NEW DELHI -- China's ambitions in the South China Sea have extended well into the Indian Ocean, and the prospect of an emerging superpower casting its shadow has roused anxiety in a number of littoral states, which look to India as an alternative security provider.
The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.
So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, a few travel bloggers and I chime in on the destinations that top our 2013 travel bucket lists.
As the world increasingly adopts digital technologies and habits, improving the framework for information flows is essential to preserve the ability of innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere to participate effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.
"Stop messing with our future" - these are the words written on the logo of a Facebook group in the Mauritius that is hoping to bring about social and political change in the small island just off of Africa's southern coast.