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Ancient skiing began in China around 600 BC, not as a recreational pastime but as a means of survival.
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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.
A look inside the band of female vigilantes who make up Northern India’s Pink Sari Gang. By Amana Fontanella-Khan
The south couldn’t care less whether you feel comfortable or not, whether they fit your standards of travel or not – here you fit in. You adjust.
Exploring a long-forgotten Cambodian temple in the long shadow of Angkor Wat. By Frank Dorsey
A poetic look at the true efficacy of international humanitarian aid in times of crisis.
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Meena Raghavan is 74, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.

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?
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The wasabi plant is the diva of plants. It needs good sunlight, but it needs shade. It needs lots and lots of cold water, but not that cold.
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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Warming up for São João festivities: squash compote made with quicklime

This squash compote is one of the most delicious things in our winter. It's different from squash paste (another sweet very common in this...

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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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