What Makes the World Go Round?
text SHAILENDRA BHANDARE photos ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AS everyone knows from the old English adage, the answer to the title of this tale is...
Spices: Roots and Routes
Text and images by Shreya Gopi Not only has Asia been the origin of several spices, but these treasure troves have also travelled all over...
Top 5 Places to Visit in Cyprus
1. LARA BEACH Located in the Akamas Peninsula, Lara Beach is an extensive sandy beach cupped with limestone rocks, warm and calm seas. Access...
Lighting the Way of Faith
Before Abraham and what we know as the three Abrahamic faiths, there were already those who worshipped one god: the Zoroastrians, or Parsis, as many of the modern-day adherents of the religion are known. A small community, who traditionally marry amongst themselves and have no doctrinal requirement to proselytise, their history and the tenets of their faith are poorly understood by outsiders. But the impact of their ideas over the past 3,000 years has been nothing short of revolutionary.
Indonesia’s Harvest Races
While top athletes duke it out in stadiums at this year's Asian Games, Indonesia’s agrarian backwaters have their own versions of sporting entertainment, starring the very bovines that plough the fields
Reflections: The Most Spoken Languages* in the World
Of the 7,000-plus living languages today, Chinese tops the list with over one billion speakers, while English comes in second, with 942 million speakers....
Lest We Forget
Ruins are, beyond tourist magnets, repositories of knowledge on the history of human civilisation. Reach back in time with these seven locations, each testaments to the ingenuity of mankind and to the rich cultural foundations on which modern Asia stands.
Bangkok’s Chinese Heritage May Soon Be Bulldozed
The Thai capital's new train line may see the removal of cultural sites including an iconic village of alms bowl makers