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Peaceful Hong Kong protest march outside SOGO, Causeway Bay

Peaceful mid- 2019 protests like this one outside SOGO in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, have been eclipsed by violent mobs and weekend arson - Photo: Vijay Verghese

No pyrrhic victory for students as Hong Kong burns

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

Fixing kinks in local governance and reforming Legco must be combined with massive social outreach to assuage teen rage before a real life video game goes off the rails. The city has tired of naive mob rule and wanton MTR arson. more…

The B-737 MAX-8: Accident by design?

B-737 MAX-8 - subject of an investigation into safety certification practices

Investigation into safety certification after two fatal crashes

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The B-737 MAX-8 crashes put the spotlight on possible design flaws and a cosy vetting process that failed to sound the alarm. more…

Indian media in a time of nationalism

What does the rise of Indian nationalism mean for the media?

What does the rise of Indian nationalism mean for the media?

MOHAMMAD HAMID ANSARI
NEW DELHI

Former vice president of India, points to the difference between patriotism and nationalism in BG Verghese memorial lecture. more…

In India, it's still divide et imperā

Big Indian smiles may disappear as the country turns saffron

That Indian smile may be endangered as citizenship changes loom

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

"We the people," starts the Indian Constitution. A new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill may refashion this by stealth. more…

Paradoxical PM and the attack on science

BJP's attack on science in India is not based on rational thought or historical fact

Much loved god Ganesha is just one of the accidental dramatis personae

SHASHI THAROOR
NEW DELHI

How Hindutva ideologues are undermining the very idea of India. The Attack on Science - from a new book by Shashi Tharoor. more…

Asia has two green thumbs

By late 2019, two surprise candidates at the forefront of the greening of the earth, were China and India. China accounts for 25% of global greening through forests and croplands. Read more

If the money's right

How much do world leaders get paid to shake hands and smile on TV? Quite a bit, it turns out, but not if you're at the helm of the world's most populated country. Read more

Weighty bad loans

Chinese and Indian banks have racked up weighty bad loans. China's Big Four had just under US$112 billion in bad loans - a climb of 4.6% year on year end June 2017. Read more

An Aye for an Aye - online click storm

How Internet giants are reshaping our world for better or worse...

Google office at Mountain View California. Where is it leading us?

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The Internet, led by Google and Facebook, was once a force for good. What happened? The online click-storm affects us all. more…

Seeing red over green

Greta Thunberg's climate change salvos have world leaders squirming ... See world opinion

Case of the disappearing GM

Are hotel behemoths eliminating humans from the hospitality mix? more…