Sonam Wangchuk, a visionary Ladakhi engineer, won a prestigious international prize for his ice stupa design in mid-November and announced two weeks later that the money would help fund a new university. His intention is that Ladakhis, at the first university to be built in their section of India, should themselves develop innovative solutions to […]

A prominent Semai woman was honored last week in Kuala Lumpur with an award that recognizes her outstanding service to unite and empower the Orang Asli indigenous people. The Fraser and Neave Out-Do Yourself Awards were given to six Malaysians, or groups, that had displayed heroism or other acts of selfless service to the nation—actions […]

Governor Andrew Gurr of St. Helena announced last week that Conrad Glass, police officer on Tristan da Cunha for 21 years, has been named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). Mr. Gurr, the Governor of both St. Helena and Tristan, made the announcement at a celebration for the Queen’s […]