The Brexitization of European politics

November 3, 2018 00:10 AM

BRUSSELS – Far from settling the question of the United Kingdom’s future, the 2016 Brexit referendum and subsequent negotiations with the European Union have triggered a full-blown identity crisis and culture war in Britain. Two years after the UK electorate voted by 52 percent  to 48 percent  to withdraw from the EU, it is safe to say that former Prime Minister David Cameron’s ploy to settle a long-running niche debate within the Conservative Party has backfired spectacularly.

How to design our cities to make them age friendly?

November 3, 2018 00:05 AM

Aging population and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that “average life expectancy at birth in 1955 was just 48 years; in 1995 it was 65 years; in 2025 it will reach 73 years”.

Mining data from social media for ‘good’

November 1, 2018 01:30 AM

Social media mining is a process of getting data from those who use social media and such gathered data is basically known as big data

Healing properties of vegetables

November 1, 2018 01:00 AM

My grandmother used to give us banana and yogurt when we had diarrhea. She had the knowledge to use banana as medicine from her grandmother

America’s self-defeating China policy

November 1, 2018 00:30 AM

After decades of globalization and technological progress, countries are more interconnected than ever, with policy decisions made in one country having far-reaching spillover effects

Can “sorry” lead to lasting peace?

October 31, 2018 01:30 AM

Without an admission that violence may not have been necessary, there can be no repentance or apology and, therefore, no reconciliation

Kathmandu Metropolitan City in action

October 31, 2018 01:00 AM

Health and education are some of core areas of service delivery and local development that fall within the responsibility of the local government

The Folly of MBS

October 31, 2018 00:30 AM

Egypt had effectively opted out of the regional-influence game, and Turkey, though a member of NATO, was a difficult partner

A troublesome Tika

October 30, 2018 01:30 AM

Historically, palaces have been a shelter for elements hatching intrigues and conspiracies. Has the republican palace, like the royal palace, also turned into one such hub?

Is there a remittance trap?

October 30, 2018 01:00 AM

High levels of remittances can spark a vicious cycle of economic stagnation and dependence