11:58 am November 19, 2014 | No Comment
Authorities are building an underground metro near the Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of the Winds” in Jaipur’s old city. But archaeologists as well as tourist guides fear the multi-million dollar project will disturb the foundations of the monuments, built in the 1700s by the all-powerful Maharaja rulers.
6:43 pm November 17, 2014 | No Comment
The 2014 European Higher Education Fair, held for the sixth time in Jakarta, featured representatives from 150 universities from 14 countries — the biggest event of its kind held in Indonesia.
11:15 am November 16, 2014 | No Comment
The growing ranks of cellphone addicts are turning cities like Tokyo, London, New York and Hong Kong into increasingly hazardous hot spots, where zombified shoppers appear to be part of vast games of human pinball.
10:51 am November 11, 2014 | No Comment
In Burkino Faso’s version of WikiLeaks, enterprising advocates of transparency were selling the secret financial and legal papers of the toppled president’s family to anyone with a few francs to spare.
10:03 am November 9, 2014 | No Comment
The first Vivafit in Indonesia occupies a four-story building in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. The gym employs only female staff, from the receptionists to the fitness instructors and the janitorial staff.
1:05 pm November 6, 2014 | No Comment
A French start-up is hoping to take a slice of the multi-billion Halal food market with a device allowing diners to find out within minutes whether a dish contains pork. Capital Biotech has received orders from as far afield as Turkey, Chile and Indonesia for its “Halal Test” which tests within 10 minutes whether a food contains pork meat, forbidden for Muslims and Jews.
8:10 am November 6, 2014 | No Comment
The global financial crisis hit hard in central and eastern Europe, but one industry has thrived: second-hand clothing stores. While in western Europe the squeeze on household finances prompted many consumers to turn to discount retailers like Primark, their peers further east have shifted to the used clothing sector.