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Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
Victory for Indian chef's eatery in Bangkok marks second year of success for Thai capital in San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Indian mythology

Goddesses and peanut brittle: This year, celebrate Songkran in supernatural style

Goddesses and peanut brittle: This year, celebrate Songkran in supernatural style

The Thai New Year isn't just an excuse to have a giant water fight. Here's a look at its gory, cosmic roots
How to train your (mythical Asian) dragon

How to train your (mythical Asian) dragon

These dragons are not of the easily trainable variety -- they have teeth
Ramayana renewed: Pixar cartoonist revamps the ancient Hindu story

Ramayana renewed: Pixar cartoonist revamps the ancient Hindu story

"Ramayana: Divine Loophole" is Sanjay Patel's thoroughly modern rendering of the ancient Hindu epic about gods, demons and mythological warfare
'Sita Sings the Blues': The reinvention of an Indian myth stirs controversy

'Sita Sings the Blues': The reinvention of an Indian myth stirs controversy

Mixing 1920s American jazz with a classic Indian legend lands a firebrand filmmaker in a confrontation with the guardians of digital copyrights