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Why India and Pakistan Are Always Fighting -- Explained

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

To understand the scope of this challenge, the NSA tapped Modi's phone (without a court order, of course) to listen into his conversation with the Pakistani government just last week.

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

South East Asia is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If you need some inspiration as to where to stay, here are five of our favorite properties for a chill break in South East Asia.

Our Top 14 Ultimate Luxury Hotels in South East Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's a mistake to think that South East Asia is a low-budget destination, especially when it comes to the glittering levels of consummate luxury to be found in this region.

The Next Generation of Indian Giving: Philanthropy and Young South Asians

Megha Desai | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Megha Desai

My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.

Sex Clubs and Stonings: Welcome to Southeast Asia

Richard Alther | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Whew. My husband and I made it back from our gay cruise to Indonesia and environs without being buried alive under stones.

Bizarre But Delicious Filipino Dishes That Parents Literally Have To Trick Their Kids Into Eating

the Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 03.20.2014 | Taste

A look at some of the weird but delectable foods of the Philippines

Why Moving to South East Asia May Just Be Your Best Business Decision

Jill Stanton | Posted 05.18.2014 | Small Business
Jill Stanton

Don't let your comfort zone cripple your progress. Take a leap of faith, pack your things and see how South East Asia can change your life, nurture your business, and breed a level of success you thought was only available to the upper eschelon.

We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.

When Does Change Really Mean It?

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Brian C. Stiller

Dispatch from Myanmar: If any Christians can be known for following Jesus' word on being "as wise as serpents and harmless as doves" it is Christians...

Guide to Hitchhiking in Burma

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Responsible tourism can mean a lot of things, but in Burma it means getting down and dirty with locals. Hitchhiking through the country isn't the easiest way to get around, but it's definitely a backpacker badge of honor.

The Stream Series: .mm good?

Duncan Clark | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology
Duncan Clark

Myanmar is not a start-up -- it has a long history, is rich in mineral and human resources and was once the second richest country in South East Asia. Yet after decades of isolation, civil war and sanctions, from a digital business perspective it is probably best viewed as a start-up opportunity.

Cruising Down The Mekong River

Don Mankin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Don Mankin

It is difficult to separate the magic of the Mekong from the magic of Laos, the country through which it flows for much of its meandering route through Southeast Asia. Laos is beautiful, uncrowded and populated by some of the most gracious and gentle people I have ever met. Or maybe it's the river itself, surprisingly peaceful for one so large and significant.

Why Women In Thailand Are Embracing 'Feminine Bleaching' Products

Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.25.2012 | Women

Grooming is time-consuming and expensive for lots of women -- how do we withstand (or afford) the combination of plucking, tweezing, threading, shavin...

A Call for Video Grant Applications

Fron Nahzi | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Fron Nahzi

Today's technology allows more people more opportunities to propose solutions to the world's problems. When both the donor and the applicants free themselves from the offline approach to developing and implementing ideas, it will better our society.

Eleanor Goldberg

Sex Trafficking Survivor Risks Life To Fight Slavery, Spread Of HIV/AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

This story is part of a series celebrating HIV/AIDS activists in honor of Thursday's World AIDS Day. Her house has been burned down. She's had her ...

Aid And Independence In East Timor

Posted 11.28.2011 | World

By Simon Roughneen, The Diplomat 'Goodbye conflict, welcome development' reads the Panglossian banner on the Timor-Leste Finance Ministry web...

5 Tips for the (Motorcycle) Trip of a Lifetime

Hans von Meister | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Hans von Meister

If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong. The entire point of undertaking a long-distance motorcycle trip is to test yourself; you're obviously out of your element.

Pork Chop Lay's & Other Thai Potato Chips

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

My first thought was, "Um, gross," but after a few days the idea grew on me.

Eunhee Jung O'Neill's Center for International Virtual Schooling

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Eunhee Jung O'Neill, Ph.D., is interested in long-distance learning, specifically about cultures. Eunhee is the founder and director of International Virtual Elementary/Secondary Classroom Activities.

Who is this guy? Philippines President Elect - Mr Vanilla of Manila

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With his penchant for badly fitting shirts, dorky hair style, and complete lack of personal charisma, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino appears the most unlikel...

Farmer Kills 83,000 Rats And Wins Color TV

Telegraph | Ben Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mokhairul Islam, 40, won a first prize of a colour television for killing some 83,450 rats in the past nine months in Gazipur district near the South ...

What's Your Name? Dunce? Bong? Bum?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In the Philippines, everyone seems to have some kind of all-purpose nickname that long ago rendered their real name obsolete. Politicians with names like Joker, Boy, Butch and Ping are commonplace.

Moment of Truth In Afghanistan, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Southeast Asia, Africa, FSU

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen C. Rose

In all these situations, violence is active or incipient. In all of them, there is no solution being proposed that promises an end to the prospect of more of the same.

Cambodia's Rat Trade With Vietnam Booming (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Many Asian countries are consuming rat meat as a less expensive and more plentiful alternative to pork. Cambodia villagers who gather the rodents hav...

Sri Lanka Rejects Tamil Tigers Ceasefire Offer

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger fighters have announced that they are ready to comply with international calls for a ceasefire, but they would not lay down t...