Dearest Chubbiness, I know you’re only 16 as you read this but trust me, you won’t imagine what life will be like 10 years down the line. You’ve probably been through more schools than anyone can ever imagine but trust me, you will pass everything just fine. You may not get to pursue the higher education dream that you want, ...

In Pakistan, they are asking for fingerprints. In India, Aadhaar: ET has learnt that the security establishment is now veering towards the view that since Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI) claims that it has back-end data of most of Aadhaar recipients in the form of address proof document submitted by them while applying for an UID number, Aadhaar ...

Professor Ali Mazrui, originally of Makarere University in East Africa, has passed away. Eulogies are coming out fast and furious, among them this: There is one crucial similarity between prophets on the one hand and public intellectuals on the other. Both seek to define the terms of the debate in an argument. But the terms of a debate cannot be ...

Every toe curling fist clenching moment I’m reminded that we are completely ablaze & alive. Still.

The recently released report on the State of Broadband 2014 declares specific targets; Advocacy Target 1: Making broadband policy universal – by 2015, all countries should have a national broadband plan or strategy or include broadband in UAS Definitions Advocacy Target 2: Making broadband affordable – by 2015, entry-level broadband services should be made affordable in developing countries through adequate regulation and market forces ...

I have a 4 inch platformish shoe/sandalish thing that I wear to office on and off when I’m in Jeans. Shorties like me like to feel like we’re on top of the world on and off. There is this air of confidence and authority that swooshes around my head when I’m in heels and feel taller around others. Anyhoo, 2 ...

My Hobby – Reading I have many hobbies. They are gardening, reading and watching cartoons. Out of them, reading is my favorite hobby. I read novels, magazine and news pepper. I read during my leisure. Reading is an important hobby. I read novels and magazines on Saturdays and Sundays. And I also read newspapers every day. My father buys me books. I have ...

…so often than not, when we meet new people one of the first questions that we ask them is “So…what do you do?”. And they answer comprehensively with little or no hesitation whatsoever. But ask someone “So…who ARE you?” and they pause, hesitate and even assume that you are a whacko! We have defined ourselves based on what we do, ...

My Favorite Game – Volleyballl There are many games in the world. Some of them are volleyball, football, cricket and netball. My favorite game is volleyball. It is a very famous game in the world. It is the national game of Sri Lanka. A volleyball team has 6 players. It has two captains for the two teams. And also it has vice captains. It is ...

YOUR GUIDE TO HAVING A DHAMAKEDAR DIWALI Not quite had the time to plan your Diwali holidays but still, want to make sure it’s not spent in front of the telly with a bowl of chips? Read on to know what you can do in and around the city this festive season TRAVEL If you feel that the real essence of Diwali is lost in its crass ...

BEING BOLLYWOOD WITHOUT BEING BORING So you aspire to not only know all kinds of abbreviations and expansions (DCH is for babies; try HDDCS) but also rattle off Hindi cinema dialogues that range from the iconic to the idiotic. If you’re looking at ‘being’ more Bollywood but would rather be caught dead than alive gaping at Mannat, here’s a guide on getting better at the ...

By Vishakha Wijenayake Small Island states such as Sri Lanka are inextricably intertwined with their global landscape when it comes to effects of climate change. In 2011 Sri Lanka was one of the ten countries worst affected by natural disasters due to adverse consequences of global-warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that as sea levels continue to rise, ...

The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) of Pakistan circulated the initial draft Telecom Policy 2014 for comments in October this year. The policy addresses all aspects relating to the telecom sector and has progressive suggestions sans sufficient detail. As a result, specific comments could not be made. However, LIRNEasia has provided recommendations based on past research, specifically on broadband quality of service, ...

Royal were never going to keel over and gift the Hayman to St. Thomas’ on Saturday at the Sugathadasa Stadium pool. Those days are past. Now it’s a real contest. Buoyed by their come back win from two years ago Royal started the game off brightly. A two goal cushion isn’t always great, but it’s better than one, and with ...

In today’s Financial Express, Sudhir Shah and Payal Malik conclude their assessment of the work of Tirole and Laffont (who would have been a co-recipient had he lived) concludes thus: The institutional context for Tirole’s work is also important. While Tirole and numerous collaborators have built a sophisticated theory to guide regulators and thereby accorded regulators an important institutional space ...

Sleepless nights make me wonder… Will I see ghosts in the mirror? Will my mind be at peace? Will cockroaches start creeping around in the dark? Will time stop at midnight? Should we take the sun for granted? What if it doesn’t show up one day? Am I where im supposed to be? Will life ever change for the better? ...

The award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics to Jean Tirole is a cause for celebration for LIRNEasia. At the time of its inception in 2004, LIRNEasia committed itself to blend theory and practice to inform policymakers. One area identified by Rohan Samarajiva the founding Chair of LIRNEasia, was regulatory rules governing the telecommunications sector in the region. Regulatory ...

Christopher Columbus was a pretty awful dude. Besides not discovering that the world was round (people knew that) he enslaved natives, cut off their arms and hands when they didn’t bring him enough gold, raped and sold their women (including girls as young as nine or ten), and basically started the genocide of the original Americans. He should probably ...

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently launched a public consultation on – “Delivering Broadband Quickly: What do we need to do?” In this consultation, TRAI has identified many bottlenecks across the broadband supply chain in India. While the consultation was broad and TRAI had highlighted 22 issues for consultation, LIRNEasia‘s response covered the following three specific areas based on our research. The ...

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