Ravi Velloor

A 35-year veteran of the trade, he has reported from across Asia, and the US. Formerly Foreign Editor and South Asia Bureau Chief of ST, he is as much at ease with global business and macro-economic issues as he is with diplomacy and international politics. A Jefferson Fellow, Ravi previously worked with Bloomberg News, Time Warner magazines and Agence France-Presse.
Inuka, the first polar bear to be born in the tropics, at the Singapore Zoo. He was put down at the age of 27 on April 25 on humane and welfare grounds. There will not be another bear like him, not only because a polar bear born in the tropics is so