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2022

Project Tiger: Conserving India’s Forests

Text and images by Subhasish Chakraborty   This is where things stood in 1994, when a Time magazine cover shouted that the Tiger was “Doomed”, and U.S....

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Travel and Adventure

Science

Are Caves Turning into Lethal Portals?

Text Khushi Makasare An unwavering rise in temperatures has fuelled the evolution of microbial communities in cave environments, proving to pose an ominous threat to...

Culture

How Minimalism Can Help You Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

By Katreena Sarmiento Nowadays, people are increasingly adopting a minimalist style to get their lives in order. There's a wide variety of content being published...

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The Creation of a Capital

Colombo is a city of history. Even in the all-engulfing, bustling trading centre that is Pettah, unique architectural features such as colonnaded verandas can be found, though they are fast disappearing. While the number of historical sites dwindles, the rich culture of Colombo is resilient.

The Daily Grind

Before rice gets processed, it must be dried. And while machines reign in today’s mills, one village in Bengal still does the job by hand

Join us at Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge 2022!

The long-awaited Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge is back in 2022! The Hot Soup Challenge will test participants’ knowledge on Asia in a competitive environment with exciting prizes to be won. Participants should register in groups of four to form their teams. There are no age limits on the participants,...

Dispatch From the Netherworld: Exploring the Largest Cave System in the Philippines

Text by Gregg Yan Like The Hobbit, this tale begins in a hole in the ground. There is only darkness whether I open my eyes or not – for in this cave of hidden wonders, the sun never shines. I focus on the pulsing pitter-patter of water droplets, accented by the clicks...

Current Affairs

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

Sepak takraw may have been around since the 15th century, but it’s no forgotten relic. Find out more about the history of this fast-growing sport – and its bid for Olympic recognition

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