South Korea

9 Korean Films You Don’t Want to Miss

“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."

When he accepted the Golden Globe for his movie Parasite (2019), director Bong Joon-Ho told the...

South Korea

How South Korea is Beating COVID

From mask vending machines to a general culture of responsibility

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the US, it’s easy to forget the virus arrived in...

South Korea

During COVID-19, the World Watches South Korea

For Korean Americans, it’s a bittersweet moment as Seoul succeeds while Washington flounders

In late February, I was at my parents’ house in the Seattle area, when what had...

South Korea

K-pop Music Goes Global

The business of making an idol

As the camera pans across to a boxing-ring-like blue stage, a 35-year-old Korean man wearing a...

India

No Country for Solo Women?

Gender equality in the world of travel has a long way to go

“Is it okay to wear shorts in Calicut?” I recently typed into Google. I was already...

India

Are Delhiites being taken for a ride?

The Delhi government’s pink ticket scheme lets women ride for free—but not everyone is pleased

“Think it’s going to change anything?” a friend asked me when news of the Delhi government’s...

Indonesia

Indomie Nation

Indonesia's obsession with Instant Noodles

Can a country’s national dish be cheap, highly-processed, packaged instant noodles, chock full of artificial ingredients?...

Indonesia

Diversity in Jakarta

Ethnic enclaves are alive in one of Asia’s biggest megacities

Jakarta is an overlooked city. Despite being the capital of the world’s fourth-largest, and arguably most...
It is impossible to thread your way through Mumbai without glimpsing at least one or two...

India

The Growth of Indian Gaming

How PUBG resulted in arrests, divorces, and a fast-food trend

Gamers are everywhere. Earphones in; heads down with their phones clasped in their hands. They tend...