Glimpses of Asia – October 3, 2015

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

Ghost Chili

Ghost Chili

World’s Hottest Chili (the Ghost Chili) is now being weaponized by the Indian Military
http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/10/08/worlds-hottest-chili-the-ghost-chili-is-now-being-weaponized-by-the-indian-military/

US elevates Thailand to best child labor category
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/US-elevates-Thailand-to-best-child-labor-category-30269971.html

Movie Vs. Reality: What It Actually Feels Like To Climb Mount Everest
http://uproxx.com/life/2015/09/everest-reality-vs-fiction/

The Most Frightening Food Found on Airplanes
http://mentalfloss.com/article/69240/most-frightening-food-found-airplanes

[Thai] Government warns netizen protesters
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/714964/government-warns-netizen-protesters

Traffic in Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

Traffic in Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

India pledges to source 40% of electricity from renewables by 2030
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/02/india-pledges-40-percent-electricity-renewables-2030

A Sewing Machine, Murder, and The Absence of Regret
http://www.ndtv.com/blog/basehara-village-carries-no-shame-1225235?&pfrom=home-opinion

India’s Attack on Free Speech
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/sonia-faleiro-india-free-speech-kalburgi-pansare-dabholkar.html?_r=0

Kyrgyzstan’s elections: what you need to know
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/03/kyrgyzstan-elections-what-you-need-to-know

10 Hilarious Foreign Rip-Offs Of Popular Hollywood Films  [8 of these are from Asia -M]    🙂

Holiday guide to lesser-known Thailand
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/oct/03/thailand-islands-hotels-national-parks-guide

The Blood Moon Was Recorded Back in 19th Century Thailand
http://gizmodo.com/the-blood-moon-was-recorded-back-in-19th-century-thaila-1734327270

What Japanese People Thought Westerners Looked Like in 1860Gl
http://mentalfloss.com/article/69352/what-japanese-people-thought-westerners-looked-1860

Djokovic, Nadal mix tennis with politics on Thailand trip
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/716756/djokovic-nadal-mix-tennis-with-politics-on-thailand-trip

Inside Indonesia
In collaboration with the National Library of Australia, Inside Indonesia is pleased to announce that an archive of editions of the magazine currently only available in hardcopy form – editions 1 (1983) to 89 (2007) – are now available in digital form.
http://www.insideindonesia.org/archive

Honk if you Love the Subculture of Indian Trucker Art
http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/12/04/honk-if-you-love-the-subculture-of-indian-trucker-art/
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The Subculture of Japanese Trucker Art
http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/08/29/the-japanese-subculture-of-trucker-art/

The Crumbling Village of Temples Lost to the Myanmar Jungle
http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/09/23/the-crumbling-village-of-temples-lost-to-the-myanmar-jungle/
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The Crumbling Ruins of ‘Shwe Inn Thein’ Pagodas of Indein, Myanmar  [Different article, different photos -M]
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/10/the-crumbling-ruins-of-shwe-inn-thein.html

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