Category Archives: Asia

Season’s Greetings

If giant pandas doing somersaults in the snow is your thing… you’re in luck!

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‘Do not give up hope’ – Aung San Suu Kyi

What would you do with your first free days of freedom if you’d spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest or in prison? Released on Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed her supporters; given interviews to the press … Continue reading

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And that’s the end of that…

Sadly, but perhaps not entirely surprising, Burma rejected Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal. She will not be freed as was expected. Tells you a lot about the fragility of a country that one person can have so much power over … Continue reading

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Hope in Burma?

Progress is slow… but any progress is good news. After the last twenty years, the recent news from Burma is offering a glimmer of hope: Aung San Suu Kyi could be free by the end of the year. Interestingly, two of … Continue reading

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Indian Late – British Museum, 17 July 2009

That’s the thing about London… Reading Time Out, you always come across unexpected treasures! I found out about Indian Late yesterday morning. The programme promised an evening of events, all free. I got there just before 6:30pm and queued straight … Continue reading

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Destination: 51° 31′ 45.84″ N, 0° 4′ 9.84″ W; Columbia Road Flower market

On a lovely sunny Sunday morning, you could do worse than take a walk through the East End, through Brick Lane to the Columbia Road Flower market. I started my walk on Commercial Road. If you look around you, you’ll find … Continue reading

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“Between Tibet and Assam” – British Museum, 14 March 2009

The variety and quality of exhibitions on offer at the British Museum mean that it’s not just tourists who go there these days. I made my way there yesterday to go to the Between Tibet and Assam: cultural diversity in the eastern Himalayas exhibition. It’s … Continue reading

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Holi, the Festival of Colours

Yesterday was Holi, the Festival of Colours. “Holi (referred to as Phagwa in Bhojpuri), also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, the UK, and Nepal. In West Bengal of … Continue reading

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