News in Asia Is Rooting For Afghanistan

Well, we do root for them in all things, but right now, we were especially pulling for the men’s cricket team in the World Cup. Read More News in Asia Is Rooting For Afghanistan

10 Reasons to Watch the IPL

If, despite my best efforts over the last few months, you still think cricket is not for you, let me introduce you to the Indian Premier League. Despised by the old guard who prefer their games spread over five days, and their trousers white, the IPL is the faster, louder and wackier version of the game made for the 21st century. Since the inaugural season in 2008, it’s gone from strength to strength and is now valued at 3.03 billion U.S. dollars. There’s some serious money to be made from flashy sporting events, and those Indian businessmen who realised this early enough are more than comfortably off these days. Read More 10 Reasons to Watch the IPL

Expat Ramblings: In Praise Of England

Last week, while scouting for ideas for my article about weird English things, I started a Facebook thread that proved extremely popular. Most of my German expat friends had a lot to say about taps, windows and a certain cultural obsession with WW2, but as the discussion went on, we collectively realised that some things about this country actually rock pretty hard. After all, we’re choosing to stay here! Read More Expat Ramblings: In Praise Of England

News in Asia

In honor of the big sporting event that took place last night in the States, I’ll devote some stories to sports, but I’ll take care of other news, too (and hopefully give some levity from some depressing news). Read More News in Asia