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David McNeill: Why I love Japan even more since the earthquake
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David McNeill: Why I love Japan even more since the earthquake

The strength of the group is what helps people carry on
Better Indian city to visit: New Delhi or Mumbai?
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Better Indian city to visit: New Delhi or Mumbai?

India's big cities have swapped stereotypes. Time for a review of conventional travel wisdom
Parmesh Shahani: All for Poonam Pandey’s strip tease
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Parmesh Shahani: All for Poonam Pandey’s strip tease

The 20-year-old Mumbai model promises to go nude if India wins the ICC Cricket World Cup
Will Oxford Street's gay identity survive?
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Will Oxford Street's gay identity survive?

With Sydney's homosexual haven becoming the preferred party spot for heterosexual hedonists, where's the next move for the gay community?
Elaine Ee-Meyers: It’s time to legalize chewing gum in Singapore
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Elaine Ee-Meyers: It’s time to legalize chewing gum in Singapore

Lift this absurd ban: For want of nothing else, think about the money
Hiroko Yoda: Fear and coping in Tokyo
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Hiroko Yoda: Fear and coping in Tokyo

These are trying times -- that’s why it’s important to use our heads
Goodbye, 'G'day mate'
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Goodbye, 'G'day mate'

The 'g'day' greeting has to go for Australia to move forward
Archie Hamilton: Local bands-- it's your time to step up
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Archie Hamilton: Local bands-- it's your time to step up

The head of one of Shanghai’s most successful promotion companies and the man behind the JUE Festival, sounds off on what is keeping the Shanghai music scene down
Xing Zhao: Gay people in China need to come out
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Xing Zhao: Gay people in China need to come out

Talking about talking about legalizing same-sex marriage is a good first step, says a member of Shanghai’s LGBT community
Tim Footman: Not every farang male comes to Bangkok for sleaze
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Tim Footman: Not every farang male comes to Bangkok for sleaze

Fed up with the innuendos and winks, a Bangkok-based writer points out that not all men are here for cheap beer and the pleasures of Asian flesh
Hiroko Yoda: The best of times in the worst of times
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Hiroko Yoda: The best of times in the worst of times

A chain reaction of kindness binds Japan after the earthquake
Mun Yin Liu: How the iPhone has ruined my lunch
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Mun Yin Liu: How the iPhone has ruined my lunch

I can't even remember lunch because I was too high -- not on illegal substances, but on my addiction to the multimedia smartphone
Bono Zhang: Why do we care about Shanghai Fashion Week?
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Bono Zhang: Why do we care about Shanghai Fashion Week?

An independent fashion designer shares his views on the only official fashion week in Shanghai
Richard Smart: The positives in Ishihara’s manga censorship policy
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Richard Smart: The positives in Ishihara’s manga censorship policy

Tokyo’s often controversial mayor may pave the way for a ban on the possession of child pornography in Japan
Dwight Turner: Thailand, land of smiles. But only if you’re white
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Dwight Turner: Thailand, land of smiles. But only if you’re white

Finding no humor in a controversial Thai ad reserving seats for “people with white skin,” this Bangkok writer looks back on his own unfortunate experiences
Alexis Ong: Would Singaporeans just learn how to behave?
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Alexis Ong: Would Singaporeans just learn how to behave?

Third-world manners in a first-world country ... Singaporeans, you should be ashamed of yourselves
Chef McDang: Thais don’t give a damn about Thai food
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Chef McDang: Thais don’t give a damn about Thai food

Thailand’s royal celebrity chef sounds off on the country’s lack of structure, pride and promotion of its eating culture