November 30, 2011
"From Kanchi to Cambodia – Greater India revisited”
According to media news
from Chennai, India, a Tamil Brahmin letter dated to 2nd century CE
excavated from Phu Khao Thong in Thailand, Mahabaratha scenes in Angkor
Wat in Cambodia, a bilingual inscription at Kandahar and the many forms
of Lord Ganesha in South East Asia, all provide evidence of India's
cultural influence in Asia.
November 29, 2011
Durban Climate Conference: Climate crisis to add to Food Crisis.
DURBAN, South Africa:
Storms and drought that have unleashed dangerous surges in food prices
could be a "grim foretaste" of what lies ahead when climate change bites
more deeply, Oxfam said on Monday.
November 25, 2011
Greenhouses Gases in atmosphere at record high
GENEVA, 21 November 2011 (WMO) –The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010
November 24, 2011
Why Go to Myanmar?
Why should Hillary Clinton go to Myanmar?
November 21-22, 2011
China heard grumbling over Obama’s Asian tripMore
November 15, 2011
The Future of World Trade: What’s Made in Asia Stays in Asia
As developed economies stumble, all eyes are on intra-Asia trade More
November 9, 2011
Xayaburi Dam debate flares up
A decision on whether
the Xayaburi Dam is to be built is expected to be made at the upcoming
MRC Council meeting, scheduled for December 7 - 9 in Siem Reap,
November 8, 2011
Asian students beware of “university” scams
An unfortunate series of incidents involving students from India is winding its way through US courts.
November 7, 2011
Bangkok ‘s challenge to remain afloat
As Bangkok fights the
onslaught of floodwater coming into the city, the future of Bangkok and
Jakarta, for that matter, comes into focus.
November 5, 2011
November 4, 2011Tough monsoon year for Asean
These were the most newsworthy stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of October 29-November 4.
Most of the
international reporting of the ongoing flood crisis in Southeast Asia
has focused on events in Thailand. However, there are four other Asean
countries: Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam that are also
experiencing the dangers brought on by two much water.
November 3, 2011
November 2, 2011Go west for investments?
Thailand appears headed for more crisis
today that “20 percent of Bangkok is flooded.” That is small comfort for
the 20 percent of Bangkok residents but much better solace for the 80
percent of residents who are dry. (This includes this reporter who years
ago, quite by chance, picked the “right neighborhood” in which to
With Europe and the
United States still battling the economic blues, some Asian leaders say
it is time to get investments from those regions for Asia.
November 1, 2011
Flood stressing residents
Residents of Bangkok’s
suburbs are growing weary of inundation from flood waters and in some
cases are taking things into their own hands by destroying barriers and
demanding that sluice gates to be opened more widely.