most potent physical manifestation of the Cold War, symbolising what Winston Churchill had described (years



  • Seeking happiness the Bhutanese way

    Publication date 27 October 2019 | 20:35 | ICT

    People and organisations in many countries around the world claim to have adopted Bhutan’s human development vision of Gross National Happiness (GNH).

  • Beware Rainsy’s fake news-based political narrative

    Publication date 24 October 2019 | 21:22 | ICT

    Fake news and hatred are common in the political public sphere. It’s created and disseminated to influence public discourse and to discredit opponents for political gain. Such tactics can be traced back to ancient Rome.

  • Global tax emergency: Time for developing nations to speak up

    Publication date 23 October 2019 | 21:31 | ICT

    In the face of global outrage at the low or no taxes paid by some of the world’s largest multinationals, the Group of 20 appointed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a few years ago to design alternati

  • The Philippines: An Asian anomaly

    Publication date 22 October 2019 | 21:00 | ICT

    Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman, while on a study visit to the Philippines in 1992, remarked that it was a Latin American economy on the wrong side of the Pacific.

  • Are you malnourished?

    Publication date 21 October 2019 | 21:06 | ICT

    The word ‘malnutrition’ tends to invoke images of starving children in refugee camps, fleeing conflict or drought in lands far-away.

  • Cambodia-Iran: An occasion to reflect on gender

    Publication date 20 October 2019 | 21:05 | ICT

    October was a landmark night for the disparate nations of Cambodia and Iran. Facing off in Tehran for their World Cup 2022 qualifier, Iran inflicted the Cambodian national team’s heaviest ever defeat as 14-0 winners.

  • Turkey is stepping up where others fail to act

    Publication date 17 October 2019 | 20:38 | ICT

    Syria’s refugee flows, violence and instability have pushed us to the limit of our tolerance.

  • Discredited West ought to keep quiet on Kashmir

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:39 | ICT

    Recently, a few US senators, members of the UK Labour party and some political leaders from other Western nations have advised India to lift restrictions in Kashmir.

  • Lifeless forests?

    Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:29 | ICT

    Until I interacted with some biodiversity experts in a workshop meeting last weekend, I didn’t know that we have largely been doing reforestation wrong in the Philippines.

  • Let girls realise their dreams

    Publication date 14 October 2019 | 20:56 | ICT

    All over the world, we are seeing more and more girls raising their voice for their rights.