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The Colombian flag waves in the wind. In Colombia, police brutality is often ignored or misrepresented by the media.

Analysis: Colombia’s police brutality – an issue there too, despite the media’s narrative

Daniela Rincon December 21, 2020

While cases of police abuse in the U.S. have received national attention and sparked outrage around the world, cases in other countries, such as Colombia, get little traction in English language news...

As fears of coronavirus dim, night-life is getting back to normal in Chinas cities and towns.

[Picture Story] Nightlife getting back to normal in China

Yuqin Liu December 1, 2020

As fears of the coronavirus fade, the routines of normal life are returning to cities and towns in China -- not just in the big cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, but the smaller places too. Take...

People have dinner in a hot pot restaurant as usual in China Featured Photo by Yunjia Hou
Oct.7,2020. Photo credit: Yunjia Hou

Analysis: How did China eliminate COVID-19 so quickly?

Yunjia Hou December 1, 2020

Life in China has returned to normal. But it took measures by a strong central government that probably would not work in many democratic countries, where politicians must be careful not to offend voters...

The completed dish. Photo: Avantika Panda

[Recipe] Chicken Curry: A delicious Indian spice infused curry

Avantika Panda October 16, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 2 - 3Cuisine: IndianDifficulty level: MediumSpice level: Medium/High This recipe is a special family recipe. It is a traditional Indian curry that is cooked...

The completed dish. Photo: Desirée Vignola

[Recipe] Creamy Tortellini with Turkey: A twist to the traditional Italian pasta

Desirée Vignola September 4, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 4Cuisine: ItalianDifficulty level: EasySpice level: Low As an Italo-Venezuelan, I am always inventing and reinventing dishes that use ingredients from...

Fair & Lovely promotes colorism in India.

Why make the world whiter? The shadow of ‘colorism’ in India

Pavithra Rajesh August 18, 2020

Brown. That’s the word that most people use to identify my skin tone, as well as the skin tones of Indians across the world. A seemingly simple word that doesn’t cover the wide range of skin...

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[Recipe] Bolón De Verde: The beloved green plantain ball

Maria Aguirre August 14, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 3Cuisine: EcuadorianArea of origin: the CoastDifficulty level: MediumSpice level: None I grew up surrounded by green plantain lovers. My family, my close...

A cinema.

My first movie experience in China amid the coronavirus pandemic

Xiaoxi Ma August 11, 2020

There are signs that the coronavirus in China is on the wane, and one of them is that cinemas in low risk areas reopened in the fourth week of July, with plenty of precautions. Cinemas in China...

The completed dish. Photo: Xiaoxi Ma

[Recipe] LuoBo Xia: A seafood dish from eastern China

Xiaoxi Ma August 7, 2020

Start to finish: 15 minutesServings: 3Cuisine: ChineseDifficulty level: EasySpice level: Low LuoBo Xia is the Chinese name for this dish. “LuoBo” means the green radish and “Xia” means...

[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert

[Recipe] Shavige Payasa: An easy-to-make south Indian dessert

Sharmila Kuthunur July 28, 2020

Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 4Cuisine: IndianDifficulty level: EasySpice level: None In my home state of Karnataka in south India, Shavige Payasa is a sweet dish that is cooked during...

The Black Lives Matter movement in Asia.

How #BLM shifted conversations in Asia

Mihiro Shimano July 24, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement that re-emerged in the U.S., following the murder of George Floyd, spread internationally within just a few days. Scores of people began protesting outside embassies in...

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