Hiroshima

Photo: Shawn Harquail, Atomic Bomb Dome Spotlight on Hiroshima World War 2 At 8:15 a.m. on 6 August 1945, the first atomic bomb to be used in war was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber. The force of the atomic bomb effectively obliterated the city of …

2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020 is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on July 22. Key Links olympic.org/tokyo-2020 …

East Timor

Photo: United Nations, Fishing off Atauro Island Spotlight on East Timor, a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor. Australia is the country’s southern neighbor, separated by the Timor Sea. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/icELPuQtNB24jJ5u5 Recommended Listening Hidden bugs and helium: Bernard Collaery on our troubled history with East Timor …

Kunming

Photo: Merryly Kunming, China hosts the 15th Biodiversity COP in October 2020. Our spotlight on this city. Kunming is the capital and the largest city of Yunnan province. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/sYwcC1LC49zqCX3u5 City Parks Jindian (Golden Temple Park) Photos Wikipedia Kunming Yunnan Planeta.com China 15th Biodiversity COP (2020) Cities

Ho Chi Minh

Photo: Flowcomm, Bridge Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; [tʰàjŋ̟ fǒ hò cǐ mīŋ̟], also known by its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2017. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the metropolis …

India

Photo: Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. Google Maps …

Kyoto

Photo: Patrick Lewis Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/phz8pp1eJQbKsEeG7 Headlines Tourists In Kyoto Are Making Geisha’s Lives Difficult Markets Nishiki Market Arashiyama Bamboo Grove …

Bangladesh

Photo: Terry Sunderland/CIFOR, Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) Bangladesh is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital is Dhaka. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/mJ8BGZLcLsn5HJeq7 Photos Planeta.com Bangladesh Links Asia Asia Links Bangla Ganges

Bangla

Image: Wikipedia Spotlight on the Bangla language Wikipedia: Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla (বাংলা [ˈbaŋla]), is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Bengalis in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, presently divided between Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam’s Barak Valley. It is …

Bangladesh Links

Bangladesh flag Links related to Bangladesh presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines International Mother Language Day: Ensuring the use of Bangla across all spheres a timely ask Tourism tourismboard.gov.bd Government bangladesh.gov.bd News Dhaka Tribune – @DhakaTribune References Time Weather Wikipedia Bangladesh Bangladeshi cuisine Language Movement Day Planeta.com Bangladesh Bangla Asia Asia Links