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...

India

Gully Culture

For one aspiring rapper from Mumbai’s biggest slum, failure is not an option

Dharavi is Asia’s second largest slum. About one million people live in just over about a...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s High Rises

A solution to the scarcity of building land has come at a price—clean air.

The image is unforgettable. From a distance it looks, perhaps, like a piece of modern art:...