“Wherever there's a Lao wat, there's a Lao community dedicated to preserving and practicing Buddhist precepts.”
SEE
Before you dismiss them as cautious, conservative, cliquey folks, read this article and think again.
ANDREW HONG
Big names like John Woo, Tsui Hark, Tran Anh Hung and Takashi Miike are leading the Asian contingent at the Venice Film Festival this year.
BERNICE TANG
Fear-mongering, war-mongering, excessive patriotism… Here’s a look at how right-wingers in India, Pakistan and the USA create a climate of fear and suspicion to win votes.
INDIAN PUNDIT
Zippadee-doo-da, zippadee-yay, peace talks are starting on a wonderful September day! But wait, why aren't the Palestinians celebrating?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
As BP is told to compensate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, where is justice for the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India?
SAJEEV K
The city takes you as its own even though you’re speaking in a strange accent, clutching a brand-new A-Z, and asking for directions to the nearest Peranakan restaurant.
CLARISSA TAN
Bad as they were, our Spanish conquerors did not spend all day dreaming up ways to make us Filipinos miserable.
INDOLENT INDIO
Hindu fundamentalism and European proselytizing are threatening secular Nepal.
DINESH WAGLE
The Israeli government voted to deport hundreds of children born to migrant workers  here in the country. It is astonishing how what would have been the country of Anne Frank has become one that deports children.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
More Americans are working for Chinese bosses – and some are fuming.
BIN WANG
A child of war, Sarorn Sim grew up as a refugee in Canada embarrassed by his past and almost ashamed to say he was Cambodian. But he has since come to understand the complexity of suffering and the joy of rebirth.
SARORN RON SIM
Born in Malaysia, a young country with a hodge-podge culture, I naively thought the polished, implacable French capital held all the answers.
CLARISSA TAN
So what if Asians performed abysmally at this year's World Cup? There is still something we can be very proud of.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
“Don’t write anything bad about China,” says my grandmother. China was too often negatively portrayed in the West, and so I had a special responsibility…
DEANNA FEI