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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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How to safe guard the neglected Himalayas

The abandonment of the policy of “benign neglect” of the north Himalayan borders by India came in the wake of nearly 600 intrusions by Chinese troops within the course of one year all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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Today : Kandy Esala Perahera

The historic Esala Perahera in Kandy, the world’s oldest, religious and cultural pageant will begin on July 27 with the traditional installation of Kapa (Kap-Situweema) at the four Devales located around the Sri Dalada Maligawa. It is held annually at Kandy and beginning with the full moon poya day on the Buddhist month of Esala (July or August).

Today : Kandy Esala Perahera
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Stigma blocks access to care for young gays and transgender

Stigma related to HIV not only blocks access to existing services for key affected populations but also increases risk of HIV acquisition manifold. When self-stigma or shame seeps in, it pushes people into depression, aggression, self-harm, addictions or even suicide. HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the community further escalates self-stigma. At 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people shared their experiences of external and internalized stigma they face.

Stigma blocks access to care for young gays and transgender
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President Rajapaksa congratulates President-elect Joko Widodo of Indonesia

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections.

Newly elected President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo
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Debate about the Ideal Woman Body Shape – curve or hourglass

In the modern world, it is almost accepted as gospel truth: the ideal shape of a woman is slender, either with an hourglass shape or a curve. As an inevitable psychological effect of a somewhat questionable cause, most women tend to question themselves whether they got such a figure or not – in metaphorical terms, black and white with no room for an intermediate position – and of course, then judge themselves while causing immense anxiety, not only to the individual in question, but also to the immediate circles around her.

Debate about the Ideal Woman Body Shape – curve or hourglass
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Letter from America: Israeli Jews, Hate Crime and Hate Speech

In the last two days I have almost stopped watching TV news. It has been too painful to watch the gory scenes of the massacre of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.

Letter from America: Israeli Jews, Hate Crime and Hate Speech
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