Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?

Little Tibet

The rise and survival of a ramshackle Tibetan refugee colony in hectic North Delhi.
A poetic look at the true efficacy of international humanitarian aid in times of crisis.
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Near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a woman named Lek Chailert has saved some 200 elephants from cruel fates in the logging and tourism industries.
Exploring the history of Japan’s courtesans and pleasure districts during the Edo Period.
Exploring the engineering behind the largest human gathering on Earth. By John Macomber
Iran tourism
It's easy to see the appeal of such a forbidden place. The country has been a pariah of the West longer than many of our readers' lifetimes.
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Ancient skiing began in China around 600 BC, not as a recreational pastime but as a means of survival.
Past and present religious tolerance in Kerala, South India.
A look inside the band of female vigilantes who make up Northern India’s Pink Sari Gang. By Amana Fontanella-Khan

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