Living by traditional bow and arrow in Bhutan

Publication date 19 October 2018 | 10:44 | ICT

EVERY weekend Bhutanese Pema Dorji channels his inner Robin Hood and aims for the bull’s-eye, but not without generous sips of the local brew and a leg-kicking dance and song routine.



  • Art rebels Basquiat, Schiele face off in Paris shows

    Publication date 05 October 2018 | 13:08 | ICT

    THOUSANDS of Two new major exhibitions opening in Paris on Wednesday counterpoint the work of a pair of art world rebels – Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele.

  • Busan film fest seeks ‘reunion’ after disaster

    Publication date 03 October 2018 | 12:17 | ICT

    ORGANISERS of Asia’s largest film festival have issued a rallying cry to its supporters as the event emerges from years of starring in its own political drama.

  • In Russia’s Dagestan, tightrope tradition on brink of extinction

    Publication date 02 October 2018 | 11:50 | ICT

    DRESSED in a red and silver sequined jacket and trousers, 13- year-old Muhamed Balikhanov holds a long pole as he slowly rides an old red bicycle along a tightrope suspended several metres off the ground.

  • Ethnic Phnong villagers turn to homegrown produce for a living

    Publication date 21 September 2018 | 14:18 | ICT

    As she walks in the rain, the 65-year-old ethnic Phnong woman is on her way to Sen Monorom to sell the wild bamboo shoots and bananas she carries on her back. She wears a blue shirt, a krama and yellow flip-flops.

  • Youth optimistic about market for scriptwriting

    Publication date 21 September 2018 | 11:31 | ICT

    Taking up writing as a hobby might be fine for the younger Cambodians, but very few people would venture into it for a living.

  • Camille Corot’s vision revealed in figure paintings

    Publication date 14 September 2018 | 11:01 | ICT

    WHEN Camille Corot’s figure paintings last went on display more than a century ago, they stunned Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who paid tribute to the French painter in their groundbreaking Cubist creations.

  • Baka Pygmies adapt to change of lifestyle

    Publication date 14 September 2018 | 10:54 | ICT

    JUST back from the hunt with a choice selection of plants, Ebona feels at home in the endless forest where many Gabonese fear to tread.

  • Wall art provides Osaka backdrop

    Publication date 13 September 2018 | 13:08 | ICT

    An old shipbuilding district of Osaka has become a hotspot of sorts for a certain subculture known as kabejo – young women who love wall art.

  • Modern Khmer art: The Tale of the Storm Goddess

    Publication date 31 August 2018 | 10:08 | ICT

    Perhaps most in the Kingdom know of the folktale called Moni Mekhala which tells the origin of thunderstorms. Two young art students, however, have refreshed the story by bringing it to life through their digital design skills.

  • Ceramic arts exhibition of Visual and Applied Arts School

    Publication date 27 August 2018 | 13:11 | ICT

    A group of 13 students from Visual and Applied Arts School of Battambang province organised an exhibition to display their achievements at the showroom of the National Institute of Education, located in Phnom Penh, after they comple