Culture

Millions across India take part in Yoga day celebrations

By Sun, Jun 21, 2015 1:40PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of yoga enthusiasts are bending their bodies in complex postures across India as they take part in a mass yoga program to mark the first International Yoga Day.

China finds missing Ming Dynasty bridge outside developer’s office

By Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:32AM UTC

Chinese authorities have found a 440-year-old bridge that “disappeared” last week outside a Shanghai land developer’s office.

Chinese man sues actress Zhao Wei for staring at him through his TV set


By Tue, Jun 09, 2015 7:50PM UTC

A man has filed a lawsuit against Chinese actress Zhao Wei for staring at him too intensely through his TV set during the prime-time TV show ‘Tiger Mom’ ad causing him “spiritual damage”.

Two new museums set to boost contemporary art in Thailand

By Wed, Jun 03, 2015 10:40AM UTC

Lotuses and Buddha images usually spring to mind when Thai art is mentioned. And although such visuals still remain intact in the country, there are much more to Thai contemporary art. While Thai artists such as Rirkrit Tiravanija, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Korakrit Arunanondchai have made their names in the global art world, very few Thais know what they are about. And that’s only fair, since museums for contemporary art barely exist in the country.

Nude Forbidden City photoshoot causes outcry in China

By Tue, Jun 02, 2015 3:50PM UTC

Taking nude images at iconic popular historical and tourism sites is all the rage these days, but it’s still not quite everyone’s cup of tea. The latest nude photographs scandal has taken place in China, where photographer ‘Wanimal’ took images of a model in various states of undress at Beijing’s ancient Forbidden City.