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Category Archives: Places

Being and Nothingness in Bangaluru

Bangalore Hindu temples

By Editor-in-Chief David Lee Cummings in Bangaluru, India. Editor’s note: This dispatch is a follow-up to “First Impressions from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.” I’ve been in Bangaluru for

First Impressions from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris

By Editor-in-Chief David Lee Cummings in Paris, France. I’m on my way to Bangaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, and it’s been an adventurous 15 hours. Currently I write in the Charles

Savoring the Last Few Moments of 2014 in the Philippines

Filipino New Year

By Correspondent Joshua Kevin Bondoc in Manila, Philippines.  As 2014 creeps to a close, I can’t help but to look back at the year that has just passed—from a micro level perspective as an

New Year’s Eve in Armenia: Then and Now

Armenia Christmas

By Correspondent Vahan Kirakosyan in Yerevan, Armenia. One of the ancient countries of the world, Armenia (officially the Republic of Armenia) is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region

New Year’s Eve in Wales, UK and the Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatán_Peninsula

By Correspondent Mark Michael in Merida, Yucatan.  For most of my life I have spent New Year’s Eve in the UK. Up until the millennium New Year’s Eve celebrations were

How the Maragoli Celebrate Christmas

Elders at the Maragoli Festival

By Correspondent Simbili M. M. in Kenya. The Maragoli are a sub-tribe of the Abaluhya community of the Western province of Kenya. The majority of the Maragolis are found in

A Famous Outlaw, Other Gems Uncovered in a Shabby Old Tavern

Old Timber Inn, Cincinnati

By Editor-in-Chief David Lee Cummings in Cincinnati, Ohio. So, there’s this establishment called the Old Timber Inn I used to drive by nearly every single day for about a decade.

What Are They Really Fighting, Dying for in Ukraine?

Russia-Ukraine Flag

From Correspondent Anna Ivanova in Russia. A war in Europe is the last thing anyone could have imagined happening in 2014. A war some 500 km from my hometown was

As Human Populations Increase, Elephants Pay the Price

Asian Elephant

By correspondent James Wills in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Once upon a time, large herds of elephants roamed freely throughout Asia’s grasslands and forests. Now there are less than 40,000 Asian elephants

Solar Power Brings Electricity, Light, Computers to Refugees in Burma

Burma Solar Power

By correspondent Reshma from Naypyidaw in Burma. Burma is one of the Asian countries looking at solar power systems to bring eco-friendly lighting to its vulnerable residents. Solar power can