Instead of debating how to run Pakistan better and rid the country of poverty, political parties have been at each other’s throats. Second, we have not invested enough in the nuts and bolts of ...
Most farmers use piped mains water; a sizeable minority takes water from rivers and boreholes. Abstracting water from rivers requires special licences from the Environment Agency, a government body, ...
India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its independence from the British. Yet while the Indian republic may be young, Indian civilisation is thousands of years old. And it is among the most diverse ...
Directed by an acclaimed film-maker, Tsai Ming-liang, the imaginative, avant-garde interpretation of the Chinese epic was appropriate to the setting: the Taipei Performing Arts Centre (tpac), a ...
Strange fruit,” writes T.J. English, is “the seminal jazz song.” This haunting ballad, written by a Jewish high schoolteacher, Abel Meeropol, in 1937 and burned into the collective cultural memory by ...
So what constitutes a recession? In short, a period of significant decline in economic activity. A recession typically leads to drops in output and investment, falling profits for businesses and ...
WHEN CARBON dating was discovered in 1946, it revolutionised archaeology. An age could suddenly be put to unearthed remains of living things that had expired within the past 50,000 years. But changes ...
Other industries have gone from being respectable to questionable: fossil-fuel firms, say. (A few, like cannabis firms, are travelling in the opposite direction.) Nationality now casts shadows in ways ...
The war ended with a negotiated peace supervised by the un after the king, who had sought to crush the insurgency by assuming total control late in the conflict, was forced to return some powers to ...
T he disgruntled in South Korea have long shaved their heads. The tonsure, a symbol of sacrifice, works as a form of passive resistance. Hence the number of dissident officials and put-upon ...
With hindsight, that was the first in a succession of military showdowns over Taiwan that have defined Sino-American relations and had consequences for the world beyond. Seven decades later the fourth ...
The rise of Islamic State (is) in Syria and Iraq, which had split from al-Qaeda and in 2014 set up a media-savvy caliphate that held territory for several years, made Mr Zawahiri’s outfit look like an ...