The Shark Conservationist Who Helped Capture Jaw

After participating in the shoot that led to Hollywood’s most famous shark scene, Valerie Taylor became a tireless defender of sharks and the marine...

Travel and Adventure


3 of Asia’s Latest Forays into Space

Asia is conquering the final frontier, one launch at a time. Here are some of its most recent achievements in space

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When a child is commodified

Deprived of the basic essentials for survival, children – viscerally afraid of an uncertain reality – can easily be led by the false promises of food, a decent wage, or even security and affection. Anna Malika, fashion designer and survivor of child sex trafficking, recollects her powerful and inspirational journey…

In the Footsteps of the Buddha


Homeless, not Shameless

How Japan’s broken economic state destroyed the middle-class haven (Text by Kara Kandarakis and photos by Michael Kandarakis) It was January 10, 2001 at exactly 7pm. The outdoor thermometer on a high-rise building read -2DegC – an unusually frigid winter month for January in Tokyo that year. Matsui watched the...

Asian Geographic Images of Asia Monthly Competition February 2021 Winners and Finalists

The ASIAN Geographic's Images of Asia (IOA) 2021 photography competition, exhibits the work of photographers from all across Asia. We have received stunning photos across the various categories, and here are the winners and finalists for February 2021! Street/People Category Street/People Category February 2021 Winner, taken in Jodhpur, India by Grace...

Powder Blizzard

Earth’s dust dynamics are a complex and poorly understood part of our natural world, and dust storms are merely the most noticeable phenomena.

Photo of the Month – Issue 2/2017

Travelling Ratargul Swamp Forest Village boys paddle into the Ratargul Swamp Forest located along the Goain river, about 26 kilometres from Sylhet in bangladesh. It is one of the few freshwater swamp forests in the world. Some call it the “Amazon of Bangladesh”. During the rainy season, the wetland is...

Current Affairs

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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