Adam Whiteley

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They’re muscling into an industry deemed ‘too white’

Hollywood increasingly wants Indian stars on screen. Pay is another matter.<p>Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has plenty of experience of red carpets but this weekend was different. Rather than the usual gala premieres, she posed for hundreds of flashing cameras outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood …

Slumdog Millionaire

Thailand's toil and trouble over 'divisive' Shakespeare film

A lot has happened in Thailand over the past two weeks: the imposition of military rule, the suspension of the constitution, and the creation of an ominous-sounding National Peace and Order Maintenance Council.<p>Amid all that, there's one case that's unlikely to catch much attention.<p>It sits in the …

Does Growing Rice Make You Less Individualistic?

Agriculture shapes psychology in China's wheat- and rice-growing regions, a new study suggests.<p>For a long time, one of the chief differences between Western and Asian societies has been chalked up to a simple theory of modernization. Social psychologists have held that as countries modernize, …

With 3 updates: Republic of Lanna

In our previous post, we emphasized some of the fears felt in elite circles regarding the direction of the politics: violence, inertia, economic …

The next phase of China’s global soft power push is exporting higher education

China’s next major export might just be universities. China’s Soochow University, based in the eastern city of Suzhou, is raising money to build a satellite campus in Laos where it will enroll around 5,000 students. Other Chinese universities have announced plans for campuses in Malaysia and in the …

Notes from the Field: Redesigning Myanmar

One hundred and seven degree heat. The height of the monsoon season. A country recently ruled by a brutal military dictatorship where US sanctions …

Can "culture" predict economic development?

In this essay, Daniel Altman predicts that China will fall short of the West, because of its "Confucian" culture:<p>[Unconditional] convergence didn't …

How to Literally Jump Into the Hadouken Photography Fad

Last month, we told you about a fun (and maybe a bit ridiculous) photography fad that had blown up overnight in Japan. The fad was to recreate …

Rohyingya. Myanmar’s internally displaced. Photo essay by Phil Behan

Community members in the remote river village of Inbargyi in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Locals say the village was attacked by a large group of people …

Models of North Korean rockets were incorporated into the flower arrangements at the #Kimilsungia exhibition in #Pyongyang.

Urban gods of Mumbai. Bell god or ghanteshwar aka hanuman. That's a lot of ghanta.

Brits Approach (True) Speed of Light Over Fiber Cable

The standard line is that fiber optic networks transfer data at the speed of light. But in reality, light travels about 31 percent slower through …

Mumba Devi & associates: outside malad station on the west side is a tree under which is a small hanuman shrine. On Tuesdays, you would be greeted by the loud ringing of bells by his bachelor devotees.