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Saving Vietnam's Floating Markets
Southeast Asia
Saving Vietnam's Floating Markets
Long a staple of Mekong Delta culture, Vietnam's floating markets must now adapt or fade away.
Saving Vietnam's Floating Markets
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
East Asia
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
Huaxin Street in Taipei is home to many of Taiwan's 40,000 Burmese immigrants.
Taiwan's 'Little Burma'
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?
South Asia
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?
Shreya Narayan shares her experience as a Bollywood actress and what she see would like to see change.
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?
Bringing Color to the Widows of Vrindavan
South Asia
Bringing Color to the Widows of Vrindavan
Breaking tradition, the widows of Vrindavan get lost in the wonderful colors of Holi.
Bringing Color to the Widows of Vrindavan
Cambodia, Catholicism, and Cauliflower
Southeast Asia
Cambodia, Catholicism, and Cauliflower
The ups and downs of life in an ethnically Vietnamese community in Cambodia.
Cambodia, Catholicism, and Cauliflower
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
South Asia
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
Sex before marriage, fleeing abuse, even being raped could land a woman in one of Afghanistan's moral prisons.
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Central Asia
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Impoverished and oppressed, Central Asian migrants to Russia make perfect targets for extremist recruiters.
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Hollywood Comes to Cambodia
Southeast Asia
Hollywood Comes to Cambodia
Angelina Jolie and Netflix bring the story of the Khmer Rouge back to Cambodia and let Cambodians tell it.
Hollywood Comes to Cambodia
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
East Asia
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
The influence of South Korean consumer goods reveals surprising changes in North Korean society.
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
Here Come the Malaysian Morality Police
Southeast Asia
Here Come the Malaysian Morality Police
As hardline Islam rises, lawmakers in Malaysia will debate a controversial bill to increase sharia punishments.
Here Come the Malaysian Morality Police
Thaipusam in Malaysia: Honoring the Destroyer of Evil
Southeast Asia
Thaipusam in Malaysia: Honoring the Destroyer of Evil
Every year, devotees gather at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur to honor Lord Murugan.
Thaipusam in Malaysia: Honoring the Destroyer of Evil
Nepal's Child Brides
South Asia
Nepal's Child Brides
One girl's story shines a light on a pervasive problem.
Nepal's Child Brides
Journalist Namgay Zam Leaves Bhutan: Brain Drain in Action
South Asia
Journalist Namgay Zam Leaves Bhutan: Brain Drain in Action
The Diplomat visited Zam in Kathmandu to speak to her about her decision to leave Bhutan.
Journalist Namgay Zam Leaves Bhutan: Brain Drain in Action
Thailand's Construction Nomads
Southeast Asia
Thailand's Construction Nomads
Hundreds of migrant construction workers reside in shipping containers in the outskirts of Bangkok.
Thailand's Construction Nomads
Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn
South Asia
Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn
Pakistan is silencing discussion on a growing number of topics, from religious extremism to CPEC.
Pakistan's Censorship Takes a Dangerous Turn
Meet Nepal’s Buddhist ‘Rock Star Nun’
South Asia
Meet Nepal’s Buddhist ‘Rock Star Nun’
One nun is breaking stereotypes about women and clergy alike.
Meet Nepal’s Buddhist ‘Rock Star Nun’
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