Friday, December 13, 2019

Two Thai Elephants Rescued and Walked to Samui Elephant Haven

May 23, 2019– Relief and joy were palpable as two rescued Asian elephants—one unwell and one due to give birth within four months –...

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

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