asia! sits down with a champion woman golfer who also happens to be the queen of the Malaysian state of Kedah.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The portrait of a Nepali-Bhutanese family, escaping from the world’s happiest nation.
DEEPAK ADHIKARI
World rallies to demand the release of China’s most famous artist, who is held by Beijing amid a wide crackdown on government critics.
DEBU BARVE
The nine members of Singaporean band, Sixx, are coming soon to an MRT station near you.
DARIUS SIT
As soon as he heard about the earthquake in Japan, Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao sped to the devastated area with cash, supplies, Chinese flags, and his name card.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
No, that was not the first line of a joke. The former US Vice Presidential candidate is heading to India. The subject itself already makes for great comic material, but nothing beats her own words.
YEH HAI LIFE and DAN-CHYI CHUA
Sri Lanka’s slum superhero Dr. Darin Gunesekera shares a few thoughts about solving the seemingly unsolvable.
VIVIENNE KHOO
It’s as if Dixit Bhatta tumbled out of his mother’s belly with a birth chart in his hands, but this astrologer by birth doesn’t believe in astrology.
AYUSHMA REGMI and ELIPHA PRADHANANGA
Japanese American blogger Lisa Shoreland tells us just how far off the mark perceptions about Japanese can be.
LISA SHORELAND
She was raped by a cousin, and then killed by a medieval system that persists in Bangladesh despite it being outlawed by the country’s high court.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
In the Philippines, a former general’s suicide leaves a massive corruption scandal in limbo.
MARCK RIMORIN
Dr. Sanduk Ruit's mission has been, and continues to be, to bring eyesight back to anyone who needs it, regardless of his or her ability to pay.
RUPAK D SHARMA
Li Na made history by becoming the first Chinese to reach a Grand Slam final, but the victory is hers, not China’s.
ROLAND SOONG
Female radio professionals are taking over the medium in eastern Nepal.
ANUSHIL SHRESTHA
In a private hospital in Karachi, a child has just been born. But rather than bringing joy to the family, the birth has led to bitter disputes.
IRIN