Culture & Life

Made in India

Cambodia’s small but influential Indian community feels comfortable in a country that shares its history and maybe its future with their motherland. The history between India and Cambodia goes back to ancient times. The influence of the world’s second most populous country on the Kingdom is visible from the Hindu-style temples of Angkor Wat to

Lao girls preparing for success

 As host to the 2009 SEA Games, Laos will expect to strike gold with its young female petanque team and see off the Thais – the region’s unlikely champions

The business of fame

 Paula Taylor, Thailand’s most successful model and Geoff Heydt, a talent representative, explain how to make a face very famous

Interview Jackie Chan

 The second speaker on the Bridges programme, Hong Kong actor, filmmaker and producer Jackie Chan, has worked tirelessly for humanitarian causes for years and is a Unicef and UNAids goodwill ambassador

Has faith gone to the dogs?

Celebrated atheist Richard Dawkins reveals his respect for Darwin, his reasons fordisliking religion in any shape or form and why one percent of him still can’t let go

Braille reading abilities growing

Nearly 200 years after the birth of Louis Braille, the alphabet of raised dots he created, commonly known as Braille, is still in regular use by 150m blind people around the world. Now the system is also widely used in Cambodia and the government has announced it will soon become available in every school nationwide

Recliners get new life

For years recliners have been a symbol of retirement. The preserve of senior citizens, recliners were drab reminders of less colourful times

Welcome to the twitterati

Social networking services are capturing people’s attention as the coolest tool for accessing a world of information.

Ageing Thais seek shelter

As the traditional structures of Thai family life are gradually eroded, a number of initiatives in Chiang Mai are helping the elderly cope with old age and loneliness. In a room with strips of dried bamboo lying across a grey floor, Kham Bang Kattivong, 70, is busy weaving a basket that will support her and