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Ajoy Advani: Mumbai can be tough terrain for a solo guy in search of a bar
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Ajoy Advani: Mumbai can be tough terrain for a solo guy in search of a bar

Tips for an antlered man, including stag-friendly watering holes
Andre Vltchek: Why I hate traveling in Japan
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Andre Vltchek: Why I hate traveling in Japan

One frequent traveler believes good service is no longer valued in Japan. Does he have a point?
Roland Kelts: Tokyo after the quake-- what matters now?
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Roland Kelts: Tokyo after the quake-- what matters now?

Tokyo has 'had its cells rearranged,' but is it still the same city or something new?
Aimee Chan: Customer service in Singapore, what’s that?
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Aimee Chan: Customer service in Singapore, what’s that?

Waiters who don’t know the ingredients of the dishes, sales staff who can’t use the register. Singapore really needs that multi-million dollar Customer-Centric Initiative
Malavika Sangghvi: Tired of hearing about Mumbai's resilience to terror?
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Malavika Sangghvi: Tired of hearing about Mumbai's resilience to terror?

Well, I am tired of hearing people saying they’re tired of hearing about it
Chef McDang: The myth of 'royal' Thai cuisine
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Chef McDang: The myth of 'royal' Thai cuisine

Drawing from his own palatial experiences, Thailand’s celebrity chef says restaurants use the words "royal Thai cuisine" as an excuse to charge more
Adam Bray: Being fat makes me famous
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Adam Bray: Being fat makes me famous

How a big fat American copes with life in Asia
Gitanjali Dang: Goodbye to the ship called Wisdom
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Gitanjali Dang: Goodbye to the ship called Wisdom

In her wake, the cargo vessel leaves a lesson for Mumbai on the power of mass susceptibility
Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse
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Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse

Thailand's leaders are saying all the right things, but the situation among the electorate is more desperate than people would admit
Aimee Chan: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN. Singaporeans work way too hard
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Aimee Chan: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN. Singaporeans work way too hard

Is a Twitter window permanently open on your workplace computer? We might be in the office after hours, but does that actually mean we work hard?
Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote
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Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote

When even the Thai prime minister is urging people to vote for the “least worst persons,” you know things are rotten. But that's no reason not to cast a ballot
Joanne Yao: Don't fear the stinky tofu
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Joanne Yao: Don't fear the stinky tofu

Shanghai foodie reveals how she came to like the infamous snack and urges stinky tofu virgins to dig in
Christopher DeWolf: Stop the zealous air conditioning
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Christopher DeWolf: Stop the zealous air conditioning

It's hot, we're bothered, but we need to fight our instinctual reach for the air conditioner remote, because it only makes things worse
Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics
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Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics

It's a perfect storm of misinformation, where nobody -- voters, candidates, pollsters, journalists, academics –- actually knows what the hell is going on
Dan Grunebaum: The truth behind the international media's disaster headlines
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Dan Grunebaum: The truth behind the international media's disaster headlines

March 11 showed Japan's good side, but revived stereotypes: The reality is more nuanced
Tarini Awatramani: My skepticism of pop spirituality
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Tarini Awatramani: My skepticism of pop spirituality

Just how effective can traditional meditation be amid the madness of modern Mumbai?
David McNeill: Who's telling the truth on the Fukushima meltdown?
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David McNeill: Who's telling the truth on the Fukushima meltdown?

The local media are lauded over their Western counterparts, but who got it more right?