Sunday, November 17, 2019

Turning Over a New Leaf: How New Delhi Turned Green

by Shakila Rajendra At the start of 2016, India’s capital city implemented yet another breakthrough initiative in a push to lose the reputation of being...

Travel and Adventure

Science

The Sun is Shining on India

India could replace US as the second biggest solar market in 2018
medical tourism

In the Market for Medicine

Culture

The Guise of Gems

WHY WOULD SOMEONE choose to make a living photo-graphing something so small, complicated and delicate that’s difficult to even hold in focus? In a...
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Pachyderm Parade

The Surin Elephant Roundup has its origins in Thailand’s royal hunts in the Ayutthaya period. Today, the festival is a nod to the region’s status as the "land of elephants".

Empires: Rise and Fall

Throughout history, empires have risen to claim and control large swaths of territory, ruling peoples under a single sovereign authority. Inevitably, the baton of power is passed onto the next contender. Here, ASIAN Geographic maps the great power monopolies from East to West. Roman empire • Famous Ruler: Nero • 70 million people •...

6 Traditional Plants That are Sources of Medicine

Asians have been using herbs and fruits for medicinal purposes for centuries. Asian Geographic serves up six common plants that have surprising effects on our health. Antifungal | Neem oil Native to temperate Northern Hemisphere, including China Binding agent for medicine | Pectin Native to South Asian Lowers blood pressure | Reserpine Native to South...

Along the Karakoram Highway

By Choong Ching Teo Atop the world’s highest border crossing. One of the world’s most scenic mountain roads lies in the heart of the Asian continent, situated along the ancient Silk Road that connects Western China with Pakistan. The Karakoram Highway stretches over 1,300km at an elevation of 4,693 metres high,...

Current Affairs

Our Planet, Our Life: Cleaning Up Versova Beach

Text: Shreya Acharya Instead of revelling in a much sought-after public holiday by having breakfast in bed or catching up on daytime TV, about 4800...

More Protests Causes HK Government HQ to Close

Clad all in black, close to a thousand protesters, including prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong, gathered at the Hong Kong Central Government Offices in...

Extradition Bill Shelved in HK But Protests Still Expected on Sunday

In a press conference held at 3pm on June 15, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she has decided to...

Street Protests Die Down But Hong Kong Might Lose International Hub Status

Street protests in Hong Kong finally died down on Thursday after the Hong Kong government postponed legislative sessions following widespread riots on Wednesday, June...

One Million Hong Kongers Protest in Streets Against Extradition Bill

A controversial extradition bill enabling China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong prompted more than one million Hong Kongers to take to the streets...

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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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