SOME diseases cause political as well as health problems—and so it is with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea. Nine people have died, 122 more have been infected and the authorities have put over 2,800 people into quarantine, including an entire village, Jangduk, south of Seoul.
But the country is fighting two wars, . . . → Read More: Korea’s battle with MERS
Bollywood’s biggest international success, after many expensive and absurd attempts to break through abroad, was the 2009 film “3 Idiots.” Based on a novel by the Indian writer Chetan Bhagat, the movie follows three engineering students struggling to realize their deepest desires against the punitive strictures of teachers and parents.
Meeting young people from . . . → Read More: The idealist utopia, crushing Asian children
The age old rhetoric of our glorious past and abysmal present is taught in rote to everyone: from the child in grade five who learns that Muslims ruled over the ‘subcontinent’ for four hundred years, to a high school student who laments over how South Korea and Malaysia had adopted our five year economic plans . . . → Read More: Teetering on feeble roots
By Raheel Hanif
Pakistan start their genuine medal quest to appear on the medals table today (Saturday) when hockey team kicks off their Olympics campaign against Spain on the new-look blue turf today. Three times Olympic champions and four times world champions Pakistan have slumped at international level after poor planning and with talent . . . → Read More: Pakistan Hockey team sets out to win Olympics
Malaysia beat three-time champions Pakistan in the final to clinch their first junior Asia Cup title in 20 years in Malacca, Malaysia.
Faisal Saari and Mohd Sayyim Yusof scored for Malaysia while the Greenshirts pulled one back through Mohammad Irfan.
. . . → Read More: Pakistan loses to Malaysia in Junior Asia Cup
These are photos of extraordinary places or events and very interesting…..enjoy
The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna , at a height of 117
. . . → Read More: Bewildering places around the world
Sony plans to restore all its PlayStation Network services by this weekend in all regions except Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong, the company said Tuesday.
Sony will also resume its Music Unlimited service on its Qriocity audio and video streaming service for the PlayStation3 (PS3) and PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming platforms, Vaio laptops and . . . → Read More: Sony PlayStation Network to be fully restored by weekend