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  • ... as transcripts from NHK Japan reports. For more LinkAsia blogs and articles, please visit the  LinkAsia Storify page . ...
  • ... to the trends and conversations rising through Asia's blogs and social media. LinkAsia's host, award-winning journalist Thuy ...
  • In a country where deep-rooted patriarchy persists, one rural Indian woman is working among 200 men as a porter at a railway station.
  • Oral cancer is increasing among young Indians chewing tobacco. Examining diarrhea treatment and prevention in ...
  • Meet John Singh, Rajisthani Maverick, who is single handedly trying to save traditional Indian music from going extinct.

  • Here In the middle of the Indian Ocean sits Chez Manuel, a restaurant run by Manuel's wife Colette. In Colette we discover an innovative self-taught chef who serves up inventive new dishes combining Hakka Chinese, Creole, and Indian flavors.


    Photo: @iStock/Sapsiwai

  • Thousands of refugees adrift on flimsy boats in the Indian Ocean. Initially Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia sent the refugees back to sea declaring that they would not take any more in.
  • Patrick Bruel reminisces about Tunisia, Natasha Atlas melds dance tracks with vocal ululation, Colonial cousins blend R&B with Hindi pop, and Apache Indian finds inner piece through meditation and Jah. Then some party music with Control Machete and Molotov.
  • Denmark's Outlandish sing Aisha, Hisham Abbas presents an Indian extravaganza, Otto goes ambient with Bebel Gilberto, Cafe Tacuba wax romantic, Aterciopelados meet a mysterious photographer and Madredeus have an amazing experience.