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Bali’s Friendly Fire Wars

Come Nyepi, Perang Api – a traditional fiery ritual to banish old wrongs – is all the rage in remote villages

Little People of the Andaman Islands

By Jayanta Sarkar, Anthropological Survey of India Additional Information Researchers at the Database for Indigenous Cultural Evolution, University of Missouri; Anvita Abbi, Professor of Linguistics,...

And Thereby Hangs a Tale

Irrepressible, mischievous, resourceful yet eternally effervescent, the tale of the monkey is one that transcends continents, creeds, customs and centuries. In Asia, the monkey in his various guises has been venerated and deified perhaps even before 500 BC.

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...

The Rare Tradition

Text & Photos by Adi Safri Coffee in Malaysia has its origins in the state of Perak, and more specifically, its capital Ipoh. When people...

A Dyeing Art

From artisans in two rural Indian villages come a huge share of the Hindu world’s sacred bracelets

Speaking of Ghosts

We have a vocabulary and image of ghosts and ghostliness that stems from a European concept that has travelled around the world and adopted...

Island of Tongues

Researchers say one-fifth of the world’s languages – including numerous Asian dialects – developed from the lingua franca of Taiwanese aborigines. Few will associate primarily...

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