Aditi Biswas, 29, was keen to turn entrepreneur and run her own
grocery. There was one problem. Aditi was working as a prostitute and
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In the face of widespread adverse public reaction, the
Malaysian government has backed away from canceling the publishing license of a
Roman Catholic newspaper for using the word “Allah” interch... Read More...
Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen was flown out of Calcutta on Nov. 21 after violent Muslim protests over her books and speeches resulted in injuries to 43 people and arrests of more... Read More...
The telephones are
still ringing in Tokyo's top restaurants three weeks after Michelin
published its first Asian dining guide, Tokyo Guide, 2008, and
awarded the city nearly three times as ... Read More...
on the seashore of Taean County: It's a place of fine-sand beaches
backed by stands of seaside pines. Small restaurants in the fishing
villages serve up oysters on the half shell, abalo... Read More...
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...