Like millions of women in India, Mousumi Kayal and Tumpa Kayal too were perhaps born to get married, produce children and spend the whole of their lives in the kitchen.
Business persons, diplomats and government officials in Taiwan need to be aware of the latest United States law that is detrimental to expatriate United States citizens who live in Taiwan, including dual citizens.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his eighth and last State of the Union address on Jan. 12. It was essentially a victory lap. He has earned it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed all set to regain control of Germany's polarizing debate over refugees.
Poland's parliamentary elections were held last October and since then the far-right Law and Justice party has controlled the presidency and both houses of parliament.
With the incumbent Korean National Assembly embroiled in unending bipartisan and factional feuds, while still failing to draw out an electorate map with just three months left to the elections, it seems less-than-political people, and even controversial figures, believe they can do a better job.
In 1990, when the democratic movement gained strong momentum and Nepal finally entered a painfully long spell of transition from a monarchy to a fledgling democracy, it had the advantage of having at the helm some of the surviving leaders from the first generation of freedom fighters.
For more than a century, mainland China's desire to bring Hong Kong and Taiwan fully into its fold has been thwarted by various events: opium wars, conflict with Japan, civil war.
As we celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 8, it's in with the Year of the Monkey and out with the Year of the Sheep. But before the lunar year past fully recedes into memory, we take our annual look back at the people and events that made headlines across Asia, for good and for bad.
Around 80 percent of the world's men and boys will become fathers during their lifetime, and virtually all men have at least some connection to children in caregiving relationships. Despite this, the practice of engaging men in caregiving is virtually invisible in public policies and discourses.