Menu
Account
India's New Philanthropists
August 06, 2012
India's New Philanthropists
Indians are taking up the banner of “giving back”. Many more might join if incentives to do so could be enhanced.
India's New Philanthropists
Indonesian Q! Storm
October 04, 2010
Indonesian Q! Storm
An ongoing gay and lesbian film festival has ignited controversy – and raised concerns about the use of social media.
Indonesian Q! Storm
March 10, 2010
Gold Statue Power
New high-profile award for film may bring a media tidal wave to Japan.
Gold Statue Power
December 18, 2009
Dear Santa : Wishlist Item Two
I spoke about this film a few months ago, and have finally had the opportunity to see it. The Cove, a documentary that reveals the truth behind the highly-guarded dolphin hunting industry in Japan, was even better than I imagined, despite the countle
Dear Santa : Wishlist Item Two
December 15, 2009
Charismatic Author of Upcoming Rock & Roll Jihad
I didn’t know there was a ‘Pakistani U2,’ but according to my recent research into the region there is, and it’s rock and roll band Junoon. Although the group has been in hiatus since 2005, it’s still arguably one of the most popular and influential
Charismatic Author of Upcoming Rock & Roll Jihad
December 04, 2009
'I nearly died': An Ai WeiWei Update
A few months back I wrote about Chinese artist Ai WeiWei (‘Where in the World is Ai WeiWei?’) who was recovering in a hospital bed in Munich after brain surgery. Back then it was still unclear whether the serious operation was related to a brain haem
'I nearly died': An Ai WeiWei Update
November 27, 2009
The Burning Season - Worth It
Talk this week that the Copenhagen climate meetings next month might not be as hopeless as they seemed reminded me of a documentary I came across recently about rainforest clearing in Indonesia.  The movie has gotten some international acclaim;
The Burning Season - Worth It
November 26, 2009
Where the Heart Is -- This Sri Lankan architect knows
This week, I’ve been lucky enough to come across some inspiring bits of info from the Asia-Pacific cultural arena. One was on Sri Lankan architect Chevadurai Anjalendran, whose work is the subject of the newly-released book Anjalendran: Architect of
Where the Heart Is -- This Sri Lankan architect knows
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief