Saturday, October 19, 2019

On the Silk Road

A caravan of camels crossing the desert is the romanticised epitome of the Silk Road. Where were they going? What were they carrying? Why were they even journeying at all?

Travel and Adventure


How gaming became an athletic event

Video games have come a long way from internet cafes and LAN shops, and the profitability of this popular pastime might just make Olympians out of enthusiasts
Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories


Beras – Splendour of a continent

Text & Photos by Jon Ramlan Rice is life to the people of Asia; as Asians, we all know that. We also know that it...

Speaking of Ghosts

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

by ATHIRA KRISHNA The rich tapestry woven by its heritage and glorious cultural past renders Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala, elegant and often times stunning. Kerala boasts of a rich aesthetic acumen and sense of appreciation when it comes to art, irrespective of form, be it music, poetry, dance...

Unveiling Salekhard

Salekhard, far from an empty grass steppe, is a flourishing city where tradition and modernity meet. Proudly the only city located within the polar circle, Salekhard beckons to where frigid winds calm in warm hospitality.
Tun Mustapha , Borneo, Turtles

Malaysia’s unconventional marine conservation model

To stop the destruction of sea life, the people from Malaysia’s marine park Tun Mustapha decided to work with poachers instead of against them

Spirit of Place: Recasting Nepal’s architecture

Text & photos Laura McManus Kathmandu, Nepal, is a city under construction. Flying in, the majestic views of snow-capped mountains and green terraced hills soon give way to an image of the valley where unfinished buildings and protruding steel rods dominate the landscape. Once on the ground, the disconnect between...

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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