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Taiwan's Big Brawl

A book is thrown at a group of legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party as they try to block their counterparts from occupying a podium at parliament in Taipei on July 8, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy A brawl broke out in Taipei's legislature on Thursday almost as soon as the session began. Scuffles erupted after lawmakers used books, garbage bins, and tea cups to attack one another.

BP and Bhopal Verdict: 'A Perfect Storm of Public Outrage'

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Business In her passionate op-ed on the similarities between the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bhopal verdict in India, Mira Kamdar articulates a sentiment that is growing increasingly popular in both countries.

Flournoy: US-India Relationship is Mature

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy (DoD Photo/Cherie Cullen)
Policy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, spoke on India-U.S. relations at an Asia Society program at the Army/Navy Club in Washington, DC., July 1, 2010.

Japan's Naoto Kan Amid G8 Giants

G8 leaders wave in Huntsville, Ontario on June 25, 2010. L to R: Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Barack Obama, President of the US, and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Eight leaders have gathered in Toronto to discuss pressing issues of global concern before 20 leaders from across the globe gather for the G20 Summit. On the agenda, industrialized and developing nations will discuss the global economic recovery

The Wonderful World of Korean Food: Liquors and Wines

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Food & Recipes Traditional Korean drink is made chiefly from rice, other grains, sweet potatoes, etc., usually with kneaded wheat malt. They are classified according to purity, percentage of alcohol contained, whether or not distilled, and materials used. There are largely five types: yakju (refined pure liquor fermented from rice), soju (distilled liquor), takju (thick, unrefined liquor fermented from grains), fruit wines, and medicinal wines from various seeds and roots. Each type has dozens of varieties.

Pickles: Helping Preserve Memories of Home

Food & Recipes

Lucy Norris's book Pickled: Vegetables, Fruits, Roots, More--Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions (Harry N. Abrams, 2003) presents a varied collection of more than 80 pickle recipes--all passed down through families for generations.

The Dietary Culture of Asia

Food & Recipes

by Naomichi Ishige
Professor of Anthropology at Osaka's Museum of Ethnology
Translated by Thomas A. Steele

"What bad manners you have! Don't eat with your fingers, use your chopsticks!" For many a child in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, this parent's reprimand is one of the first lessons in social manners. For each of these ethnic groups, putting food in your mouth with your fingers is viewed as an ill-mannered, rather animal-like act.

Cardamom-Flavored Lamb Chops (Tabak Maaz)

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Food & Recipes

Chops make their appearance in various guises during a Kashmiri feast and this is one of several versions of this Kasmiri dish. The main flavoring is cardamom, both from the large brown pods and from cardamom powder. The chops are first cooked in a cardamom-flavoured milk and then fried and finally simmered in yogurt and spices and flavored with saffron and Kasmiri garam masala.


Mangoes (Moghul-Style)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.


2-3 firm ripe mangoes
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup white sugar
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup water
3 green cardamom pods, bruised
or few drops cardamom extract
1 tablespoon pistachio kernels


Bananas in Yogurt (Kela Raita)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.


1 teaspoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup natural yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh grated coconut or desiccated coconut
2 or 3 firm ripe bananas
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice