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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2042

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You can drop a dress size by drinking tea!

The house I have rented out in Riyadh from a Saudi citizen was a military attaché in one of their embassies in the West and is a true tea lover. He owns many properties in this fashionable Sulaimania district.

 Thomas de Quincey
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Looking at Yesterdays to Explain Tomorrow

November 19, 2017 is the hundredth birth anniversary of a remarkable Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ( 19 Nov 1917- 31 Octoner 1994) who left her mark on the history of India. A freedom Fighter and Organizer of Bangladesh Government Mujibnagar paid his Tribute.

Looking at Yesterdays to Explain Tomorrow
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Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer

Latha Walpola, the greatest Living Legend of playback singing behind Sinhala Silver Screen, the golden voice ever created with Deshamanya Title, the second highest National Award, completes 70 years this year 2017 in her career in singing. This is a remarkable milestone in her life arguably as the longest Living Legend. The best appropriate time to write this article would be on her 83rd birthday which falls on November 11, 2017.

Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
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Robert Mugabe: falling for Grace that led to falling from grace

Judging by what is happening in Harare, Zimbabwe, not only has Grace Mugabe, the wife of embattled, soon-to-be-ex President Mugabe, done her bit to make mockery of the maxim, especially in the last few years, but also elevated herself to the top rank on the national loathing index – without so much effort.

Robert Mugabe: falling for Grace that led to falling from grace
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Pleasant memories of a Gintota born person

We are certain that majority of our people are peace loving and will not hesitate to condemn any kind of clashes between communities.

Bertrand Russel
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Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus – have been forced to leave their native land to settle in Bangladesh as a refugee.

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem
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Cambodia: The End of Democracy

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday.

Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters Oun Chhin (centre, back) and Yeang Socheameta (left in blue shirt) are escorted by officials after being detained for questioning in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.
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India: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meeting district officials!

Tamil Nadu governor’s action of talking directly to the officials has been criticized by political leaders in the state who argue Governor cannot do that as there is an elected government, MLAs, MPs, ministers, who would do that job and Governor should not have assumed the role assigned for the state government.

India: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meeting district officials!
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“Beer is the gateway to other drugs,” - Dr. Kithalawaarachchi

“I must emphasize the fact that beer is the gateway to other drugs and that there is no connection between tourism and alcohol use whatsoever,” asserted Dr. Samanatha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi.

“Beer is the gateway to other drugs,” - Dr. Kithalawaarachchi
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Saudi Arabia vs Iran: has Sunni-Shia rivalry taken a turn for the worse?

The dramatic – and unprecedented – resignation of Saad Harriri, the Lebanese Prime Minister, in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, rather than his home country, coincided with two major events in the Middle East in the last few days, in the ascending order of anxiety for the wider world.

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: has Sunni-Shia rivalry taken a turn for the worse?
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