12 Days on the Silk Road

Charly Wilder (The New York Times) The sky over Tajikistan was a deep deoxygenated blue as we sped through the desolate mountain landscape of the eastern Pamirs. For days we had been driving one of the world’s most treacherous roads, the Pamir Highway, which snakes through the highlands of Tajikistan...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/travel/Bacalar-mexico-the-next-tulum.html Lauren Sloss (The New York Times) The first glimpse of Laguna Bacalar felt like a mirage, a flash of luminous turquoise through a haze of trees. Twenty-six miles long and just over a mile wide, the “Lake of Seven Colors” snakes through the jungle, carrying tales of Mayan origins...
Andrew Keh and Ben Dooley (The New York Times) In his two decades as a consultant to organizations vying to host the Olympic Games, Terrence Burns helped write and review official bids and plans from dozens of potential candidate cities. In all those bids, he said, discussions of potential disruptions to...
BENGALURU, June 3 (Reuters) - India's government has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use for five doses in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir, which is administered intravenously in hospital, is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials and is at the...
Holland Cotter (The New York Times) NEW YORK When I was, maybe, 10, flipping through books in my grandfather’s house I came across a photograph of the Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali, West Africa, and thought, this is the strangest, most wonderful, most outer-space building I’ve ever seen. Beige-color and...
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the World’s Biggest Book Sale, will be returning to Myanmar from December 23rd to 30th December 2020 – but this time the event will be held entirely online at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s official website. Redesigned to cater to the current need...
  http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/sports/tennis/rising-stars.html In 2010, the three best players on the ATP Tour were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A decade later, they retain the top three rankings. Still, eventually new names will rise to the top. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev combined for dozens...
Elizabeth Paton (The New York Times) PARIS – When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close last week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend –...
Ideabox Myanmar announced a community of female technology professionals, students and enthusiasts, ‘Geek Girls,’ has been formed in Myanmar. The objective of Geek Girls Myanmar is to link female IT professionals and enthusiasts together, so as to create greater engagement and female participation within the technology sector as a whole,...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/arts/design/renaissance-women-painters-prado.html MADRID — Old Masters have always outnumbered Old Mistresses, especially at the Prado. The museum is chock-a-block with paintings we know from Art History 101, in which female artists seem almost nonexistent. We come to the Prado to admire El Greco’s bony saints and Francisco de Goya’s strolling...