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Street in Panchgani

When Lee Jaeku was five he started training in Tae Kwon Do.

Portrait of Patrick Colquhoun

Such euphemisms as ‘presents’, ‘brown envelopes’, ‘collateral things’, even ‘bribes’ do not describe the reality. This system of bribes is best described as medical terrorism. Bribes are what doctors receive. Terror is what the population experiences.

'Drawing orang-utangs', Sepilok, Borneo, 2002

Kenneth Noble looks at the importance of the Earth’s Biodiversity and, first, meets two daring artists who aim to let nature speak for herself.

Pilar Griffin

If someone asks you whether you are rich, what standard of measurement do you use for your answer?

In the turbulent changing world of today, forgiveness is an important element for any serious approaches to maintain democracy. Michael Henderson begins in his essay „Forgiveness – a dilemma of democracy“ with the example of the European continent and describes further how the achievement of peace based on forgiveness was possible in different parts of the world.

It is not a comfortable experience to travel abroad as an American nowadays. As a citizen-ambassador, I must seek to reach my hand of friendship out further than those who would reach their hands out to do harm.

Imam Dr Abduljalil Sajid, Chairman of the Muslim Council for Religious and Racial Harmony UK and close associate of Initiatives of Change, speaks out against Madrid atrocities in a letter to 'The Times'.

UN\'s Kofi Anan recieved IofC President Cornelio Sommaruga in New York.

Cornelio Sommaruga and Kofi Annan

Dr Cornelio Sommaruga paid a 3-day visit to New York in mid March. He met with among others UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. (UN photo)

Does the old video cassette recorder suggest any life lessons for us - particularly before it becomes extinct?