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After yoga, meditation breaks into the mainstream

NEW YORK | AFP – It is 5 pm, otherwise known as rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads

Actress Suhasini Maniratnam set to perform in Houston

A sprightly young girl was often accompanied to Kalaimamani K.J. Sarasa’s Bharatanatyam dance class by her aspiring actor uncle. Soon he

The Essence of Diwali : Light, Listen, Learn, Care

Looking back to Diwali during childhood days in India, one recalls a celebration that was about fostering community, camaraderie and caring relationships. These

Shazé’s handcrafted Ganeshas form a new signature collection

Shazé, a premium lifestyle brand that designs bespoke watches, jewellery and home and office decor—will launch a collection of exquisite décor Ganeshas for

Southeast Asia stakes its claim in the art world

by Jason Farago Until recently — the 1990s, let’s say — an American critic keeping tabs on new art would concentrate on New

Loveless monkey adopts chicken at Israeli zoo


RAMAT GAN, Israel | AFP – A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her

National Preparedness Month: Keep Your Family Safe in an Emergency


When it comes to emergency and natural disaster preparation, clean, uncontaminated water should be top-of-mind. September, which is National Preparedness Month, is

In Chinese community, one-night stands are getting old

by Becky Davis ZHABA, China | AFP – Nimble after years of practice, Trinley Norbu is used to hoisting himself three

Girl meets boy: Taiwan’s tribal matchmaking festival

by Michelle Yun HUALIEN, Taiwan | AFP – As night falls on a square in the village of Matai’an, young women cast critical

This new startup will keep you entertained in the airport for hours

by Jason Guerrasio If you’ve ever been to an airport, you’ve most likely spent some time very bored. A familiar scene: You’re through