From first-time diarists to lifelong notebook enthusiasts, people around the world are jotting down their thoughts in the pandemic.
It sounded simple enough—make one dish from the eight provinces of Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. I had just uprooted from Mumbai to Beijing, and was extremely lonely.
Jianbing was perfect, and as with all great loves, I knew I was in for trouble.
"There’s a part of me that takes unconscious pleasure in being exotic. And another part that cringes at being scrutinised for my race."
I nearly broke up with my white American boyfriend over chai tea.
It’s true. Not cheating, not disparate life goals, not some fundamental personality mismatch that slowly drives two people apart. Chai tea.
Going cashless in China's "codeconomy".
Residents of Mawsynram, a village in Meghalaya which gets a record-breaking 11,861 mm of rain a year, are used to clouds floating right into their homes. But once the monsoon is over, they have to queue up at taps and fight for water.