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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1617

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Steve Jobs Movie: a mischievous emphasis on human flaws?

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful: that's what matters to me." ~ Steve Jobs

Steve jobs, the ‘much-anticipated’ biopic of the late co-founder of Apple, was released on Friday, much to the dismay of the members of his immediate family, thousands of members – and their dependents - of Apple family, both present and past and of course, millions of loyal Apple fans, in which the visionary, according to independent critics, is disproportionately illuminated under the spotlight of his human flaws at the expense of ingenuity.

Steve Jobs Movie: a mischievous emphasis on human flaws?
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Elbowing a Superpower - Russian Style

The fact that a 3-star Russian general gave his US counterparts in Syria just an hour’s notice to move American aircrafts out so that Russia can launch air strikes, undoubtedly, is the most significant watershed moment in the post-Soviet, geo-political landscape.

Elbowing a Superpower - Russian Style
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Kondaya: hairy representation of scary developments

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of the 5-year-old girl from Kotadeniyawa, the alleged culprit, Kondaya, who was taken into custody, has since been hounding by mobs with no sign of abating, perhaps in the hope of lynching him at the first available opportunity - adding an extra layer of worry to the law-enforcement authorities, of course.

Kondaya: hairy representation of scary developments
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Diesel Dupe by Volkswagen: the irreversible dent on a global brand

It came into being as people’s car, KdF Wagen, when Adlof Hitler envisioned a car for an average German worker family, which later became known as a global motoring icon, Volkswagen, having survived a controversial, troubled past.

Diesel Dupe by Volkswagen: the irreversible dent on a global brand
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Trincomalee: memorable visit to a tourist paradise

With a depreciating rupee on the horizon while exporters feeling the pinch on many fronts, despite the theoretical advantage offered by the former, there is no more crucial time for an island nation like Sri Lanka to get its tourism strategy right – before it is too late.

Trincomalee: memorable visit to a tourist paradise
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Dangers of Playing Cupid to the Unfaithful

As the leaked details of hyperactive men and women are emerging in dribs and drabs, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, the online dating site with a ‘difference’, has stepped down from the company, having come under pressure from the stakeholders on many fronts.

Dangers of Playing Cupid to the Unfaithful
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Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election

The election fever is gone and people in Sri Lanka get on with their lives as if nothing new took place in the layer that governs them, occasionally giving their opinions to ‘breaking news’ that they get from TV, radio or via SMS – along the party lines, though.

Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election
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Plummeting Oil Price: the near- prophetic words of Sheikh Yamani

The price of oil is plummeting and it has lost its value almost by 50% of what it was a year ago, without a trace of an immediate reversal, despite the never-ending volatility in the Middle East, which used to push the price up in the past.

Plummeting Oil Price: the near- prophetic words of Sheikh Yamani
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Gossiping

With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip.

Gossiping
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Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?

The Sri Lankan General Election, scheduled to be taken place on August 17, is in full swing and the expatriate community as a whole is as keen as the local population back home in watching the latest developments.

Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?
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