Even in the 21st century, the status of women remains one of the most pressing problems in the Indian community. With less than a 50% literacy rate, women are comparatively overworked and underpaid. Women are paid only 60% of what men are paid for equal amount of work.
After some five months, the scandal over the Unified Progressive Party’s (UPP) election of representatives to the National Assembly finally seems to have wound down. With support from the UPP’s workers’ organization withdrawn and with at least ten thousand having quit membership since July, even the most diehard proponents seem to be facing facts that the party is a "train wreck."
Some people tend to feel uncomfortable with changes, as they do not always make the situation better. This fear of uncertainty struck the KAIST community as there have been mass transitions in student cafeterias. More than half of the food corners in the cafeterias situated north of the campus have changed during the summer break.
Due to some irresponsibility on my part, I was assigned a random roommate this semester. Having that awkward relationship where you know each other but not closely, our encounters were minimal with the courteous “Good morning”s and “goodbye”s. Then, it started one night with a short conversation about religion and why I identified myself as a Catholic Christian.
The beautiful cherry blossoms that glorify our campus this time of year have officially marked the start of spring. April is the month when we KAIST students are filled with warmth and hope through strawberry parties, the Spring Festival and the wonderful weather. This year, however, this burst of spring can also be felt through something else: Busker Busker.
The recent rape and murder of a Korean woman by a Korean-Chinese (referred to as joseonjok in Korean) man in Suwon has elicited a variety of strong reactions. There was utter outrage at the laxity of law enforcement; the police had actually received a phone call from the victim right before she was killed, only to arrive hours later at the scene.
Brainstorming is a common practice for people working in groups. Letting ideas roam freely in one’s mind and expressing them without others’ criticism is thought to be a helpful method of eliciting original and innovative ideas. It is especially widely used in advertising offices, design firms and classrooms.
As most of the people who meet me would expect, I was born and raised in the West. However, I have spent the last seven years of my life in Asia, rarely going to countries that share similar cultural traces with my origins. My immersion into Eastern culture reached its peak when I caught myself thinking, “look, a foreigner!” the moment I spotted another Westerner.
While Korea was getting ready to welcome the coming spring, another surprise guest arrived in the form of the “2012 Indian Film Festival.” The Indian Film Festival (IFF) is an annual event organized by the Embassy of India in Seoul with the help of CJ’s CGV and is supported by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India.
“Our publication will not be a mouthpiece for any political party, government or President,” stated Le Figaro’s Journalists’ Society in an open letter to their editor this month. This was a surprisingly bold move in one of France’s leading rightist newspapers.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that your jawline were a bit sharper, your eyes a little wider and your nose slightly smaller? Most people, myself included, aren’t completely satisfied with how they look. It is not a bad thing.
The tripartisan Undergraduate Student Council elections on November 23 have proven very close, with a difference of only 43 votes between the winner, All in One, and Tomorrow, the runner-up. Although the 53.15% turnout was similar to last year’s 52.88%, the interest shown by students towards the elections is nonetheless commendable.
Audition programs are everywhere. Not to mention audition programs to find musical talent, most notably Superstar K by Mnet and Star Audition by MBC, there are many other programs that search for the next great anchor, actor, model, designer and even the person who can lose the most weight.
One of my plans for last summer vacation was to visit many towns in my country. However, when I arrived at the city’s train station on the day of my first trip, the scene hardly looked different from where I had departed two hours ago; the same Angel-in-Us Coffee, the same Dunkin’ Donuts and the same Misoya. This was not what I had expected to see.
Over the years I have been exposed to various works of literature, the "writing" of which has caught my attention. Writing has been one of those arts that have been passed on through generations but I am afraid to look at the transitions that it has been making through these generations. Writing has been a passion for erstwhile writers whose only intention was to pen down their emotions.
By Contributing writer Jin Young Heo One afternoon while studying alone on a bench located outside the KI building, I received an unexpected phone call from the Dean of Student Affairs. Thanks to President Suh's personal wish for two students to accompany him on his business trip, the Dean told me that I was granted a week off from my monotonous life at school for an exciting and insightful exper
There is a saying that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Indeed, in this day and age I'd rather it be hate or any kind of human emotion than a simple lack of feeling. Without denying, indifference -whether conscious or unconscious - is a downright inhumane way to approach someone; it could be a method used to purposely forget someone, or to not get involved in what could possibl
By Contributing writer Hongjin Kim "Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am the adviser to the International Student Organization (ISO) here at KAIST. Our organization will provide as much help to you guys by interacting and helping you adjust to campus life." I delivered this speech at the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester in front of roughly 100 international students. I have been a
Ho Dong Kang, famous celebrity and host of many hit programs such as “Two Days and One Night,”, recently went through an extreme change overnight from one of the most beloved television personalities to a greedy pig. A former wrestler who has won numerous renowned titles, Kang started his TV career soon after his retirement from the sports and quickly became a popular host of programs
There are so many smokers everywhere these days that it has become almost impossible for non-smokers to avoid second-hand smoking. People smoke as they walk along the sidewalk, along the corridors of apartments and on the verandas. Indeed, smoking is a ubiquitous habit of today’s generation. Taxi drivers smoke while waiting for customers and even public washrooms are not free from cigarettes