Valentine’s Day in China looks much like it does all around the world, but it was not always this way. Qixi Festival, as it is called, celebrates an ancient legend of an ox herder and a beautiful weaver whose love was never allowed to mature.
Asia lost a true friend with the passing of Anthony Bourdain. He loved the Asian continent, especially Vietnam. He brought his passion and appreciation for the Asian people to the mainstream.
Asia offers some of the world’s best winter vacation hotspots. You will find ancient cultures, historic villages, international events and breathtaking vistas.
Asia Meets Asia (AMA) uses dramatic performance to share stories across cultures. Let's have a closer look at AMA's history and vision.
In cities around the globe, one can find Asian street food markets. But if you have a chance to travel to Asia, don’t miss out on experiencing the real thing.
Osmania University, the oldest university in India celebrates 100 years by adopting 100 rural villages in India, bringing much needed infrastructure and medicine.
Rail travelers in India will soon have access to a new all-in-one sophisticated app that will provide accurate schedule information, plus hotel and cab bookings.
Egypt is the place of pyramids and mummies, but in the early 1880s one mummy made its way to the India Museum, one of the oldest museums in Asia.
Earning a spot on the coveted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is not easy. 7 restaurants in Asia received top honors confirming Asia’s place among culinary giants.
EdTech Startups in Singapore Gain Ground in the Global Market
Singapore is rapidly becoming a center for edtech startups, as creative designers develop unique platforms to advance the country’s educational goals.
Mongolia is three times the size of France and has only one major city, its capital Ulaanbaatar, where the majority of Mongolians reside. Roughly a third of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic and practice a way of life that is so very different in rhythm and culture than ours. The country is emptier than the mind can imagine, an incredible landscape of windswept desert dunes, towering pines, snow-capped mountains, flowing rivers and incredible expanses of valleys and steppes.
Vietnam is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for tourists searching for exotic experiences and beautiful white sandy beaches. However, the country's assets extend far beyond nature. A commitment to high quality education and excellent student achievement, a welcoming and supportive environment for entrepreneurs and a government invested in improving the socio-economic standing of its citizens make Vietnam the perfect center for the region's burgeoning tech industry.
South Korea, a country not known for its ski slopes, will host the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a stunning place most of the world has never heard of.
9000 Southeast Asian young people united across their communities to create a mega day of more than 100 community service, advocacy and public awareness projects.
Undoubtedly, low student achievement is the most pressing concern among American educators and policymakers, particularly the gap in achievement between disadvantaged students and the rest of the student body. A recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that 12% of 15-year old students in the U.S. are performing below basic proficiency in the core subjects.
Across the globe, countries are exploring innovative ways to bring more girls into STEM, and Asia is no exception. In our hi-tech oriented times, these disciplines are significant channels through which women can break the glass ceiling and build a successful career.
Escape the Cold and Head to Exquisite Southeast Asia
Had enough of the Arctic Chill?? A perfect place to thaw out is Southeast Asia. The region is known for its impressive beaches which draw millions of tourists from around the world. But more than that, the region is rich with history, a vibrant cultural life, friendly residents and amazingly creative places to stay. Here are a couple of my favorite places.
There are many reasons to visit Asia, among them to enjoy an exceptional and relaxing spa experience. Last month, Hong Kong hosted the 12th annual Asia Spa Awards. 400 industry leaders and guests attended one of the most anticipated events of the year. Themed “Eternal Beauty,” the evening was set aside to recognize and honor the resorts, hotels, spas, and retreats that raise the bar for innovation and excellence in the leisure sector.
The Gymkhana restaurant was opened in 2013 by the three British-Indian siblings Karam, Sunaina and Jyotin Sethi. Karam, the middle brother, created the concept and menu, Jyotin, the eldest, is in charge of accounting, and Suniana, the youngest of the three, is the restaurant's sommelier.
Gymkhana has received a Micheline star for its classic and contemporary Indian cuisine and raving reviews from leading restaurant critics. The menu features excellent tandoori dishes like Achari roe deer chops in pickling spices, clove smoke and mustard mooli, and Gilafi buffalo seekh kebab garnished with coriander and black salt chutney. It also has an impressive wine list with special wines from all corners of the world.
Asia Shines as a Destination for Ethical Tourism
The concept of social responsibility is mainstream and embedded into the collective consciousness. This is especially true for today’s millennial generation, but the awareness is not limited to this group. Before we decide to purchase a certain product or service, many of us will first want to know about its environmental impact, whether child labor was involved, if the provider exercises any corporate social responsibility, etc. We turn to social media or review sites to learn about the 'background' behind companies, drugs and consumer products.