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Rohan Joshi: The guys who made Mumbai's new drinking law must have been drunk
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Rohan Joshi: The guys who made Mumbai's new drinking law must have been drunk

Beer and wine OK at 21, vodka, whiskey and anything else not till you're 25. Who are they kidding?
Jin Ge: The Shanghai International Film Festival still has a way to go
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Jin Ge: The Shanghai International Film Festival still has a way to go

An indie filmmaker’s pinpoints what the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival is doing right, and where it needs to shape up
Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt
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Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt

A lonely girl's search for a barista who can give her a free smile with a morning cup
Reggie Mak: The Hong Kong movie audience doesn't matter anymore
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Reggie Mak: The Hong Kong movie audience doesn't matter anymore

Canto-Mando blockbusters are taking over our cinemas and it doesn't matter what we think about them, because the mainlanders are loving it
Richard Smart: Why I march in Tokyo's new wave of nuclear protests
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Richard Smart: Why I march in Tokyo's new wave of nuclear protests

Japan’s anti-nuclear movement is not a bunch of rabid hippies: it’s people looking for more honest, transparent leadership
Mahesh Nair: Pigeons are terrorists
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Mahesh Nair: Pigeons are terrorists

Horny voodoo pigeons are plotting to take over Mumbai, and they're winning
Cod Satrusayang: In defense of the wolf pack
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Cod Satrusayang: In defense of the wolf pack

Sure, 'The Hangover Part II' is bad. But its mildly embarrassing depictions of the seamy side of Thailand are spot-on, says this Bangkok-based Thai writer
Matt Alt: Screw you for smoking, Tokyo
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Matt Alt: Screw you for smoking, Tokyo

Individual choices are all fine and good, but not when they're forced on me
Hyo-won Lee: The madness of Korea's online crowd
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Hyo-won Lee: The madness of Korea's online crowd

The E Ji-ah scandal once again highlights the cyber-lynching mob mentality of Seoul netizens. And it scares me
K-Pop taking over the world? Don't make me laugh
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K-Pop taking over the world? Don't make me laugh

K-Pop is great for Asia, but don't believe the hallyu hype about global domination. The world's biggest music markets simply don't care
Back off, bouncers, you're a bunch of egotistical bastards
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Back off, bouncers, you're a bunch of egotistical bastards

The self-made enforcers of late-night law have to be told
Zat Liu: The ‘One-Dog Policy’ won’t fix Shanghai’s dog problem
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Zat Liu: The ‘One-Dog Policy’ won’t fix Shanghai’s dog problem

Clause 12 is all very well, but Shanghai needs to tackle unscrupulous breeders and ignorant owners
Jamie Alter: White people love cricket too
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Jamie Alter: White people love cricket too

How a white Indian became a cricket writer
Aimee Chan: To maid or not to maid
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Aimee Chan: To maid or not to maid

Getting full-time domestic help is a personal decision, isn’t it?
Chef McDang: Nobody wants to watch quality television in Thailand
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Chef McDang: Nobody wants to watch quality television in Thailand

Another racy soap opera has hit headlines for corrupting the nation’s youth. TV host Chef McDang explains why such shows will continue to dominate the airways
A letter from Singapore: What Sydney expats miss
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A letter from Singapore: What Sydney expats miss

When at home we dream of travel, and when abroad we idealize home. An exiled Sydneysider tries to solve this puzzle
Charlene Fang: Why this Singapore General Election is important
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Charlene Fang: Why this Singapore General Election is important

Change is in the air and come Saturday, Singapore could become a whole new nation