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Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s death and the impact on the international world order

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In April, in one of the discussions at St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, I asked the question from the invited speaker, whether the Gaza war will be the key milestone for transformation of...

Compassion can produce better performance

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Compassion is a mental attitude or an orientation toward suffering that contains four components. It is not a hobby or something you do when you are in a good mood, well-fed, or among your...

This Mother’s Day, here are 5 reasons to celebrate motherhood – by choice

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 Every woman has the right to choose whether or not to become a mother. But in reality, millions of women and girls face high rates of sexual violence, a lack of access to contraceptives...

China and the US should not go to war

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The US has no Plan B, says Professor Radhika Desai, Director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, on the YouTube Thinkers Forum on 25 January 2024. She goes over paradigm shifts in 2023 on America's...

The Pavilions Himalayas, the Farm: A resort that whispers luxury in the most discreet...

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The Pavilions Himalayas The Farm is a beautiful luxurious resort that offers a respite from the crowds outside and a quick peek into luxury and nature. This is a resort that whispers luxury in the...

India election seems less serious as voter turnout slumps in second phase

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This election increasingly looks more and more curious, less and less serious. The absence of substance in this election is probably one of the reasons for the low voting percentage. With the heat also...

Investing in equality: How young women are innovating to improve their health, rights and...

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 “I lead a team of six amazing women, with specialties from pharmaceutical supply chains to software engineering and digital marketing – our journey so far in empowering young women to take charge of their...

Addressing escalating discontent among medical professionals will strengthen the healthcare system in India

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In a march to Rajghat, a few months ago, doctors articulated 13 long-standing demands. While these demands are not novel, the accumulation of system anomalies, mishandling by various stakeholders, and a history of inaction has...

An era of great misunderstanding of China

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The recent San Francisco rapport between US President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping has resulted in a flurry of fence-mending visits to Beijing by top US officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  It has also made possible for Commander of the US Pacific Fleet,...

Unpacking 5 truths about equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights today

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Over the past 30 years, global commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights have made remarkable advances: Maternal death rates have dropped by almost a third, the number of women using modern contraception...