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International appetite for Turkish baklava grows

International appetite for Turkish baklava grows Melis Alemdar   Baklava, the other Turkish delight, has enjoyed steadily increasing sales over the past decade. Experts say demand outweighs supply, and baklava masters are hard to come by. They...

Traditional watchmakers have a secret weapon to use against smartwatches

Traditional watchmakers have a secret weapon to use against smartwatches Interview with: Soren J Petersen, CEO, Urban Jürgensen   High-tech features will always challenge traditional craftsmanship, but they can never replace it. The smartwatch is the latest hurdle...

Becoming a master sommelier might be the hardest thing in the world

Becoming a master sommelier might be the hardest thing in the world Earning the accolade of Master Sommelier and winning the right to wear the coveted red pin is no easy task. Aaran Fronda looks...

The house that Tateh built … out of sand-filled plastic bottles

The house that Tateh built ... out of sand-filled plastic bottles Pablo Mediavilla Costa in Tindouf, Algeria   In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica – aka ‘the crazy bottle guy’ –...

Chinese man wins forced gay conversion therapy lawsuit

Chinese man wins forced gay conversion therapy lawsuit   Court in Henan province orders a psychiatric hospital to apologise to man and pay £570 in compensation. A gay man in central China has successfully sued a psychiatric...

Indian women wear cow masks to ask: are sacred cattle safer than us?

Indian women wear cow masks to ask: are sacred cattle safer than us? Michael Safi   Kolkata artist Sujatro Ghosh’s latest project points to country’s veneration of cows to highlight rising violence against women. Indian women are...

Women are the power at Zan TV in Afghanistan

Women are the power at Zan TV in Afghanistan   Women appear on screens across Afghanistan reading news. But at Zan TV, launched earlier this year, they are the decision makers driving its content. It's been more...

Keep on trucking: Art on the move in Pakistan

Keep on trucking: Art on the move in Pakistan This South Asian art proves that everything, even a humble truck, can be transformed into a piece of art. They pollute the roads and chug along at...

Before television, there was shadow theatre

Before television, there was shadow theatre It was extremely popular during Ottoman times and the plays would draw hundreds of people, who would gather to watch the puppets reflected on a curtain. Before television, there many...

Cuzco comes alive with ancient Incas festival

Cuzco comes alive with ancient Incas festival A source of Andean pride, the Inti Raymi festival festival had to be held in secret, but since 1944 has been revived and growing in popularity. At the highest...

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