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
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/12586

Where Do Languages Go to Die? – The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/09/aramaic-middle-east-language/404434/

Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/28/mount-everest-to-be-declared-off-limits-to-inexperienced-climbers

Map: Where the East and the West meet
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/28/map-where-the-east-and-the-west-meet/

Zen and the Art of Bonsai Maintenance
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/09/20/stephen_voss_photographs_bonsai_trees_at_the_national_bonsai_penjing_museum.html

Harry Potter Music Indian Tribute | Indian Jam Project

Menu to Avoid (Funny Image)   🙂
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cUh1UMelrCA/VgSJVT26r0I/AAAAAAAA39Q/qk_MF-2vWgs/s1600/enema_reddit.jpg

Japanese Government Asks Universities to Close Social Science Faculties  [I could make a comment, but I’m not going to -M]   😦
http://www.metafilter.com/153425/Japanese-Government-Asks-Universities-to-Close-Social-Science-Faculties

British journalists face five years in Indonesian jail for visa violation
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/30/british-journalists-face-five-years-in-indonesian-jail-for-visa-violation

Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) of Terengganu, Malaysia
http://whenonearth.net/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]
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/man-killed-by-mob-near-delhi-over-beef-rumours-1224514

You Can See China’s Fish Farms From Space
http://mentalfloss.com/article/69182/you-can-see-chinas-fish-farms-space

Jute in the crown: V&A explores fabric of India’s historic garment trade
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/30/v-and-a-fabric-india-garment-britian-museum-trade-asian

Pot head: leopard gets head stuck in pan – video (Rajasthan)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/sep/30/pot-head-leopard-gets-head-stuck-in-pan-video

Lost Nepal
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/2015/sep/26/lost-nepal/

Kathmandu Siege One Week anniversary Sept 30th – Welcome to the post-petroleum apocalypse
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/30/1425920/-Kathmandu-Siege-One-Week-anniversary-Sept-30th-Welcome-to-the-post-petroleum-apocalypse

ISIS and the Assad dynasty
http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1610548.ece

At least 50 reported to have died in attack on coalmine in Xinjiang in September
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/01/at-least-50-reported-dead-in-september-attack-as-china-celebrates-xinjiang

7 Reasons Not to Climb Mt. Everest
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/29/7-Reasons-Not-to-Climb-Mt-Everest/

Mecca Then and Now, 128 Years of Growth  [Great pix! -M]
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/09/mecca-then-and-now-128-years-of-growth/408013/

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/oct/01/thailand-islands-readers-koh-beaches

This Glass Suspension Bridge in China Is Equal Parts Stunning and Scary
http://mentalfloss.com/article/69265/glass-suspension-bridge-china-equal-parts-stunning-and-scary

Fifty years and two documentaries since the Indonesian coup
http://www.metafilter.com/153467/

Picture of the Day: The Longsheng Rice Terraces of China
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/10/longsheng-rice-terraces-guanxi-china/

Kunduz Still Under Taliban Control, Locals Say, Despite Government Reports
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/02/world/asia/kunduz-taliban-afghanistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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
http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303404704577305581227233656

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
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21664929-2011-belgian-photographer-was-allowed-entry-one-japans-yakuza-families-over-two-years-he
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http://antonkusters.com/projects/yakuza/

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

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