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Militants Plan to Target British Women Drinkers

By: mandy | Date: March 29, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Travelers are being warned about a potential threat when traveling to Goa, India. Last week a group of Hindu nationalists announced that it will target British women that consume alcohol in the popular beach bars in Goa.

The Sri Ram Sena group has been labeled a “Hindu Taliban” by detractors who object to its violent protests. The group wants to stem the ‘creeping westernization” of the traditional values and culture of India. They claim that western culture is to blame for tragedies such as last year’s gang rape and murder of a British teen in Goa.

The group is believed to be behind assaults on couples who court in public and younger women found drinking in bars. They reportedly kidnapped the daughter of a politician after rumors surfaced that she was dating a Muslim.

In addition to targeting couples …

“Thank You India”

By: mandy | Date: March 28, 2009 | Categories: Arts & Culture, Religion & Spirituality

Thursday marked the beginning of the a one-of-a-kind “Thank You India” festival in New Delhi. The event is being held at the India International Centre through March 31, 2009. The festival, organized by Tibet’s Government in exile expresses the gratitude of the Tibetan people for the “generosity and hospitality” of India.

Thank You India” is part of a series of events being held to mark the fifty years of exile for the Tibetan government. In 1959 the Chinese forced His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as thousands of Tibetans into exile. Many of them fled to India where they were able to find homes and support for their spiritual and political cause.

The festival will also recognize the “dedication and hard work” of Tibetan refugees “in making wonderful strides in the fields of education, cultural preservation, …

Hong Kong’s Entertainment Expo

By: mandy | Date: March 25, 2009 | Categories: Arts & Culture, Home & Garden, Travel

This week marks the 5th Entertainment Expo in Hong Kong. The Expo is comprised of nine separate events and covers film, television, music, and digital entertainment. One of the highlights of the event, the 3rd Asian Film Awards, was held on Monday, March 23rd at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Each year the Expo brings together the best and brightest at Filmart (Hong Kong International Film and Television Market), the Hong Kong Music Fair, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum. In addition to the Asian Film Awards, the Expo also offers the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, the Top Sales Music Award for 2008, and the awards presentation for the Film Festival.

At the Asian Film Awards, the top honor went to “Tokyo Sonata” by director Kiyoshi …

Excitement Growing for Tribeca Film Festival

By: mandy | Date: March 14, 2009 | Categories: Arts & Culture, Technology, Travel

Excitement is building for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival as organizers announced another slate of participating films. The full schedule will include 86 films grouped into eight “sections.” The Festival runs form April 22nd through May 3rd in New York City.

The recent announcements cover the “Encounters,” “Spotlight,” “Showcase,” and “Midnight” sections. They also include the films to be included in the “Restored and Rediscovered” section. Audiences are still awaiting the final announcement which will cover the centerpiece and closing night films.

Anyone wanting to attend the event will be able to purchase single tickets beginning the week before the festival opens. (See official website for ticket information.) There are still accommodations available in the area, ranging from luxury hotel suites in New York to popular chain hotels and local bed & breakfasts.

Many of the films in the …

The Ethics of Singapore Business

By: mandy | Date: March 2, 2009 | Categories: General Business, Technology, Travel

Ethical standards of business operation has become of top priority to companies around the globe. Social responsibility, be it to the environment or to the human and animal societies, has become a major concern and project for companies. Apart from the not for profit companies, CEOs are either understanding what it means to give back and give within, or perhaps it is a fashionable way to be of late. Regardless it does make for more giving and all encompassing way to conduct transactions. Service is of up most concern, combined with a standard prototype to insure the most quality performance, to the customers or clients and to the workers and employees as well. Companies are looking to … well look ahead. To fix problems or conflicts in a more pro-active approach, seeking to fix problems before they occur, to …