Glimpses of Asia – October 1, 2015

Hat tip for these links to my expatriate e-mail pen pal Jack and his friend Marty.

Go Delhi Go | Hyperlapse (2 min)

Colonial Photography in British India

Where Do Languages Go to Die? – The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction

Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal

Map: Where the East and the West meet

Zen and the Art of Bonsai Maintenance

Harry Potter Music Indian Tribute | Indian Jam Project

Menu to Avoid (Funny Image)    🙂

Japanese Government Asks Universities to Close Social Science Faculties  [I could make a comment, but I’m not going to -M]    😦

British journalists face five years in Indonesian jail for visa violation

Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) of Terengganu, Malaysia

Air Force Personnel’s Father Killed by Mob Near Delhi Over Beef Rumors  [These people are DEADLY serious! Just like eating pork in a Muslim country! -M]

You Can See China’s Fish Farms From Space

Jute in the crown: V&A explores fabric of India’s historic garment trade

Pot head: leopard gets head stuck in pan – video (Rajasthan)

Lost Nepal

Kathmandu Siege One Week anniversary Sept 30th – Welcome to the post-petroleum apocalypse

ISIS and the Assad dynasty

At least 50 reported to have died in attack on coalmine in Xinjiang in September

7 Reasons Not to Climb Mt. Everest

Mecca Then and Now, 128 Years of Growth  [Great pix! -M]

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips

This Glass Suspension Bridge in China Is Equal Parts Stunning and Scary

Fifty years and two documentaries since the Indonesian coup

Picture of the Day: The Longsheng Rice Terraces of China

Kunduz Still Under Taliban Control, Locals Say, Despite Government Reports

What Did J.D. Salinger, Leo Tolstoy, and Sarah Bernhardt Have in Common?
The surprising—and continuing—influence of Swami Vivekananda, the pied piper of the global yoga movement

Inside the syndicate
In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan’s Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld

Amazing transformation of sick dog who had given up hope (Rajasthan)

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