Based on my conversations with folks at IAMCR and even back in the United States, progress is being made to help "de-politicize" Hinduism. It will eventually mean Hindus - no matter how they self-define or self-identify - can start to more boldly be part of the public sphere without politicized or attacked for doing so.
Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule's release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the substance of the rule and the EPA's authority to issue it.
The recovery continues, but it remains weak, indeed a bit weaker than we forecast in April. We have revised our forecast for world growth in 2014 from 3.7 percent in April to 3.4 percent today. This headline number makes things look worse than they really are.
Despite Japan's reputation for high tech toilets and washlets, and the announcement of a Toilenniale (toilet-themed art festival) to open in Oita prefecture in 2015, a surprising number of households in Japan still have the old-style Japanese "pit toilets."
Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.
The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.
Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?
HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...
Outside of Khorog, the sole city in the region, government control evaporates. Life is exclusively local in the villages and foreigners are a rare and welcome treat.
Hopefully, Mr. Modi will recognize that the fragile nature he holds in temporary custody is a product of millions of years of evolutionary Karma. Grandmother Nature gave birth to Mother India, which he has sworn to serve.
The proliferation of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) amongst rebels and militia has exponentially increased the threat to aircraft and helicopters that operate above lands where governance is scarce and tensions are rife.
Between far-sighted enabling regulation, investments in 21st century infrastructure, and the willingness to channel its own transactions to lubricate the system, India is pulling all the right levers to advance financial inclusion and economic citizenship.
After surviving the Cambodian Genocide orchestrated by Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979, Ponheary Ly returned to Siem Reap, Cambodia with what was left of her family.
Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.
It has yet to be determined whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony will translate into substantive improvement in Pakistan-India relations. This will be dictated primarily by two factors: the mutual interests and actions of both actors and the state of security within Pakistan.
India's sexual violence is unique in some ways, but in others, it reflects the global crisis of violence against women, particularly girls.