Selected Articles

Tie Me Animals Down, Sport

Tie Me Animals Down, Sport

TIME magazine
22 August 2011

Television presenters declaim their love of nature. But they are teaching our children to fear and scorn animals already pushed to the brink of extinction.

Factory of Miracles

Factory of Miracles

Aljazeera.net
27 July 2011

If you don’t like hospitals, then you’ll hate Dhaka Hospital during one of the Bangladesh capital’s regular cholera epidemics. But its staff save thousands of lives.

Meet Colonel Fish Sauce

Meet Colonel Fish Sauce

Aljazeera.net
June 2011

“The global war on drugs has failed.” That was the stark conclusion of a recent study by former world leaders. Their words resonate in Asia, which is awash with a highly addictive drug called methamphetamine, better known by its street-names yaba, shabu, ice, speed.

The Hangover 2: Sex, Drugs & Popular Sequels

The Hangover 2: Sex, Drugs & Popular Sequels

TIME.com
20 June 2011

The Hangover Part II is thick with Bangkok clich├ęs, but it’s not nearly as unflattering to Thais as reports suggest. And when it comes to foreign movie productions, Thailand is laughing all the way to the bank.

Eat, Pray, Duck: Bali’s Ongoing Woes

Eat, Pray, Duck: Bali’s Ongoing Woes

TIME magazine
18 April 2011

Balinese spiritualism is a bewildering blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and animism. But the island’s planning code is simple: if you build it, they will come.

In Bangladesh, A New Way to Fight Cholera

In Bangladesh, A New Way to Fight Cholera

TIME.com
15 February 2011

Cholera kills 120,000 people every year, estimates the World Health Organization. Could mass vaccination be a new weapon against an old disease? The world is watching an ambitious new program to vaccinate 160,000 people in the cholera-prone capital of Bangladesh.

Is the Thai Military Torturing Detainees?

Is the Thai Military Torturing Detainees?

TIME.com
1 December 2010

War logs published via WikiLeaks suggest that the U.S. military ignored torture by its Iraqi allies. Those allegations still resonate in Thailand, and not just because this staunch U.S. ally is fighting an insurgency of its own. America and Thailand share a history of torture.

Bangkok Bodysnatchers

Bangkok Bodysnatchers

Esquire (UK)
September 2010

They’ve been accused of robbing the dead, ransoming corpses back to loved ones, and practising witchcraft and cannibalism. But what would Bangkok do without its volunteer ambulance crews?

Stinging Season

Stinging Season

TIME.com
25 August 2010

They’re alien-looking, they’re stealthy, and they can hurt. Can we ever learn to love the jellies? Fernando Boero, the Italian professor behind Jellywatch, thinks we can.

Henry Dunant And Heiden

Henry Dunant And Heiden

TIME magazine
15 August 2010

If you don’t count a grim 19th-century health regime called the “whey diet,” then the picturesque Swiss town of Heiden has just one historical claim to fame. Fortunately, it’s a big one.