When a child is commodified

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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…
Processed food

Lost in the Process

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The food we eat is increasingly processed. What does this mean for our health?

Vanishing Roots

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One of the largest ethnic groups in Cambodia, the Kuy community lives in harmony with the forest. For them, life follows the organic rhythm of Nature, rooted in the essence of community life. “We call this place our home. This is where we feel protected,” they explain. A community strongly tied to their animist beliefs, the Kuy people says that the Neaktah – or ancestral spirits – have blessed their presence in the forest. The Neaktah watch over people and places, as long as they are paid respect through prayers and offerings.
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Bali’s Friendly Fire Wars

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

Drawing en Plein Air

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Whether on paper or tablets, a growing community of artists are taking the process of drawing outdoors.

The Face of Islam: In Praise of an Inimitable Creation

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Text & photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max-Lovell-Hoare It is often said that Islam does not permit the portrayal of living things in art but,...

Can Singapore’s home cleaning scheme reduce maid abuse?

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By Rachel Genevieve Chia Photos Zachary Tang Demand for part-time home cleaning is up amid Covid-triggered shortages of full-time household help. A newly-formalised scheme gives Singapore’s...

A Brief History of Medical Marijuana

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Text by Khushi Makasare Marijuana has a long history of human use. While the plant is criminalised under several Asian systems, marijuana actually originated in...