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Meena Raghavan is 74, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.
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The anniversary of the earthquake that shook Kathmandu and killed nearly 9,000 people was in April. Even after a year, some 4 million people were still living in temporary housing.
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Ancient skiing began in China around 600 BC, not as a recreational pastime but as a means of survival.
On my way back from the Manali bus stand yesterday, after enquiring about the ticket, I decided to make a quick stop at the pine forest that marks the road leading up to the Old Manali bridge. Running down from the slopes of the Hadimba temple, the forest is first abruptly bisected by the road and then further down valley...
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When I learned that friendship is rentable in Tokyo, it merely seemed like more Japanese wackiness, in a subset I’d come to think of as interest-kitsch.
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When a commercial plane crashed into a murky river, killing 49 people, Southeast Asia’s poorest nation had no salvage divers to recover their bodies and the black box. So they called in the next best thing: 11 mechanics, welders and electricians.
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Past and present religious tolerance in Kerala, South India.

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In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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