This week’s digest of stories that are weird, true and funny. 1) Fit for a true fan: Brazil hairdresser etches stars’ faces on heads Looking for a new way to pay homage to your favourite sportsman or singer? At a salon just outside the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, artistic hairdresser Nariko is offering a stylish option -- etching the profiles of the famous onto the sides and back of his clients’ heads. The 27-year-old has been getting creative for a about a year now, ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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“Systems thinking” is a holistic approach in which urban areas are considered as complex “living systems” undergoing numerous dynamic exchanges. An image of Jakarta, one of Asia’s fastest-growing and most populated megacities.Himalayan times, 3 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today pressed Myanmar to engage in talks on Southeast Asia’s boat-people influx, warning it may otherwise call an emergency meeting on the unfolding humanitarian crisis. “If necessary, we will call for an emergency ...Himalayan times, 6 days ago
ICICI in China MUMBAI : ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s biggest private sector lender by assets, on Saturday opened its first branch in China as trade between Asia’s two key economies flourishes. ICICI, which is also traded in New York, said the Shanghai ...Himalayan times, 1 week ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University in China. Two Chinese students recited verses from the Bhagwad Gita at the event. Here are the highlights from the event 1) Today is historic. I have joined a very auspicious occasion here 2) Few political leaders have the good fortune of meeting students from universities outside their country. I thank you for giving me this chance 3) It is easy to open doorways ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
LANGSA : About 800 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were rescued off Indonesia today, as Myanmar undermined calls for a coordinated response to Southeast Asia’s human-trafficking crisis by threatening to boycott a planned summit. Hundreds more migrants ...Himalayan times, 1 week ago
SpiceJet is grappling with a crisis of customer confidence but it is acting swiftly and following in the footsteps of other big brands. It seems to have dodged the distress markers, at least for now. SpiceJet is back on its feet after a gruelling ordeal that saw the no-frills carrier cut its fleet size, cancel flights, default on dues, and face the ire of stranded passengers. To many it seemed as if the airline would never fly again, but it has; and through a series of timely measures, is ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
MANAMA: China’s hopes of one day hosting a World Cup would receive the full backing of Asia’s governing body more than 25 years after the idea was first mooted, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, ...Himalayan times, 3 weeks ago
MANAMA : Political kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait extended his influence further into soccer on Thursday when he was elected unopposed as one of Asia’s three ordinary representatives on FIFA’s executive committee. Sheikh Ahmad ...Himalayan times, 3 weeks ago
"350 million pairs of sports shoes are discarded every year and 1.2 billion, nearly a population of India’s size, wake up every day without having any footwear whatsoever." "Being athletes, my founder and I were forced to discard at least three to four pairs of sports shoes each year due to excessive usage." "Both of us began converting our torn shoes into slippers for personal use." "We have sold 50 pairs of footwear to public and donated 100 pairs to those without footwear in Mumbai." ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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