FEATURE: Nehru-Gandhi family: A dynasty in decline


NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Nehru-Gandhi name no longer carries the political weight that it did in India's past.

In 1977, India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi travelled to Bihar state where nine Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, had been killed by a gang of upper-caste men.

EDITORIAL: Thailand army shoots itself in the foot

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Report that absolves military officials of any guilt over death of cadet has serious credibility issues

Re-thinking Development

Given massive social divisions and the disruptions from technology, what is the new development model? 


Should Asians be financial leaders or followers?

Hong Kong this week celebrated the breaking of the Hang Seng Index 30,000 level, poised to break the peak of 31,958 set on October 30, 2007 that was the last hurrah before the global financial crisis.  

Earlier last month, the US Treasury published the third of its reports on the US financial system, with the aim of unwinding much of the tough financial reforms enacted in the post-crisis decade on banking, capital markets and asset management and insurance.

EDITORIAL: The delicate art of balancing China and US


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - What thailand can learn from singapore’s foreign policy nuances.

Searching for Development4.0

As we go through the fog of modernity, confused by threats of war, toxic politics, terrorism, tech- led job disruption, natural and human disasters, what is the right development model going forward?

OPINION: Painful days as media grapples with disruption

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Like others abroad, The Straits Times is facing up to a new media age, by focusing, collaborating and growing its reach.

The purple $1,000 Singapore bill in a corner of the smart book cover caught my eye.

EDITORIAL: Sheer abuse of power

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Alarming atrocities around Southeast Asia raise the question: What happened to human values?

Feeling Dumb about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

There has been so much hype about AI that rock star historian turned futurist Yuval Noah Harari thinks that Man (Homo Sapiens) will evolve into Homo Deus – almost god-like through technology and science conquering famine, war and possibly even death (Vintage Books, 2015). 

OPINION: A reflection on Facebook

Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN - Within a week after I wrote about the President becoming a purveyor of fake news, someone decided to teach me a lesson by setting up a Facebook account using my name and an old photo of myself riding a motorcycle. It looked authentic enough, except for the fine print listing my title as “Ediotor” (sic) of the Inquirer, and describing my work as “trash.”