Author: Arun Kumar

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Island Nation on the Brink of Disaster

The Maldives are the most beautiful and remote island chains that almost look like tear drops embellishing Indian Ocean, north of the Equator. The constant threat & possibilities of Maldives atolls being swamped by rising...






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“Sans Soleil” – A Unique Audio-visual Experience

Internationally acclaimed French film-maker Alain Resnais (“Hiroshima mon Amour”, “Last Year at Marienbad”) once called the mystic and prophetic film-maker Chris Marker as an ‘alien’. It is not because Marker had inhuman-like physical attributes; it’s...






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The Legend of the Japanese Cats

The artistic and cultural depiction of cats by humans is said to have been persisting for more than nine thousand years. Cats were considered highly sacred beings in the ancient Egyptian history (Called as ‘Mau’)....






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The Boon & Bane of Maquiladoras

The Maquiladora industry is a term that is used to describe the multinational factories that hire sweatshop labor from Central America to Far East. The original set of maquiladora industries were, however, started as a...






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The Alarming Existence of Fake Rice

For the past decade or so, China’s name has been dragged across international media, whenever a counterfeit items‘existence is proven. The country has had notorious reputation for counterfeiting everything from iPhone to clothes to foods....