• December 15, 2017
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  • A traditional carpet woven with social history
    Dec 06, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    For 35 years, Hikmet Sirlak has been selling kilim in Istanbul and finds joy in the masterpieces created by nomadic weavers in the interior areas of Anatolia
  • A voice for Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
    Nov 22, 2017 By Manasi MathkarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Abdon Nababan, winner of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award, has worked tirelessly to fight for the rights of his country’s marginalised communities
  • How knowledge can conquer pain
    Nov 16, 2017 By Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor
    As an active teen, Nauxath Nathoo suddenly became incapacitated with a rare disease. She overcame the trauma but credits it to a positive mental attitude
  • From Bihar to Buckingham Palace
    Sep 14, 2017 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    The accolades are coming quick and fast for Asha Khemka for her efforts in the field of education in the UK
  • She’s had it with making movies
    Aug 24, 2017 By Simon Hattenstone
    Why has Jane Campion switched to the small screen after making some really strong films?
  • Spearheading India’s cleanliness drive
    Aug 24, 2017 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    Dr Bindeshwar Pathak’s pioneering efforts to improve sanitation and upgrade the environment in India are making a huge impact
  • ‘Poetry is an espresso shot of thought’
    Aug 18, 2017 By Claire Armitstead
    Britain’s Radio 4’s poet in residence on his journey from school dropout to poetry prizewinner
  • An alternative history of Singapore
    Aug 18, 2017 By Ian Johnson
    Sonny Liew’s fictionalised narrator of Singapore’s history, Charlie Chan, provides a version that is closer to reality as intended
  • An eternal optimist in Istanbul
    Aug 09, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Terrorism has hit Turkish tourism hard. But for one tour guide, a positive outlook wins out even in troubled times
  • Putting Sri Lanka on the world map
    Aug 02, 2017 By Richard HolledgeSpecial to Weekend Review
    Waterfront, the first project of its kind in Colombo, will include a 6-star hotel, apartment blocks, large retail centre, office buildings and car parks
  • ‘An exciting time to be a musician in China’
    Jul 20, 2017 By Sarvy Geranpayeh, Staff Writer
    The Concert Master of the UAE National Symphony Orchestra, Min Yang has been playing the violin from the age of five
  • ‘Arabic calligraphy will never fade’
    Jul 20, 2017 By Nathalie FarahSpecial to Weekend Review
    Leading designer and typographer, Mourad Boutros talks about bilingual fonts, his thoughts about the industry he has been a part of over the last 40 years and dream projects
  • Digging up Syria’s past
    Jul 13, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Cambridge archeologist Augusta McMahon has a passion for ancient Mesopotamia
  • How to feed 11 billion people
    Jul 13, 2017 By Richard Hiault
    As climate change accelerates and the global population rises, can Earth’s agricultural resources keep up?
  • The human aspect of a workplace
    Jun 22, 2017 By Sarvy GeranpayehStaff Writer
    According to Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD, understanding cultural values and differences is vital for businesses to achieve success in a global environment
  • Street cobbler repairs more than shoes
    Jun 21, 2017 By Pamela Constable
    Ramzan Haidary’s business is little more than a cubbyhole but he’s a witness to the twists of history that run through Kabul