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Hong Kong protesters scatter in Admiralty after police fires tear gas rounds and rubber bullets

June 2019 student protest ends in tear gas and rubber bullets at Admiralty as marchers scatter to flee the choking blue haze - Photo: Vijay Verghese

In HK it's time for Big-Tent all-party all-hue talks

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The city is transfixed by the symptoms, not the cure. Force is not the answer for the student protests and endless marches. This is not a law and order issue. It is a social distress call from the heart and it's time for cooler heads to talk. 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…

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. Trump to donate his entire 2017 earnings? Read more

Fire in the sky

As the heated exchange between Pyongyang and the USA continues, by October, 2017, North Korea had fired a staggering 22 missiles over the year. Read more

Weighty bad loans

Chinese and Indian banks are racking up bad loans despite efforts at regulation. 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…

A yawning Gulf

The world races to deal with tanker threats in the Persian Gulf as Iran hits back against sanctions... See world opinion

Case of the disappearing GM

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