Rodrigo Duterte, ASEAN, Laos

The Casual Beginnings of ASEAN

Regional alliances are often brought about by the need to address strife. While ASEAN is no different, the evolution of the organization couldn't be further from tense boardrooms and dry meeting halls

Cebu Celebrates – The Kaumahan Festival

Text & photos by Rudi Roels When I travel to Asia, I try to choose my travel dates so that they match up with the...

An Epic Creation

Text by Shreya Acharya The birth of writing from ancient Sumer has led to prominent and influential literary works, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh,...
E-sports, Gaming, Russia

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

Dried Out Heartbreak

Heavy rainfall and hail shortly before the harvesting season this year have worsened an epidemic that has claimed more than 300,000 lives in India since liberalisation of its agriculture: the mass suicide of farmers.

The Mesir Festival: A Paste of History

Text & photos Emre Kuheylan The Mesir Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Turkey. In March 2011, the festival will see its 471st...

Gawai Dayak

For the Dayak tribes, the harvest festival is a time to give thanks, get rid of bad luck and mingle over traditional feasts.

Spirits of the Yellow Leaves

Text Shu Nimonjiya | Photos Geza J. Holzinger When development and preservation collide. In the highlands of Northern Thailand, there was once a truly isolated tribe...

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