Gulf, Asian carriers rule the skies

2015-07-03 03:00
Last week, Skytrax World Airline Awards were announced. The prizes, also called Passenger Choice Awards, are especially significant because they represent consumer preferences as expressed in direct v...

Solidifying contours of legacy?

2015-07-03 03:00
The previous week was undoubtedly one of the most successful in the presidency of Barack Obama and will likely play a major factor in his legacy for years after he leaves office. Although I am often a...

In Indira Gandhi’s footsteps

2015-07-03 03:00
The 40th anniversary of India’s infamous Emergency this June saw a great deal of interesting, if predictable, commentary. As the pundits and politicians who witnessed or bore the brunt of the reign of...

US-Cuba ties: ‘Park of Sighs’ raises hope

2015-07-03 03:00
As word spread that the United States will soon turn its interests section into a full-fledged embassy in Havana, Cubans standing outside the mission on Wednesday voiced hope for a better future.Hundr...

Living our worst nightmare

2015-07-02 03:00
Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, I had an uneasy feeling about it. At that point in time, I could not describe that eerie feeling. Later on, it turned out that I was not the only one...

Schooling and social change

2015-07-02 03:00
The importance of education — and especially schooling — cannot be overestimated. Not only has the expansion of primary and secondary education been linked to accelerated economic growth, poverty erad...

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