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TRAVEL: SUNDAY HERALD/THE LANTAU BUDDHA

When big really is beautiful Sheila Kumar, May 29, 2016 Lantau Island     You glimpse him from a fair distance away. It`s a hazy day and on high in the cable car coming up from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car station, the first sighting of the seated figure, majestic in its very stillness,…

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TRAVEL: THE WEEK/CHINESE CHECKERS

search cart message user   Home Web Specials YouZone Chinese checkers CHINA Chinese checkers By Sheila Kumar | December 06, 2015 Vendors sell food on the streets in Ciqikou Ancient Town, Chongqing | vichie81 Yuyuan garden in Shanghai The famous terracotta warriors of Xi’an | Lukas Hlavac A Giant Panda feeds its cub, in Chengdu Vendors sell food…

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FEATURE: OUTLOOK MAGAZINE/CHINA DIARY

  LAST PAGE China Diary The overarching impression is of a country where everyone has turned consumer with a vengeance. SHEILA KUMAR The Mao suit is grey  I am in Beijing a week after the PLA parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of China’s war against Japan. On subway trains, the TV screens are beaming the…

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Bouza

PHOTO FEATURE: EATING CHINESE FOOD IN CHINA

(All photos by Sheila Kumar. All images are subject to copyright.) Bouza. They made for a great breakfast and kept one going through the day. Jianbing. A fried egg crepe with all kinds of delicious fillings, veg and non-veg. We were gorging on these in the mornings when not scarfing down bouzas.   Platter at an…

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PHOTO FEATURE: CHINA CHRONICLES

                               The Trip Through Pictures                       All pictures by SHEILA KUMAR except where otherwise mentioned. All images are subject to copyright.   The  Shanghai waterfront at the Bund. Blowing my mind….

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PHOTO FEATURE: SEEN AROUND SINA

All pictures by SHEILA KUMAR except where otherwise mentioned. All images are subject to copyright.    Ran Over, it says on the vehicle up front.They have a sense of humour, these  Beijingers. This polite but stern warning in our Shanghai hotel room caused much bemusement, amusement…and the immediate urge to follow a stranger! Delighted to…

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REVIEW: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, AN EXPERIENCE OF CHINA by PALLAVI AIYAR

The author is walking around the Potala with an interpreterfrom the Chinese ministry. A Danish journalist starts to ask the latter questions about Tibet. The woman is upset. The author tells her that in India, people often disagree with each other on a topic and that’s okay.“But in China, it’s different,“ says the woman. “In…

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