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Peace, love and crispy rice crepe pizza: how to cook and eat like you’re on holiday in Nepal

This veg-topped pancake is a Kathmandu favourite – and carrot pudding with cardamom offers a cuddle in a bowlAlongside “Namaste”, “Have you eaten yet?” is a common greeting in Nepal. For millennia the land where Buddha was born has been home to a multi…

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BTS, Blackpink, Squid Game, kimchi … what’s the secret of South Korea’s world-conquering culture?

From K-pop to K-beauty, via film and fashion, South Korea is punching way above its weight. The boyband BTS alone rakes in billions every year. Are there lessons for other countries?How does this sound for a leisurely day of cultural immersion? Ablutio…

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‘Major disruptor’: El Niño threatens the world’s rice supplies

After India imposed an export ban on rice following destructive rains, prices have soared – now other countries across south-east Asia are following suitNormally by mid-August Thongpoon Moonchansong’s fields are submerged in still waters, with scattere…

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