Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Asians with a Purpose (Part 2)

Spearheading Environmental Change These individuals with their penchant for making a difference, are pushing themselves to do their bit for the environment. Taiwan Arthur Huang Structural engineer &...

From the Edge – Fighting the flow of illegal wildlife

Text and Photos  Adrian Page The introduction of the Black Act meant that death by hanging was a real prospect for those convicted of poaching...

Mustang Movement

Text & photos by Saransh Sehgal A Buddhist Kingdom on the Edge. Within the imposing Himalayan mountains lies the former kingdom of Mustang that now...
China , Opium , Drugs

When Opium was used for Toothaches

We know of opium as the addictive narcotic that once held Asia drugged and spellbound. But the people of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand – still major producers of this “joy fruit” – once had a healthy relationship with its intoxicating effects
Cambodia, Performance, Arts, Disabilities

Epic Encounters : Trailblazing Cambodian Theatre  

Internationally-touring theatre company Epic Encounters showcases the many talents of performers with disabilities   Text Jennie Pearson  Photos Charlotte Hodges/Photographers Without Borders   To get a drink the way...
Feeding Indian students

More Than a Meal Ticket

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is improving the lives of children in India – one hot meal at a time.

Sowing Peace

Seeds of Peace educates and inspires youth from around the world to transform conflict – sowing unlikely friendships in the midst of political turmoil

A Sustainable Safety Net

Net-Works is an innovative initiative that empowers people in coastal communities to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets – with fantastic environmental benefits

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