Every day at
3am, with the stars still stippling a dark, phosphorescent sky,
Madhur Kapdi drives to his office in suburban Bangalore, India’s
information-technology crucible, for work. After greeti... Read More...
Tzu-Chi temple and hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
4 am each day, a 70-year-old Buddhist nun rises from her sleep and
leads 150 nuns in prayer in a modest wooden temple on the east coast
of Taipe... Read More...
Is the Thai royal
family the world’s richest royalty? Over the years, journalists
and academics have attempted to put a value on the Crown Property
Bureau (CPB), the business arm of Thail... Read More...
One November evening in
1902, a teacher in a school in the west of Ireland received a
telegram from a missionary in a remote town in northeast China asking
her to marry him.
So began a ... Read More...
“We regret to inform you
that this train has been delayed by a human accident.”
I boarded the train at Kichijoji
Station on the Chuo (Main) Line around 6 pm to go downtown for my
regular... Read More...
Reena Dewan, 46, was thrilled to receive an interview call from a multinational for a post as their sales manager. “I’d applied for the job months ago but soon forgot about it, thinking some c... Read More...
After years of
stagnation, Tokyo’s famed Ginza shopping area is undergoing an
extraordinary renaissance. Ten years ago the area seemed to be in
danger of dying. The large department store... Read More...
Chi-li returned to Taiwan for the last time, a motorcade of three
black limousines and five coaches carried him to a memorial hall
lined with 2,000 white orchids and Buddhist priests ... Read More...