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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771

News Analysis

The Unreality Of Our Real Life

Two events, occurring in quick succession in the recent past, have been very disturbing. One is the sounding of death knell by Mark Thompson (director general of British Broadcasting Corporation), of the Hindi radio service of BBC. And the other is an unabashed reality show doing its rounds on a popular FM Radio channel for the selection of the biggest lout of the city of Lucknow.

Smugglers switching to human cargo after loss of LTTE arms business- Canadian Minister

The smuggling syndicates lost the lucrative business of arms when the war ended in Sri Lanka so they switched to human cargo, using the expertise and government contacts they had developed, stated Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Breaking the silence against rising violent attacks on women

It was the voice of women in Uttar Pradesh that found an expression at a silent march organised by women's organisations working for women rights in Lucknow on 12 February 2011.

Military rule in Egypt (July 1952-February 2011)

In Egypt, Till very recent President Hosni Mubarak was flying high and leading an exhilarating life with no worries. Having ruled with full authority for 30 years and having amassed a fortune of over $40 billion and owning posh mansions in several western countries and counting himself among the richest men of the world, he was now looking forward to the coming elections in September 2011 in which he was all set to get his son Gamal elected and succeed him so that he could lead a quiet and comfortable retired life.

Buddhists decry drift towards multi-faith state in Sri Lanka

A resolution vehemently condemning government’s nonchalance in retaining Sri Lanka’s Buddhist image was unanimously adopted at a largely attended meeting held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Hall, Colombo on February 11. The issue is a covert move by the Prime Minister to promote a multi-religious program on the pretext of commemorating the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi (Anniversary of the of Siddhartha Gauthama’s attainment of Buddhahood).in May, 2011.

Arabs’ Got Talent

The Arab version of the Got Talent series, Arabs’ Got Talent, kicked off on MBC 4 from mid-January, featuring on every Friday (18.00 Hrs. KSA Time). Got Talent is a British TV format conceived and owned by the ‘American Idol’ fame Simon Cowell.

Hosni Mubark: the Rise and fall of a War Hero

When Muhhamed Hosni Mubarak finally quit the presidency on Friday, not only did he contradict himself by the defiance that he showed 24 hours before, but also managed to keep the world in suspense about his intentions.

Sri Lanka´s Master Plan to Lose the 2011 Cricket World Cup

The 2011 Cricket World Cup is upon us and this is an ideal time to revisit and update the article by this author published in The Asian Tribune on November 27, 2005 titled, What should be done to stop the decline in Sri Lankan Cricket?* The article was a reaction to the 6-1 trashing by India in the "Videocon Cup" cricket series.

Remaking Sri Lanka in the Rajapaksa Image?

Neither President Mahinda Rajapaksa nor his administration can be faulted for the calamitous weather conditions afflicting Sri Lanka. Global warming is a global phenomenon, an environmental malaise to which the entire world (and each one of its people) has contributed, to a greater or a lesser degree.

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