• February 21, 2018
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World

  • Chasing their Bollywood dreams
    Feb 14, 2018 By Shashank Bengali
    In a Mumbai slum, an unlikely acting coach helps impoverished children prepare for a career in Hindi films
  • Afghan book trade is booming
    Feb 14, 2018 By Rod Nordland and 
Fahim Abed
    Fuelled by pent-up demand for both outside views and local authors, publishers and sellers in Kabul are flourishing
  • Building hope with bamboo
    Feb 14, 2018 By Tessy KoshySpecial to Weekend Review
    A Hyderabad couple grappled with debts, depression and kidnappings in their bid to promote eco-friendly, sustainable homes to give a livelihood to tribal artisans
  • Preserving Angkor Wat’s legacy
    Feb 14, 2018 By Manasi MathkarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Working side by side with Cambodians, Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa has devoted fifty years of his life to preserve the temple complex for the future
  • China’s watchful eye
    Jan 31, 2018 By Simon Denyer
    Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in the country. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities
  • Paying for the crimes of their parents
    Jan 31, 2018 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    Niroja Laxmi Mohaptra has found her calling in helping children who end up behind bars when their parents are serving a jail sentence
  • Saffron, the golden spice of Kashmir
    Jan 31, 2018 By Haroon Mirani
Special to Weekend Review
    The world’s most expensive spice has been cultivated in the historic Indian town of Pampore for generations
  • Greece’s horrific ‘island prisons’
    Jan 24, 2018 By Griff Witte
    The deterioration at refugee camps has occurred even though far fewer refugees are arriving on Lesbos now than in 2015 and 2016
  • ‘Palestinians are feeling completely isolated’
    Jan 19, 2018 Rafique Gangat, Special to Weekend Review
    Residents condemn Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
  • Rolapena, a wonder pen that grows into a tree
    Jan 17, 2018 By Mythily RamachandranSpecial to Weekend Review
    Turning a used pen into a sapling, Kerala-based social entrepreneur and designer Lakshmi Menon’s innovative product is environmentally-friendly
  • Why Indians prefer to cling to cash
    Jan 17, 2018 By Vindu Goel and 
Suhasini Raj
    People prefer cash for routine transactions, despite intensive government efforts to push digital platforms
  • The 7,400-acre Aokigahara Forest, near Mount Fuji, has gained a grim reputation as one of Japan’s top suicide destinations
  • Walking the Camino de Santiago
    Jan 03, 2018 By Mick O’ReillySpecial to Weekend Review
    It is an ancient route across Spain that has been walked for centuries. It’s a time for reflection and soul searching
  • A father sues to curb junk food in India
    Jan 03, 2018 By Geeta Anand
    Rahul Verma filed a public interest lawsuit in the Delhi High Court in 2010, seeking a ban on the sale of fast food and soft drinks in and around schools across India
  • Bringing the dead back from Everest
    Dec 27, 2017 By John Branch
    Sherpas took on a quest to find the bodies of two Indian climbers — a year after they were abandoned on the earth’s highest mountain
  • Finding solitude in the sea
    Dec 20, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Absar Khan walked away from his life as a busy lawyer in London. Now he has found his true calling helping marine life escape the dangers of cast-off fishing nets