Human beings use different kinds of energy for different purposes all over the planet every hour of the day and night. About one-third of the human-produced energy is used for transportation which requires energy that is easily stored and ready for...
By M. S. Shah Jahan (continued from last week) It was 14 November 2011. Neil Heywood, a Beijing resident, arrived in fog-shrouded Chongqing and checked into Sheraton Hotel, as he was summoned on short notice for a meeting in Chongqing with...
As many of you know most of the gasoline available in North America today has a biofuel component of between 5 - 10 percent. Newer cars and trucks are E85 compatible, meaning they can operate with up to 85...
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's. Many of those old, reliable PV solar-powered satellites are still up...
The concepts of universal access and openness that underlined the Internet creation three decades ago are under greater threat than ever before. There are very powerful forces that have lined up against openness of internet on all sides around the...
By M.S. Shah Jahan “Corruption is the most crucial threat to the ruling party" - Wen Jiabao, Chinese Premier At an annual meeting of anti-corruption officials on 26 March, the Chinese Prime Minister had little progress to point to. He said...
By M.S. Shah Jahan April 1, traditionally known as a day to fool or a day of fools for fun making, got a different significance in the international arena of politics and economy in 2012 when Myanmar's government fooled the entire...
The attention of much of the Arab world has recently been focused on the landmark Arab League summit, held between 27 and 29 March, the first to be held in Iraq since 1990.  Going forwards, however, preparations are already...
Here’s a question I always thought about: If I were rich, would I bother myself with studying? As a child, I can’t remember a day when I wanted to go to school. At that age, we really just didn’t understand the...
By M.S. Shah Jahan Crude oil has reigned supreme for most of the last century but the grim reality is that peak oil is already here. The term "peak oil" doesn't mean that there isn't any more oil in the...
By Moign Khawaja Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I'm sure you all know what the day is about and what it entails if you celebrate this day or choose not to. People do or do not observe it for various reasons...
A recent spate of events have brought into focus the issue of mobile phone hacking. The most recent scandal involved the News of the World newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch?s News Corporation. The employees of the paper had hacked...
I wrote a piece that got published on Arabian Gazette website sometime last week. It was about how rape accusations are increasingly being used as a tool in a conflict-prone world by the masters of the declining empire, as...
By Arindam Mukherjee What if a man is found guilty of sexual harassment? He will lose his job, his deposits, his respect if any, and will face a lengthy imprisonment. But what if a woman is found guilty? You kidding??...
Talk of the town now is Kindle and e-book readers. I just wonder how they will replace the traditional paper book. Recently, some early adopters bought one version or the other but they complain of having to wait long...
For all you tweeps out there, there is something in store for you. To the Android and iPhone users, look carefully at your twitter page, you may just find a difference, or you may find the similarities between Twitter...
Every woman likes shopping. The revolution of online shopping os bringing her the choice to avoid busy shops, surly sales executives and long waits for changing rooms. Shopping with Jen, a lovely friend of mine, is fun but also...
Banks today are the support system for many individuals and corporations. Out of these, some are highly recommended to join hands with. Barclays is a bank which has over 300 years of history and expertise in the field of...
Few years ago, a small rural town in Spain twinned with a similar town in Greece. The Mayor of the Greek town visited the Spanish town. When he saw the palatial mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor, he wondered...
People insist they don?t want anyone to interfere in their lives. Is it really possible given that things no longer remain private when said on a public forum? Despite strict privacy settings, it is not difficult to seek for...
Year 2002 brought remarkable successes to the English football club Arsenal, as it clinched the FA Cup and secured the 2nd position in Premier League. Many pundits say the showy symbol ?O2? on the players? chests was one of...
Who was Muammar Gaddafi? Muammar al-Gaddafi was born on?7 June 1942. He?raised in a bedouin tent in the desert near Sirte (Sidra). According to many biographies, his family belongs to a small tribe of Arabs, the Qadhadhfa. They are mostly...
Today?s world is growing more dependent on the social networking sites for job search, news, dating and to stay connected with the people across the globe than ever. Small businesses now have a bigger platform to voice their requirements...
There are social, psychological and cultural aspects to every economic slowdown. The media, however, plays a crucial role in building up these sentiments for or against any ruling government. An example of this is the recent "Occupy Wall Street" Movement,...
The road to hell is often paved with good intentions. While sports can bring in a lot of glory, they can turn out to be fatal as well. Many a times we go with the flow of the game...
By Dina Kobeissi Tawakkul Karman Remember this name. The first and the youngest ever woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize is Tawakkul Karman. At 32, this Yemeni journalist, democracy activist and politician who co-founded the human rights group "Women Journalists Without Chains"...
By Rizana S Jahan Honesty is the best policy but is it really? Are honest people the most successful people in this world or they're shunned for being ?honest?? People say, be honest, be yourself, because that is the way to...
To read this article I want you to do the following: Forget religion, morality and ethics; instead think HUMANITY! If you were a doctor in charge of the intensive care ward at a hospital and you have a patient who suffers...
Here's how it goes, whenever my husband comes home with a big smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye and a certain look that he gives me that says what a wonderful world! I know that...
China seems to have been the most brazenly vocal critic of the US government?s inability to control its skyrocketing debt, going as far as to accuse Americans of ?living out of their means? and harboring a ?debt addiction?. Such...